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

April Membership Meeting

Join us this Thursday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. via video conference for our April Membership Meeting! Hear from two of our sponsors, IMA and Lockton, as they discuss Health and Employee Welfare, including:

  • Value-added benefits/resources employers can offer and help their employees access
  • Mental health care, including resources to support teams through anxiety/mental health needs, and what companies can do to help address stress/anxiety
  • Unemployment insurance – how it works and what contractors should know
  • Benefits during furlough, including communication/language requirements for furlough vs layoff and benefits impact

The link to the Microsoft Teams meeting was sent by email to all of our membership - please reach out if you did not receive it and would like to join us for the meeting.


With Women in Construction Week 2020 in the books, check out these links for a quick recap:

March Member Breakfast

Our next member breakfast will be held on March 26th, 2020 at Central Exchange.

Topics include committees, upcoming events in the KC area, and legislative hot items. Please visit our Eventbrite page. for tickets and details!

February Member Breakfast - Surety Drives Project & Personal Success

Members and guests are invited to our next event featuring a panel of experts from IMA, Lockton Companies, and Travelers Insurance moderated by Carolyn Watley - Chair of the Greater KC Chamber. These thought leaders will cover bonding and other hot topics in the surety market. A Q&A session will follow so if you have any questions you would like to ask, now is your chance!

Christina Rodden
Christina Rodden
Account Executive Travelers Insurance
Emilee Harwell
Emilee Harwell
Account Executive Travelers Insurance
Lauren Scott
Lauren Scott
Surety Analyst Lockton Companies
Monica Donatelli
Monica Donatelli
Surety Department Manager IMA

The event will be held from 8:30am to 10:30am on February 27th at Central Exchange in KCMO.

For further details and tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page. We hope to see you there!

Welcome New Board Members!

With the new year comes a new board so please join us in welcoming our board members for 2020:

  • President: Jennifer Morrison, BlueScope Construction
  • Vice President: Becky Wiseman, PM Contracting, Inc.
  • Secretary: Shannon Johnson, Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.
  • Treasurer: Mary Keitel, A.L. Huber General Contractor
  • Director At Large: Susan Remington, Pro-Mechanical

A heartfelt Thank You goes out to our retiring board members and our sponsors during our inaugural year. We hit the ground running in 2020 and look forward to exciting things to come!