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Meet the WLS Speakers: Arcilia Acosta of CARCON Industries

The accomplished exec will share her strategies for getting involved and serving on corporate boards at D CEO's upcoming Women's Leadership Symposium.
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Arcilia Acosta Women's Leadership Symposium

There’s an old proverb that says, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” The paradoxical saying certainly holds true when it comes to Arcilia Acosta. Simply put, she’s a powerhouse and change agent, charmingly relentless and smart as a whip.

She resurrected her late father’s construction company in 2000 with nothing more than a few old tools. She rebranded it and brought it from West Texas to Dallas, and built it into a force works on some of the biggest high-profile projects in the state. The success of CARCON Industries also led to a spinoff, STL Engineers, which provides geotechnical services for onshore and nearshore projects.

Despite the demands of her companies, Arcosta makes it a priority to get involved. She is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, is a trustee for Communities Foundation of Texas, and serves on the board of the Dallas Citizens Council. And in April, Gov. Abbott asked her to join an advisory council to guide restarting the state economic in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Through it all, she also works to support emerging women business leaders, with a special passion for helping them secure seats on corporate boards. She’ll share her strategies at D CEO’s two-day virtual Women’s Leadership Symposium on July 15-16, joining other amazing leaders like Cynt Marshall of the Dallas Mavericks, Anne Chow of AT&T Business, and A. Shonn Brown of Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Click here to see the full two-day lineup and order tickets.


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