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.

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.


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