WCOE CA Chapter and Balfour Beatty will host a networking event on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Culver City Courtyard Marriott, 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA. Speaker for the event will be Lee Cunningham, CEO of BT Metals and WCOE Board Member, She will talk about "How to Work a Room." Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event.
The WCOE Resource Center is launching a new educational website and would like to feature projects by woman contractors. Please send pictures and a brief description of the projects to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCOE has announced the annual leadership conference will be held in Washington DC at the Willard Hotel April 3 to 5, 2016. The event will host women from across the nation for networking, speakers and special events including visits to Capitol Hill. Conference details will be available soon.
“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. If you don’t love your job and you aren’t having fun doing it, then it’s time to find something new.” This philosophy is one that Ida Brooker has followed throughout her career – and it has certainly served her well.
A night of celebration was held on Monday, March 30 as WCOE presented awards and hosted speakers. The Mobius Award for Influential Woman in Government was presented to Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall commented on another award recipient, Senator Mikulski, who was one of only two women in the Senate when the Deputy Secretary was just starting out as a foreign and defense policy advisor for then-Senator Biden. “She has been a trailblazer for so many of us, and has fought on behalf of women for decades.”
Women representing construction companies and related services converged on Washington, D.C. March 29 through 31 for the WCOE Annual Leadership Conference. The three days featured special events, panel discussions and keynote speakers.
Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA recently elected a new Board of Directors effective March 30, 2015. The new Board of Directors will serve for one year. Caryn Boisen, Larson King, LLP, St. Paul, Minnesota, will serve as President; Stephanie Hickman, Trice Construction, Chicago, Illinois, will serve as President-Elect; and Karen Barbour, The Barbour Group, Baltimore, Maryland, will serve as Secretary/Treasurer.
Jane Hilboldt, CEO of Hilboldt Curtainwall in St. Louis, MO, was awarded the Mobius Legacy Achievement Award at the WCOE Gala dinner held at the National Press Club during the 2015 Leadership Conference held in Washington DC on March 30. Jane has served on the National Board of Directors for many years.