About the Sisters in the Building Trades
The Sisters in the Building Trades, is a Not-For-Profit Organization, listed as a 501(c)(3) corporation.
Therefore, donations keeps us alive and provide us with the funding to make all our activities, volunteering and training available to our members.
This means that your donations are not only going to help the Sister’s but they also benefit you. Your donations are all considered tax deductible. Please contact us
for more information about donations and deductions. For a list of current donations please click here.
Our mailing address is:
Sisters in the Building Trades
17701 108th Avenue SE
Renton, WA 98055
And our email contact info:
Melina Harris: Main contact, photos, questions, submissions, opinions, idea’s, etc.
Kandy Paulson: Events Promotions
The Board of Directors 2012
Carpenters Local 30
Skype – melina_harris
Steward, Teamsters Local 174
IUOE Local 612
IBEW Local 76
Gig Harbor, Washington
Sherry Lynn Barry
Laborers District Council, Organizer/Tribal Liaison
Ironworkers Local 86, Instructor
Teamsters Local 174
Carpenters Local 30
IBEW Local 46, Instructor
Carpenters Local 156
Project manager, Carpenters Local 713
Sheet Metal Workers Local 104
San Jose, California
Terri Bremer Piasecki
President/CEO at Charm and Hammer
Apex, North Carolina
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Local 839
Carpenters Local 1325
Magdaline (Maggie) Yen
IBEW Local 353 – Sisters in the Trades
IBEW Local 213 – Instructor
New South Wales, Australia
Deborah Mykkell Phillips
SALT – Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen
Maiabar, New South Wales, Australia
Sisters in the Building Trades Inc
The mission of the Sisters in the Building Trades is to expand a network of active women that will affirm building trades sisters as a positive and growing part of the construction workforce. To increase the number of trades women through cooperative recruitment efforts and mentoring support for enhanced retention. Hold regular meetings allowing women to network and share their experiences; match mentors to new tradesâ€™ women; enter into partnership with disadvantaged women to provide encouragement and hope; and reinforce appropriate workplace conduct. Increase public awareness of construction careers; provide speakers to career fairs and other outreach opportunities; support recruiting efforts of apprenticeship programs; and use our skills in volunteer work.
501C3 Non Profit , FEIN 56-2554359
State of Washington
Corporation Account # 3-127018-4
Unified Business Identifier # 602-577-091
Date of Incorporation 01/23/06
State of Washington Charities Program Registration # 22388
Dunn and Bradstreet DUNS # 791364073
SUGAR CRM will be phased in as the Sisters new Data and E-Mail program.
A Dual Core Server was donated by Larry Jackson of IBEW Local 46.
Server Hosting and IT services are donated by Steven Jeffries
Web services are donated by
Book keeping and CPA services are donated by
The Godwin Group, PLLC Audrey L. Godwin, CPA
Phone: 425-282-6915 Fax: 425-282-6916
Director Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Focus Group Panel, Her Start up http://www.herstartup.com/fg.html
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Chair of the Women’s Committee, Master Builder’s Association
Washington Women Employment and Education, Board member www.wwee.org/
Northwest Women’s Business Center, Volunteer http://www.seattleccd.com/wbcmain/nwwbc
The Sisters In The Building Trades is a Voting Member of The National Committee on Pay Equity. By vote of the members March 13th 2007.
The Statement of Principles of the NCPE is as follows.
- True equality for the millions of women and minorities in the work force will not be achieved until there is pay equity.
- Achievement of pay equity will benefit millions of households, particularly the growing number headed by women.
- The drive for implementation of pay equity must be seen as reversal of a historical pattern of devaluing work done by women and minorities.
- While it is crucial that all occupations be open to women and minorities, efforts must continue to find solutions to the problems of workers in female-and-minority-dominated occupations.
- Pay equity is an intrinsic part of the goal of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Sisters in the Building Trades is a member of the Steering committee of the Construction Center of Excellence Since 2006. http://www.rtc.edu/CCE/