Women Building California and the Nations
A Conference Welcoming All Women in the Trades and Women in the Industry from Everywhere
April 25th – April 27th
1230 J Street
This will be the fourth national all-craft tradeswomen conference held in the U.S. since 2001. Over 600 Tradeswomen broke the record for attendance in 2011. In 2012, 520 Tradeswomen attended, from 26 States and Canada as well as Namibia, Curacao and Switzerland. In 2013 over 600 Tradeswomen again broke the record, making it the largest all crafts tradeswomen conference in the world. At 6 weeks before the conference there are already 450 women registered for 2014.
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 year, General President Wise (Iron Workers) and General President Ringmaiden (Painters) will be coming to the conference.
The conference is designed to give opportunities for networking, skill building, leadership development and organizing. Each year, tradeswomen, union leaders, apprenticeship coordinators, contractors, and politicians facilitate more than 30 workshops and plenary sessions.
This national conference is piggy-backed to the Women Building California conference, which is heading into its 13th year. The conference costs are kept extremely low to enable as many women as possible to attend.
- $100 per person* (postmarked/submitted by April 18)
- $125 per person* (April 19 through paying at the door)
- This fee includes snacks and reception Friday evening, breakfast, lunch, snack and reception on Saturday, and breakfast and snack on Sunday.
- Link to Event Brochure
- Link to Registration
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
- Single page Fax Version of the event