Tradeswomen Build Nations

Welcome to the official page of Tradeswomen Build Nations, the largest gathering of tradeswomen in the world.

Thank you for attending our biggest conference yet in Las Vegas, NV!

Our 2023 conference is set to be held December 1-3 in Washington, D.C.


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TWBN 2022 Plenary Session Keynote Introductions:

Savannah Palmira, IUPAT

Lacey Crawford, Teamsters

Tia Ferrie, Insulators

Liliana Calderon, Bricklayers

Kennitha Wade, IBEW

Keisha Spradley, IBEW

Vennicia Kingston, LIUNA

Ramona Soosay, UA

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Tradeswomen Heroes – March Winners


Charmaine Nembhard, LIUNA (Apprentice)

Samantha Wyeth, IBEW (Apprentice)

Nicole Wiet, IUEC (Journey)

Malgorzata Wanzewicz, OPCMIA (Journey)









Click Here for List of Previous Tradeswomen Heroes Winners


The Tradeswomen Heroes Award is a joint effort between NABTU’s Tradeswomen’s Committee and Apprenticeship and Training Committee to highlight the tremendous women workers within our affiliate unions. This award recognizes four outstanding tradeswomen per month – two apprentices and two journeyworkers – nominated by local, state, and international leadership.

For instructions on making a nomination, please visit this link.


Tradeswomen Recruitment Video


Lean In Workshop – TWBN 2020

At TBWN 2020, almost 1000 participants took part in a workshop to unveil the virtual Lean In Circles for Union Tradeswomen program, a mentorship and retention program developed for and by tradeswomen to empower building tradeswomen as they address unique and critical issues of tradeswomen in the workforce. Facilitated by LeanIn’s Archana Gilravi and Stephanie Solove-Chou, panelists from a number of trade unions including Laura Ceja (UA), Tarn Goelling (IBEW), Madison Hull (IUPAT), Erica Stewart (Boilermakers), Gina Walsh (Insulators), Erin, Linda Hamilton (IUOE), Blue Coble (IW), and Kilah Engelke (OPCMIA) shared personal stories and insights into the ups and downs of being a tradeswoman, as well as best practices to help persevere through adversity and create more inclusive workplaces.

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