WCOE News

WCOE Charter Member and Past President Ida Brooker Retires after 30 Years of Service to the Boeing Company

“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.

WCOE Welcomes Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall to Gala Celebration

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.”

WCOE Celebrates Women Building America at Annual Leadership Conference

Karen SweeneyWomen 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.

WCOE Elects New Board of Directors

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 Awarded Mobius Legacy Achievement Award

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.

Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Awarded the Mobius Award for Influential Woman in Government

The WCOE National Leadership Conference was held in Washington DC March 29 to 31. One of the highlights of the conference was the Gala held at the National Press Club on Monday, March 30, where The WCOE Mobius Awards were presented.

Jane Hilboldt Honored as One of St. Louis' Most Tenacious Entrepreneurs

Jane Hilboldt, CEO, Hilboldt Curtainwall, Inc. and Member of the National Board of directors for WCOE, USA, has been selected as one of the Top Women Business Owners by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly. The organization has been honoring women entrepreneurs for the past 22 years. The women are recognized for their continued help and support the St. Louis business region grow and prosper. Their combined success illustrate how women continue to shape the business world.

The Change Order Fairness Act – Maryland

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by Karen Barbour, The Barbour Group & WCOE, USA Corporate Alliance Chair

Rosana Privitera Biondo Recently Appointed to The National Women's Business Council

Rosana Privitera BiondoThe National Women's Business Council recently appointed three new women to the prestigious group of Council Members including Rosana Privitera Biondo, Pamela Prince-Eason and Anne D. Shybunko-Moore.

WCOE Midwestern Regional Conference Held in Chicago

Women construction owners, executives and supporters gathered in Chicago October 3rd and 4th for the Midwestern Regional Conference held at the Fairmont Hotel.  The conference, hosted by the WCOE Chicago Caucus featured speakers and panelists ranging from construction company executives, industry-related professionals and politicians.

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