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Manila Tradeswomen Gathering

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Tradeswomen and Women in the Construction Industry are welcomed to join us to travel to the Philippines for a “Manila Tradeswomen Gathering” March 4th, 2018 with a larger group traveling to Brisbane to join our Aussie Sisters in the Second Tradeswomen Conference in Australia for International Women’s Day 2018.


Sisters in the Building Trades Global Outreach

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A 5 year project, starting off with:

  1. Helping start the first Women in Youth apprenticeship in Nigeria Negucci Women In Construction & Technology Nigeria Fund Raiser – Website
  2. The Aussies first Tradeswomen Conference August 11th 2016, Click for PDF Flyer
  3. Hermanas en los Oficios de la Construcción, Teaching women in Central America (landing in Costa Rica, moving up to Guatemala and down to Panama) to use tools, for empowerment & careers. Facebook Page
  4. Outreach to our Pinay Sisters in the Philippines
  5. Tradeswomen Delegation to India January 14th – 28th 2017, Click for PDF Flyer

2017 Women Build Nations Conference

Chicago, IL – October 13th-15th, 2017

The Conference has become the single most effective tool to retain, recruit, educate, mentor and meet tradeswomen in North America, and the largest all crafts tradeswomen conference in the world. Join Two Thousand tradeswomen at the Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place the largest convention center in the country.

Donate Raffle Prizes! Tools, safety gear, logoed jackets, t-shirts, hats and cool construction gadgets for our Annual End of Conference Raffle! Donations can be shipped to:
Women Build Nations Raffle
2444 W. 16th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Attend the Building Equity for Women in Apprenticeship and Employment: An Institute for Practitioners and Employers (Brochure) – a one-day, pre-conference event designed to provide pre-apprenticeship programs, registered apprenticeship programs and contractors with the tools to recruit and retain women in the industry. Registration for this event is separate from the conference and available here.

Please upload photos of Tradeswomen on the job site for the Annual Conference Video.

Please send any photos you have of WBN 2016 to our email, so they can be shared in the conference albums.

Conference Schedule Information and Links

Thursday October 12th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Chicago Women in Trades Open House and Carnival Night
2444 W. 16th Street, Chicago, IL 60608

For those going to Friday’s Practitioner Institute, or the Friday Chicago Labor & Women History Tour, and missing the Friday Architecture River Boat Tour, please feel welcome to join us on Thursday, 3pm to 4:30 pm tour. Tickets available here.

Friday Pick ONE for the Day and then get back to the Conference for 6pm to 9pm Meet and Greet Reception. Snacks and Drinks, Booths will be up to check out.

Friday – 9AM to 5PM $125 – Practitioner Institute an opportunity for pre-apprenticeship training program providers, employers, registered apprenticeship programs, contractors, workforce practitioners, & Mentors…. interface with their peers from around the country & learn from a variety of successful program models. Register here.

Friday Chicago and Women’s Labor History Tour 9am – 5pm $30.00 Join CWIT & the Illinois Labor History Society for a guided bus tour showcasing Chicago’s rich labor history & the important role of women in the movement. Ticket includes transportation, a docent, lunch & a visit to a pub, and a Beer. Tickets here.

Friday Architectural Boat Tour – 1:30pm – 3pm $ 35.00 river boat tour providing amazing views of Chicago’s most beautiful, iconic and innovative buildings. Hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Tickets for FRIDAY Tour.

Tradeswomen are meeting at Reggie’s for Lunch Before the FRIDAY Architectural Boat Tour

Saturday: 7am Registration & Breakfast – 4:30pm Banner Parade – 6pm Reception

Sunday: 7am Breakfast – 2-5 pm Tradeswomen Policy Forum

Sisters in the Building Trades

17701 108th Avenue SE
PMB #131
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 206.618.6715
Fax: 253.850.1259
EIN# 56-2554359

The Next Meeting of the Sisters

When: February 4th, 2017
What Time: Set up at 3:30PM | Potluck at 4PM | Meeting Starts at 5PM
Where: South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Campus
6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA
Building "C" Room 122
$3 parking

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