Tradeswomen Build Nations: Official Page

 

Tradeswomen Heroes – February Winners

 

Sydney Kolnberger, Apprentice (IW)

Sarah Harkssen, Apprentice (United Association)

Sandra Sigala, Journeyworker (IUPAT)

Mishelle Wallace, Journeyworker (IW)

 

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.

 

Tradeswomen Build Nations

 

Thank you to everyone who registered and attended Tradeswomen Build Nations 2020. The 3-hour virtual conference featured a formal plenary session with insightful speakers and videos.

Please click here to view the entire event.

TWBN 2020 Speakers

We appreciate the inspiring speeches from thought leaders from government, business and labor including:

This year’s conference was emceed by NABTU Tradeswomen Committee Chairwoman and Ironworker’s International Diversity Director Vicki O’Leary and Boilermakers International Industrial Sector Representative Erica Stewart. We also thank the tradeswomen who provided great introductions to our keynote speakers:

Lean In Workshop

After the plenary, almost 1000 participants took part in a workshop to unveil the virtual Lean In Circles for Union Tradeswomen program, a new 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 Engleke (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. This new international program will be launched across North America next month.

Sign up for the program today at leanin.org/trades! 

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Additional Links:

How to Make a Tradeswomen Heroes Nomination

How to Make a Motion Requesting Support for Conference Attendance

How to Write a Letter Requesting Union Support for Conference Attendance

Sample Letter Requesting Help with Conference Attendance

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This is the official place for NABTU’s Tradeswomen Build Nations conference information: www.nabtu.org/twbn. You may also receive information directly from your international.

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