Roundup: Adversity panel / Women’s soccer revenues soar / Construction backlog drops

    Leadership and lattes: Three of Business Report’s 2019 Influential Women in Business will be speaking at a panel discussion event called “Rising Above Adversity, this Friday, June 21. The event, hosted by Leadership and Lattes at the Crowne Plaza, will feature stories about how they continue to rise above adversities. See the event page for more information.

    Winning: In the three years since winning the 2015 World Cup, the U.S. women’s national team generated more game revenue ($50.8 million) than the U.S. men’s national team ($49.9 million), according to audited financial reports acquired by the Wall Street Journal. The USWNT’s ability to match, and even exceed, the men’s squad in game revenue (which is made up of mostly ticket sales) is a key factor in their ongoing gender-discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. Read the full analysis of what this means for women’s sports from Axios.

    Project slowdown: Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its U.S. Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 8.7 months in April 2019, down 9% since March, when the backlog was 9.5 months. ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu says the backlog drop is due to fewer large commercial projects in the pipeline than the year before. Read the full report.