Lara Murphy | PowHERpanel Guest, April 14

Meet Lara Murphy, Co-Founder of Ryan Murphy Construction and PowHERpanel guest on April 14, 1-2 pm at the Calgary Woman’s Show.

Lara Murphy, Ryan Murphy Construction, PowHERpanelLara started her first construction business in New Brunswick at 16, advertising by handing out flyers door to door. She remembers being proud that she could fit two lawn mowers in the trunk of her car!  During her studies at Mount Allison University, she had the opportunity to run several additional businesses within the construction industry. Travelling internationally while playing soccer magnified her love of architecture, and Lara formed Fresco, a heritage restoration firm. After moving to Alberta, her entrepreneurial spirit again led her to launch her own construction company, All Seasons.  It was during this time, in 2007, that Karen and Lara met on a commercial work site.

In 2008, Lara co-founded Ryan Murphy Construction Inc. with business partner, Karen Ryan.  It is Calgary’s only Commercial Construction firm owned by two women.  Since that time, RMC has grown to work nationwide.  With a diverse portfolio, including clients such as the Sheraton Hotel, UNDRCARD Boxing Studio, Telus Spark, Ralph Lauren, Junction 9 Yoga, Village Ice Cream, Soul Cycle and The Vin Room.

  • They have been recognized and featured by The Globe & Mail, PROFIT 500 (ranking #1 fastest growing YYC business in 2016), Canadian Business (Top 100), Chatelaine, Alberta Venture (Fast Growth 50) and MacLean’s Magazine.
  • Ryan Murphy is proud to partner with in several community initiatives including Calgary Reads, SAIT, Fast & Female, Accessible Housing, Scotia Bank Charity Marathon, YWCA and Beaker Head to name a few.
  • Lara currently functions as the Director of Business Development for Ryan Murphy Construction Inc., serves on The YWCA and REAP Calgary Board of Directors and several advisory committees.

Come and meet Lara along with other PowHERpanel guests:  Jamie Sale, Karen Pearce, Filomena May and Jill Andres at the Calgary Woman’s Show on Saturday, April 14 from 1-2 pm. 

The PowHERpanel is just one event of an extensive 5-day accelerator series April 11-15 called WOMEN BUILT2SCALE.


Lara invites you to check out two other WOMEN BUILT2SCALE accelerator events:

PODS |  Exploratory, themed deep-dive breakout sessions, mini-masterminds with a small group of women.  Four PODS to choose from on April 12.  Details here.   As a referral of Lara’s, join us for just $29.

WOMEN BUILT2SCALE Workshop, a 4-Hour, Fast-Paced + Facilitated Workshop to Scale Your Business, Influence + Impact as Canadian Woman Who Leads on Friday, April 13, 1-5 pm.  Details here.  As a referral of Lara’s, join us for just $179.

PowHERhouse gratefully acknowledges the support of our Presenting Sponsor, HILTI Canada.  Thank you for helping us to build strong women who lead!

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