Welcome to the Kansas City chapter of the Women Construction Owners & Executives USA

Our Mission


The purpose of the WCOE KC is to promote and endorse leadership, mentorship and opportunities for advancement of women leaders in the construction industry.


"Kansas City is proud to be home to the first local chapter of Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE KC) which serves as a model for the rest of the country. The work done by WCOE KC, as well as its individual members, is an example to all women in Kansas City who aspire to work in these important professional fields, and helps increase equity in our community."

Mayor Sly James
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Business Journal - Table of Experts


Our president, Lisa Garney, recently participated in a panel of industry experts discussing how they are addressing the current shortages in the construction labor market.

Are you seeing those same shortages and looking for some insight? Check the Kansas City Business Journal article to find out what the panel members had to say.

June Member Spotlight


Our June Member Spotlight is on Vanessa Linscott, President and CEO of Staco Electric and currently serving on our Legislative committee. Head over to the Member Spotlight page to read more!

Vanessa was also recently featured on the Bangert Builtcast podcast. Head on over and check it out!

New Updates!


Stay tuned for exciting announcements coming soon including Committee Chair Updates, Committee Meeting Dates, and an updated Membership Portal. Membership Packets are available via wcoekc@wcoekc.org.

If you missed it, we are thrilled that the WCOE KC Chapter was announced by the Kansas City Business Journal, see article under News Link. Don’t forget to follow WCOE KC on social media!

CONGRATULATIONS to our new WCOE KC Board of Directors.


The slate for the Board of Directors has been approved by the majority of the members of WCOE KC. Thank you to everyone for participating and showing such positive support for the KC Chapter. This is an exciting time in Kansas City, especially in the construction industry, and we know the WCOE KC Chapter will be an example of pride, strength, & leadership in the community and in the construction industry.

  • President: Lisa Garney
  • Vice President: Elisabeth DeCoursey
  • Secretary: Ashley Tumberger
  • Treasurer: Julie Farrell
  • Director At Large: Susan Remington
  • WCOE USA Central Region Director:Dianna Richardson
  • WCOE USA President:Sheila Ohrenberg

Phenomenal Kick Off Success! Thank you Kansas City!


Thank you to all Sponsors and Guests for attending the WCOE KC New Year Cocktail Reception - a phenomenal success! The sold out crowd demonstrates our communities and elected officials commitment to developing, supporting, and empowering women leaders in the construction industry.

We encourage and invite the KC construction industry, women executives and women business owners, to Become a Member of WCOE KC. The WCOE KC Membership Application can be found under the Membership tab above.