Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered to make the 2016 Women Build Nations conference a huge success this year in Chicago! We broke record attendance this year with over 1,500 attendees – read the article in Contractor online magazine here!
The first time in it’s history held outside California, this year’s conference drew over 1,500 attendees, breaking previous conference attendance records. The annual conference brought together tradeswomen from across the nation and four countries, as well as across crafts to gather, celebrate, and build community. Thank you to our union, employer, community, and government partners who attended this year’s conference and who work to ensure access, opportunity and equity for women in our industry each and every day. The conference was truly a labor of love, with many hands and hearts, to make this year’s conference a success – thank you for your support! Chicago Women in Trades was proud to serve as the local host committee of the 2016 Women Build Nations conference and to partner with the North American Building Trades Unions, along with other national, regional and local tradeswomen advocates and other allies, to co-host this truly inspirational conference.
Thank you to the 2016 Women Build Nations Conference National Planning Committee:
Carolyn Williams, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Darlene Nava Munoz, Chicago Pipe Fitters Local 597
Debra Chaplan, State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
Diana Limon, IBEW Local 11
Iliana Flores, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Jackie Townsend, Bricklayers Administrative District Council #1 of Illinois
Jayne Vellinga, Chicago Women in the Trades
Patti Edwards Devlin, LIUNA
Patty Hughan, Ironworkers International
Prairie Wells, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers