Tuesday, Aug 23: Tradeswomen & Allies Forum

Local tradeswomen & allies speak about their experiences and how to get 20% women in the trades by 2020 

You are cordially invited: Tuesday, August 23, 5:30 – 7pm
The Carpenters Center, 750 Dorchester Ave


  • Dominique Cave, 2nd Year Apprentice, Plumbers Local 12
  • Tyiesha Thompson, 4th Year Apprentice, Insulators Local 6
  • Kennell Broomstein, Jouneylevel Electrician, IBEW Local 103
  • Kim Hokanson, Journeylevel Carpenter, Local 275 & Field Super, New England Finish Systems
  • Maureen Kirkpatrick, Operations Manager, Turner Construction

Moderated by Dr. Susan Moir, UMass Boston Labor Resource Center & co-convener Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI)

The event is co-sponsored by all our regional tradeswomen’s groups:

  • Plumbers Local 12 Women’s Committee
  • Painters District Council 35 Women in Action
  • New England Regional Council of Carpenters Sisters in the Brotherhood
  • Massachusetts Tradeswomen’s Association (MTWA)
  • Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI)
  • Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD)

Many thanks to the Building Trades leaders who are also co-sponsors:

  • New England Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Painters District Council 21  (Philadelphia area)
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Labor Management Cooperation Fund 
  • Boston Metropolitan District Building Trades Council
  • Pennsylvania Apprentice Coordinators Association
  • Massachusetts Building Trades Training Directors Association

The evening Forum will follow a day-long US Department of Labor meeting of national leaders on expanding apprenticeship  including best practices for increasing recruitment and retention of women.



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