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OTI’s membership driven, TOOLS program fosters leadership and activism skills for tradeswomen and empowers them to advocate for quality, safe, and equitable workplaces and communities.

Tradeswomen Leadership Institute

The 2010 Tradeswomen Leadership Institute graduates pose for a photo together

The Tradeswomen Leadership Institute is an annual event put on by Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. in collaboration with the Labor Education Research Center at the University of Oregon to facilitate leadership development, advocacy skills, and unity among all women (union, open shop, self-employed and otherwise) working in the building, construction, mechanical and utility trades.

Participants of the Tradeswomen Leadership Institute learn how to be more effective leaders in their workplaces, unions, companies and communities while building relationships with and gaining vital support from a community of women who share similar experiences working in the trades. Participants can look forward to more in-depth workshops, more networking opportunities and more time to discuss the issues that are important to you!

Please check back on this page for details about next year’s Tradeswomen Leadership Institute.

Advocacy Initiatives

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. helps support its members and allies through organized campaigns aimed at promoting fair and equitable hiring practices, and ensuring a healthy and positive workplace environment for tradeswomen.

Scholarships for Women Building California and the Nation

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. is very excited to call for applications for scholarships to the Women Building California and the Nation Conference. The official conference runs from Friday evening April 25 through 5:00 pm Sunday, April 27. It opens with a Meet & Greet that addresses the conference theme of “Staying In and Staying Strong,” and closes with the Policy Forum.

Applications are due by March 24, no later than 3:00 pm. Please email completed applications to tiffany@tradeswomen.net or bring to the OTI office at 3934 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Ste. # 101, Portland, OR 97212.

Download Women Building California and the Nation Brochure

Download Descriptions of Scholarships

Download the Scholarship Application

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