BUILDING BRIDGES AND CONNECTING LIVES
The Tradeswomen Affinity Group is a Special Committee developed to bring the tradeswomen in the field and the women in the office together at one table for open conversation and shared experiences.
Why Bring Tradeswomen Affinity Groups to Your Chapter?
- Build Stronger Connections with Women in the Construction Industry
- Develop a Wider Support System both on the Job and in the Workplace
- Engage in Open Dialogue to Promote Retention of Women in Construction
- Increase Membership to Expand Chapter Influence and Diversity
- Establish Relationships and Resources to Promote Jobsite Equity
Present a new Special Committee to your local chapter
Reach out the the tradeswomen in your community, either on the jobsite, through your company or approaching local apprenticeships or union halls to post flyers for an upcoming event.
Keep the conversation going! The goal of the Tradeswomen Affinity Group is to create friendships and a community that help expand the sisterhood from the jobsite and into the office. We are all Women in the Construction Industry and we can all learn and grow from one another's experiences.
Open Roundtable Converstations Every Other Month. These Can Be Open To All Tradeswomen and Will Encourage Dialogue and Discussion on Themes That Are Prevalent in the Construction Industry.
Quarterly Teambuilding Activities to Encourage Bonding and Foster Friendships.
Brainstorm Unique Ways to Make Membership More Affordable. This Can Be Through Fundraising Events, Offering Student Prices to Apprentices Currently in Training Program and Company Sponsorships of Tradeswomen.
We would love the opportunity to guide you in the steps to make your Tradeswomen Affinity Groups successful! Between helping you reach out to tradeswomen within your community to tips on how to encourage membership and involvement, we look forward to helping your committee thrive.
- Jill Connor and Chrissy Marsey
Co-Chairs of the North Central NAWIC Tradeswomen Affinity Groups
Co-Founders of Central Ohio Women in the Trades
Union Electricians, IBEW 683