2017 Leadership Conference Held in Washington D.C.

WCOE's 2017 Women Build America Annual Leadership Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on April 2–4, 2017. The three-day Conference started with High Tea Celebration on Sunday afternoon followed by dine-arounds, Monday speakers and panelists, Monday night's Awards Gala, and culminated with the Legislative Day and lunch at the Willard Hotel.

Sunday High Tea – Patrick Jephson, Unlock Your Hidden Strengths

WCOE Members Appointed to 2017 Caltrans Statewide Small Business Council

Lee CunninghamThe Department of Transportation Office of Business and Economic Opportunity has announced the representatives to the 2017 Caltrans Statewide Small Business Council. Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA National will be represented by WCOE member Rebecca Llewellyn and WCOE California Chapter will be represented by WCOE Member Lee Cunningham.

WCOE-CA Chapter Hosts 2016 Leadership Summit

Leadership Conference

On October 13th Swinerton Builders hosted WCOE-CA Chapter's Fall 2016 First Annual Leadership Summit in its San Francisco office. In addition to Swinerton Builders, the conference was also sponsored by the CA Department of General Services. This one day event was focused on promoting leadership and the development of management skills for women in the construction industry.

Lisa Colon Heron, Esq. awarded Ray Dones Service Award

June 2016 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) At its 47th Annual National Convention, Hall of Fame Gala, the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) awarded Lisa Colon Heron, Esq. with the Ray Dones Service Award. The Ray Down Service Award, named in honor of NAMC’s founder, recognizes a NAMC member who has provided significant contributions to NAMC.

Linda Graves, VP of Diversity and Community Affairs at Gilbane, Receives Harriet Tubman Leadership Award

Linda GravesLinda Graves, VP of Diversity and Community Affairs at Gilbane, recently received the prestigious Harriet Tubman Leadership Award from the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC).

As a ten-year veteran with Gilbane, Graves serves in a National leadership role positioning Gilbane's diversity and inclusion efforts as a comprehensive strategy to achieve business and workforce commitments.

Congratulations Brenda Radmacher!

Brenda RadmacherWCOE congratulates Brenda Radmacher, Partner at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP in Glendale CA and WCOE CA Chapter President, on being named the 2016 Outside Counsel of the Year. This is a prestigious award given each year to one lawyer nationally by CLM at its annual conference.

Brenda was one of only three lawyers nominated nationwide, which alone is a huge honor given the fact that CLM is one of the largest organizations of defense lawyers in the nation.

CLM Professionals of the Year Award nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

WCOE Welcomes Balfour Beatty as a Corporate Alliance Partner

An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sectors. The company is the U.S. subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY), a leading international infrastructure group that finances, develops, builds and maintains complex building programs focused on social and commercial buildings, power and utility systems, and transportation.


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