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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.

2017 will mark the 10th annual Tradeswomen Leadership Institute, planned by Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. (OTI), with the support of University of Oregon’s Labor Education Research Center (LERC), and a dedicated committee of tradeswomen volunteers.

Saturday, September 9
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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


There are three registration prices to accommodate varying levels of need and income. Please pay what you can. A portion of the standard $60 registration fee will be used to provide scholarships to other attendees, so if you are able, please register for the full amount.

$60 registration fee
$30 for OTI members (and those in need of a half off financial scholarship)
$10 registration fee available for participants in need of a financial scholarship*

Cost included instruction, materials, refreshments, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

*If any cost is prohibitive to you, please reach out to Megan at 503.335.8200 x 29.


Stipends to cover childcare are available to cover $40 per child. Limited funds available. Please contact Megan by September 1st to request a childcare stipend.

Workshops at TLI 2017

We are proud to announce that we will offer a special workshop available to all attendees titled, An Oral History of Tradeswomen Organizing. This workshop will be led by OTI Executive Director Emeritus, Connie Ashbrook, and other key tradeswomen movement builders and organizers.

A full list of workshops and descriptions will be added soon. Confirmed workshop topics include:

All workshops are led by experienced tradeswomen with direct experience in the topic area.

Questions about the Tradeswomen Leadership Institute?

Please contact Megan Taliaferro at [email protected] or 503.335.8200 x 29.

3934 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. #101  |  Portland, Oregon 97212  |   phone: 503.335.8200  |  fax: 503.249.0445

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