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Federal regulations call for 23 percent of apprentices in the construction industry to be female. This regulation has never been enforced and we are not even close to this figure. Federal regulations call for only 6.9 percent of construction workers on federal jobs to be female and that goal has not been met. The number is closer to two percent. When these regulations went into effect in 1978, regulators acknowledged that such low numbers of women result in isolation of individual women on jobs and a hostile work environment. It’s a recipe for failure. Money for apprenticeship programs must come with a plan to increase the numbers of women in the construction trades.

Become a partner. We can change the narrative and landscape for Tradeswomen together, one construction site at a time. 

 

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Women Build Nations 2018

10.11/14/2018

Washington State Convention Center

800 Convention Place, Seattle, Washington 98101

Lean In Project
" If one of us Succeed We all Succeed” 
We will be formidable together. Let's Lean In !

 Lean in is a place where tradeswomen and women affiliated with the construction industry can find the support necessary to succeed in this field.  We as members are able to network, learn about job opportunities, give and receive advice, and be encouraged in our prospective trades and career aspirations.  

The objective of Lean In is to help raise awareness of tradeswoman within the media and public.  Less than 3% of women in the US are employed as construction workers though women are over half the population.  We can increase those numbers by being visible and participating in spaces like this.  There is strength and power in our membership but only if we choose to make our voices heard.  Step in and step up to Lean in Circle; the place where sisterhood is just the beginning. 

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