Bulletin - National Tradeswomen's Conference Draws Record Attendance
Annual Women Building the Nation conference, drew a record attendance of nearly 600 tradeswomen
May 9, 2011 - The Building Trades’ Women Building California Conference, which this year also became the first annual Women Building the Nation conference, drew a record attendance of nearly 600 tradeswomen this year, press coverage, and praise from the attendees. A focus of the conference was "moving the decimal point," to increase the percentage of women in the trades from the current 2.5% to 25%
“The attendees are telling me that this breaks them out of isolation and brings them into the rank and file,” Building Trades special project director Debra Chaplan was quoted in coverage of the event by ENR California.
“The workshops offered were fantastic, and women never have a problem engaging in discussions or solutions. This is a place where women can network, empower each other and go back to their locals and basically be a better union member,” commented electrical worker Denise Soza of Santa Rosa.
“There are workshops that are relevant to women, and you get the support from other women,” journeyman painter Wendy Burrows of Citrus Heights was quoted in a Sacramento Bee story.
Here are links to news coverage of the conference.
ENR California: http://california.construction.com/california_construction_news/2011/0505_TradeswomenUnionJobs.asp
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