WCOE Legislative Burst for April 2018

Steel and Aluminum Tariff Update

Many WCOE members are concerned about the effect the Administration-imposed 25 percent tariff on steel imports and the 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports, effective March 23, will have on their businesses. Imports from Canada and Mexico were quickly exempted from the tariffs on both products. Ultimately, after threatening to go to the World Bank or impose retaliatory tariffs, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, and the EU will also be exempted. However, it remains to be seen what the impact of the tariff will be on WCOE members.

Linda Graves receives NAMC Golden Champion Award

WCOE is excited to announce that one of our Corporate Alliance partners, Linda Graves, VP of Diversity and Community Affairs at Gilbane recently received the Golden Champion Award for Leadership in Minority Business Development in Wisconsin Construction Industry. Since 2016, NAMC-WI has sponsored the 31st annual DBE Workshop and Secretary's Golden Shovel Award in coordination with WisDOT, City of Madison, Dane County, and Milwaukee Country. Members of the NAMC board presented seven Golden Champion awards to deserving industry professionals and government officials.

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.


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