Tradeswomen Organizations

The Western Resources Center for Women in Apprenticeship is a joint project of three tradeswomen’s organizations – Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. (based in Portland), Apprenticeship & Nontraditional Employment for Women (ANEW, based in Seattle), and Tradeswomen, Inc. (based in Oakland, CA).  There are many tradeswomen’s organizations around the country.

If there’s no organization where you live, contact us about starting one!

Chicago Women in Trades works to increase the number of women in the skilled trades and other blue collar occupations and to eliminate the barriers that prohibit women from entering and remaining in non-traditional careers.

Hard Hatted Women is a dedicated to promoting women’s economic empowerment by ensuring equal access and opportunity to all jobs, especially non-traditional.

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping low-income women find economic self-sufficiency through work in the blue-collar trades. NEW is located in New York City.

Minnesota Tradeswomen supports mentorship and success for women working in the trades in Minnesota.

Mississippi Women in Construction (WinC), based in Biloxi, is a project of the Moore Community House.

Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT)

Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI) is based in Massachussetts.

Texas Women in Trades is an organization geared towards recruiting young people, women and minorities to the trades. Through strategic planning, TWIT connects with similar organizations to maximize resources and on a local, state and national platform.

Utah Women in Trades Founded in 2010, UWIT mission is to retain and increase the number of women seeking and obtaining opportunities in non-traditional building and construction trades by supporting education through apprenticeship programs, outreach and retention programs, mentoring new trades women, celebrating success and providing encouragement and hope for future generations. To insure that all women who enter construction trades are able to work in a safe working environment, free from harassment.

Washington Women in Trades produces the annual Women in Trades Fair in Seattle.

Vermont Works for Women

Women in Nontraditional Employment Roles (Los Angeles, CA)

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