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Tradeswomen Leadership Institute


The Tradeswomen Leadership Institute facilitates leadership development, advocacy skills, and unity among all women (union, open shop, self-employed and otherwise) working in the building, construction, mechanical, utility, and highway trades.

2018 will mark the 11th annual Tradeswomen Leadership Institute.

Members of Laborers’ Local 483 can be sponsored to attend - contact the Local 483 office.

Saturday, November 17
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute Training Center 
4222 NE 158th Ave.
Portland OR 97230

Registration closes Thursday November 15.

This year will focus on organizing and strengthen the Tradeswomen Movement. There will be two workshops during the day, available to all attendees.

  • Ambassador Training

This workshops focuses on recruiting potential workers to the industry. After this workshop, all participants will be eligible to table and outreach in the community on behalf of Oregon Tradeswomen. You will also have the tools necessary to return to your companies, unions, or organizations and begin to launch your own ambassador program.

  • Running a Committee

Committees can be a powerful tool within any organization to create change and support all workers. This session will focus on Women’s Committees and their role in unions. However, this information is easily adapted to other committees including those that are based at a company, focus on other populations, or in other organizations. Participants will leave with a packet of information about how to start and run an effective committee.

Questions about the Tradeswomen Leadership Institute?

Please contact Tiffany Thompson at or 208.301.2549.

Earlier Event: October 24
Emerging Leadership Training
Later Event: November 20
Membership Meeting