Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE) is excited to announce their continued corporate partnership with Travelers. Contractors face complex challenges as they strive to build and maintain successful businesses in construction – one of the most competitive industries. “We greatly value diversity and inclusion, and we’re proud to support initiatives that foster a culture of equality throughout the construction industry,” said Rick Keegan, President of Construction at Travelers. “We’re pleased to continue our relationship with WCOE, and we applaud its ongoing efforts to empower women as construction business owners and executives.”
Travelers is committed to creating a welcoming environment that brings together people with different backgrounds and perspectives as it believes fostering an environment of total inclusion is essential for success. As part of its commitment to inclusion, the company offers employee-led diversity networks focused on attracting, retaining and developing all of its employees, many of whom are engaged by the company’s leaders to influence business strategy. Travelers has also been recognized for its support of diverse workforce by being included as one of DiversityInc’s Noteworthy Companies, appearing on VIQTORY’s list of Military Friendly® Companies since 2007 and being acknowledged by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
Travelers provides industry-leading construction safety training, education, products and services to help contractors navigate continuously evolving risks. With more than 600 professionals dedicated specifically to construction, Travelers works closely with contractors to develop customized plans to manage risk, promote a culture of safety and support business continuity. To learn more about construction services from Travelers, visit www.travelers.com.
Corporate Alliance Partners facilitate aligning corporate interests with WCOE’s goals and objectives, while sharing markets, experiences and business prospects. It ensures a collaborative effort and mutual advocacy to overcome challenges confronting our corporations in today’s marketplace as it relates to expanding the growth of Women Business Enterprises. In addition, corporate partners have access to WCOE’s resources through networking, educational conferences, publications, and contracting opportunities. For more information, contact Theresa Kern, President, WCOE USA, 202.276.0646.
The Core Purpose of WCOE
To promote the role of women-owned businesses in the construction industry, to advance women in executive management positions within the industry, to provide resources to enhance the professional development of every member, to provide a network of executive women in the construction industry for peer-to-peer assistance and information, and to monitor and pursue legislation advantageous to women in general and the construction industry in particular.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $30 billion in 2018. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.