Women Building California and the Nations
A Conference Welcoming All Women in the Trades and Women in the Construction Industry from Everywhere
May 1st – 3rd
Sheraton Gateway LAX
6101 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
This will be the fifth national all-craft tradeswomen conference held in the U.S. since 2001. It grew out of the Women Building California conference, which started in 2002. Last year it brought together close to 900 tradeswomen for three educational days of workshops and networking, again breaking the world record for attendance at an all crafts tradeswomen conference. All women in the Construction Industry are welcome to attend, from anywhere.
The official conference sponsors of this event are North America’s Building Trades Unions (BCTD) and the California Building Trades Council. The event enjoys support from almost all of the International unions. Several international General Presidents have participated in the conference: IBEW GP Ed Hill, IUPAT GP Ken Ringmaiden and Iron Workers GP Walter Wise.
The conference is designed to give opportunities for networking, skill building, leadership development and organizing. Tradeswomen, union leaders, apprenticeship coordinators, contractors, and politicians will facilitate more than 40 workshops and plenary sessions. The agenda is planned by the BCTD’s Committee for Women in the Trades, Tradeswomen, Inc., and local tradeswomen.
Conference costs are kept extremely low to enable as many women as possible to attend. Registration, if paid before March 7, is $75 per person. This fee includes: a meet-and-greet reception Friday evening, breakfast, lunch, and reception on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Link to Event Brochure
Link to Registration
Link to Sheraton for Registration
Special Rate Code: Women Build Conference (The hotel rate is $129 + tax per night for a room with 2 queen beds. Some of the ladies will arrive Wednesday and stay until Monday, for best flight rates and networking)
Link to Past Women Build California and the Nations Photos Page
All are Welcome to donate something to the Raffle.
There is a traditional large raffle at the end of the conference. Tools, Gear, Gift baskets, Gift cards, Tee-shirts, Trades Jackets, Hats, and an endless variety of wonderful donated stuff.
Looking for Photos of Tradeswomen On the Jobsite – Sisters in the Building Trades will again be making a Video for the Conference to share on the big screen. Please donate photos of tradeswomen on the jobsite. Please send as full file attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to the Women Build the Nations 2014 Conference Event Page – this page will give you all the information, who is attending, from where, what trades and answer any of your questions.
Resource documents to help acquire sponsorship to the conference (in Word Doc format):
- 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
- Single page Fax Version of the event