Women in Trades
Women are a small but mighty percentage of the construction workforce. Learn about efforts to recruit women into the trades, support them, and grow their leadership potential—on the job and in their unions. Many of the videos in this section were created for our Women Build Nations conferences that were held in California from 2002-2015. The conferences are now moving across the nation.
Women are the new face of construction. In this brief video, produced by the State Building Trades Council in collaboration with Tradeswomen, Inc. and funded by the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards—you’ll meet women who are in the field, working with the tools and building California. Women are still only a small percentage of those working on construction sites, and that fact alone makes it hard to recruit new women to come into the industry. This 4-minute video is designed to show women who might consider a career in the trades that construction might be an ideal choice for them.