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Tradeswomen Build Nations 2023

The 2023 Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference will take place in Washington, D.C. from December 1st to 3rd.

This conference serves as a unifying platform for thousands of tradeswomen, making it the largest gathering of tradeswomen worldwide. Originally hosted in California in 2002, it has since evolved into an international event and this year marks its 13th installment. Attendees include tradeswomen, gender-diverse tradespersons, union representatives, company delegates, politicians and allies. Over the course of three days, the conference offers plenary sessions, workshops, panels, networking opportunities, union caucuses and more.

The event, through its plenaries, workshops, panels, and discussions, addresses pressing issues facing tradeswomen in our industries and the pursuit of viable solutions. These issues encompass racial and gender injustices, economic security, and health and safety. The conference is dedicated to recognizing the imperative of expanding opportunities within the building trades for historically marginalized communities, with a particular emphasis on women, people of colour, Indigenous people, and veterans.

Distinguished past speakers at the plenary sessions have included Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Vice President Kamala Harris, Sheryl Sandberg, the founder of Lean In, Sean McGarvey, President of NABTU, and Elizabeth H. Shuler, President of the AFL-CIO.

Attending the Tradeswomen Build Nations conference can be a transformative experience offering networking, career development, advocacy and personal growth opportunities. Whether you’re already established in your trade or just starting out, it’s a valuable event for tradeswomen looking to thrive in their careers and make a positive impact on the industry.


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Here is the link for the 2023 Tradeswomen Build Nations registration. This link also includes information about the conference and hotel booking information.

Tradeswomen Taskforce has some valuable information on why the conference is important and how request support to attend here.

Below are links to information about the last conference that was in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2022.

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