The 2021 Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference will be held in person in Oct. 1-3 at the Riverside Hilton in New Orleans. Last year’s event was held virtually because of the pandemic.
This is the 11th annual convention and the ninth national multi-craft, union-sponsored conference held in the U.S. The conference sponsors are North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), in addition to many international unions, industry suppliers and contractors that make donations to support the conference.
The national conference grew out of the Women Building California conference, which started in 2002. It is often difficult for women to work in the trades because they find they are the only woman (or one of a very few) women out on the jobsite. Being in a room with 2,000-plus other tradeswomen who have a similar experience, is key to helping women break the isolation they may feel at work.
The conference is for women of all ages and skill levels who work, or aspire to work, in the construction trades. It brings together women from multiple construction crafts to build leadership skills, learn strategies for overcoming challenges and unite around common issues.
Registration details will be released in coming weeks. Stay up to date by visiting nabtu.org/twbn.