2017 Women Build Nations

Chicago Women in Trades and North America’s Building Trade’s Unions Women’s Committee are thrilled to announce that the 2017 Women Build Nations Conference will return to Chicago October 13th -15th.  This year, anticipating record breaking attendance, the conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel and McCormick Place Convention Center, the largest convention center in the country, which many tradeswomen helped to build!  Keeping watching the site for more exciting conference news and events, including registration – coming soon!

Register for the 2017 Women Build Nations Conference – Conference and hotel reservation links are now on-line!

Building Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment: An Institute for Practitioners and Employers – Register for this pre-conference institute providing apprenticeship programs, pre-apprenticeship programs, unions, contractors, workforce development professionals and other stakeholders with the tools and resources to improve women’s participation in their programs and in the construction workforce.

For Tradeswomen – How to Request Union Sponsorship – Visit this page to learn more about how you can request sponsorship from your union to attend the conference.

Become a Women Build Nations  2017 Sponsor –  Learn how you can help support the largest convening of women in the building trades!

Volunteer for the Conference – Learn more about how  you can support the conference in becoming a conference volunteer.

Aspiring Tradeswomen Scholarship Fund – If you are enrolled in a construction career readiness, pre-apprenticeship training program, or Career and Technical Education Center program, you may be eligible for support to off-set the cost of attending Women Build Nations – learn more here.

Chicago Women in Trades Pre-Conference Events – Coming to the conference early?  Join CWIT for an open house,  a labor tour or an architectural boat tour and access other information to help you make the most of your trip to Chicago.

Women Build Nations 2017 Program Materials – This page houses the program book for 2017,  the agenda at a glance and, once the conference is over, conference materials shared with us will also be posted on this site.

Women Build Nations 2016 Conference Resources Take a look at resources from last year’s conference and Practitioner Institute.