Women in Trades

Women Work Hard

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 Building the Nation is the largest gathering of women who work in the building trades in the world. This national (and international) event was held in Los Angeles, in May 2015. Hear from several tradeswomen about what they do, and why the building trades are a great career for women.