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Tradeswomen, Inc. Facts

  • Tradeswomen, Inc. stays alive through the dedication of its activists, and by changing with the times.
  • Tradeswomen, Inc. published Tradeswomen Magazine for almost 20 years (. It remains the only national magazine written by and for blue collar women.
  • Tradeswomen, Inc. has sponsored the first national conference for women in the trades (1983 in Oakland, CA).
  • Tradeswomen, Inc. has designed and operated Entrade, an independent preapprenticeship program for women, in partnership with Women Empowering Women.
  • Tradeswomen, Inc. has held support groups, get-togethers and workshops for Bay Area tradeswomen.
  • Tradeswomen, Inc. has partnered with the State Building Trades Council to put on the Women Building California conferences in 2002 and 2003, and the Women Building and Protecting California conference in April, 2004.
  • After 23 years as a volunteer organization, the Tradeswomen, Inc. Board hired an Executive Director in June, 2002 to meet increased demand for services. Among her duties, the Director works with Tradeswomen Now and Tomorrow (TNT), a new (2002) national coalition of tradeswomen's organizations and administers a federal grant to place more women in Bay Area trades jobs.
  • In March, 2004, the Board of Directors adopted a proposal to actively build Tradeswomen, Inc.'s membership.