women in the trades

Mary-Anne Bowcott (@the_ladyplumber) is a testament to perseverance and hard work. In a male-dominant industry, now a successful business owner, she is blazing the trail for women to look at trades in a different light. Mary-Anne Bowcott has come a long way from the days of living on a farm— which housed a few hundred Read more

Recently, the industry celebrated National Women in Apprenticeship Day—part of National Apprenticeship Week—which coincides with the signing a year ago of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure. Increasing the number of women in apprenticeship and the jobs created by the BIL go hand in hand. The BIL’s Read more

AB&I Foundry, in celebration of women in engineering, manufacturing and the skilled trades, has developed an iron woman character named “Rose.” The foundry has had a long history with their iron man character who is a big burly man. It was time for the company to feature a female character. The new Iron Woman pays Read more

This Northern California plumber’s tenacity matches the company name through hard work, perseverance and a willingness to learn and to keep getting better at her craft. Self-employed and co-owner of Bulldawg Plumbing, Red Bluff, Calif., Laura Nobert’s (@bulldawg_plumbing) real first experience in the trades was working for a few years in general construction with a Read more

Minneapolis — The National Taskforce on Tradeswomen’s Issues held their annual meeting during the end of the Tradeswomen Build Nations 2019 Conference in Minneapolis October 4-6. On Monday, October 7th, members of the Taskforce gathered at local union offices for the annual meeting. Attendance totaled 55 attendees from nine trades and 14 states. The group consisted Read more