Women Building California and the Nation
A Conference Welcoming All Women in the Trades and Women in the Construction Industry from Everywhere
April 5th – April 7th
Sheraton Grand – 1230 J Street, Sacramento, California
This will be the third national all-craft tradeswomen conference held in the U.S. since 2001. Women in the industry from anywhere on Earth are very welcome to join in. The official conference sponsors are the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO and the California Building Trades Council. In addition, several international unions are making donations to support the conference.
This national conference is being piggy-backed to the Women Building California conference. For each of the past 12 years, hundreds of union crafts women from all over California have convened at the Women Building California conference, last year, 520 Tradeswomen attended, from 26 States and Canada as well as Namibia, Curacao and Switzerland. Union apprentices, new journeywomen, women in leadership and women ready to retire come to the conference to network, to share experiences, to mentor and to learn. Politicians, union leaders, apprenticeship coordinators and tradeswomen facilitate more than 25 workshops and plenary sessions. Attendees to this conference will build their leadership skills, union identity, mentoring connections and support networks.
Link to Event Brochure
Link to Registration
The conference costs are kept extremely low to enable as many women as possible to attend. Registration, if paid before March 31, is $75 per person. This fee includes breakfast, lunch, snack and reception on Saturday, and breakfast and snack on Sunday.
Here are some more documents to help acquire sponsorship to the conference:
Example letter to Executive Board to get sponsorship
What’s the value of the Women Building California and the Nation conference
How to make a motion requesting support for conference attendance
How To write a letter requesting union support for conference attendance