North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and Build Together are partnering with LeanIn.Org on a new program to support and empower women in the trades called Lean In Circles for Union Tradeswomen. This program will connect tradeswomen from various trades to help them learn new skills and to advocate for themselves at work.
A kick-off event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Teamsters Joint Council Local 682 at 5730 Elizabeth Ave., St. Louis 63110.
Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from AFL-CIO and NABTU leaders, learn about the Lean In Circles program and connect with other tradeswomen in the area. Food and drinks will be provided.
- Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO.
- Brent Booker, Secretary-Treasurer, NABTU.
- Rachel Thomas, CEO and Co-Founder, LeanIn.Org.
- Gina Walsh, President, Missouri State Building & Construction Trades Council.
- John Stiffler, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council.
- Vicki O’Leary, Chair, NABTU Tradeswomen’s Committee.
- Judaline Cassidy, Plumber and Founder of Lean In Women in Trades and Tools & Tiaras.
LEAN IN CIRCLES
Lean In Circles are small groups of women who meet regularly to support each other and learn new skills together. A Lean In Circle is a safe space to connect with other tradeswomen, speak openly about the challenges you’re facing, and build skills and confidence to navigate challenges at work. Visit leanin.org to learn more.
To sign up for the event, visit forms.gle/gH5Jid42ZQknYrQh8 to fill out the registration form.