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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Jacqueline Potter, Carpenter, Oakfield, New York Local 276

August 17, 2015 | by

“Step aside, woman with a power tool!” Jacqueline Potter, a 5’4″ Native American carpenter says, adding, “and they move cause they know me.” Fearless and outspoken, Jacqueline became a... read more

Tradeswomen Tuesday: Victoria Marie Rios, Ironworker

August 4, 2015 | by

“Tradeswomen Tuesday will be moving to an every-other-week format. We’ll continue you to bring you the inspiring stories of women and their careers in the trades, so be sure to check in every...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Edition

July 28, 2015 | by

To mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolizes how far into a second year black women must work for their earnings to catch up to white men, we’re proud to present past Tradeswomen...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Efrocinia Efimoff, Third Year Apprentice Ironworker

July 21, 2015 | by

Efrocinia is a third year apprentice Ironworker in Oregon. The daughter of a single mom who as an immigrant from Russia struggled to keep her head above water, Efrocinia expected to be a product of...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Robyn Roub-Howe, Electrician IBEW Local 38 Cleveland Ohio

July 14, 2015 | by

“I went from housewife and mother right to construction worker” says Robyn, about her journey to becoming a Cleveland Local 38 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) apprentice in...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Sarah Aguilar, retired Plumber, Local 393, California

July 7, 2015 | by

Sarah became an apprentice over thirty years ago with the Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders, and Service Techs Local 393 in 1982 and has been an active member since. She discovered  plumbing while...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Alisha Fording, Local 290 Steamfitter Apprentice

June 30, 2015 | by

About me: I’m 25 years old. I enjoy hiking, camping, cooking and reading. I’m incredibly family oriented, and spend most of my time with them. I went to college and studied Anthropology. I enjoy...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Rose Lerini, Boilermaker, Local 154 Pittsburgh

June 23, 2015 | by

Rose has been a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers since 1994. She was 19 when she took the Boilermaker test in...
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The Women of “Women Building the Nation”

June 16, 2015 | by

By Lindsey Altongy My discovery of the tradeswomen community began during my involvement in a media and communications program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Françoise Jacobsohn, Equal...
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Tradeswomen Tueday: Nicole LeClair: Welder/Fitter and Welding Engineering Technologist

June 9, 2015 | by

“I like that there’s something new every day and that I can get to see how things are made. I like the variety; I never get bored or feel like I am doing the same thing for too long”, says... read more