Links to Women in the Trades Websites

There are many websites which contain information of importance to women in the trades. A few of them are listed below.

Washington State

Sisters in the Building Trades (
A Washington State-based organization, Sisters promotes women in the trades through recruitment and education, and provides programs and resources for its members.

Washington Women in Trades (
Provides information about apprenticeships, the organization's Trades Fair, job boards and more.

Renton Technical College Apprenticeship Programs (

Women in Construction: An Article ( From the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 1999

Around the country

Tradeswomen Now and Tomorrow (TNT) ( A national tradeswomen organization that supports and builds tradeswomen organizations across the country.

U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau (

Department of Labor Resources for Working Women (
The Women's Bureau has compiled a new central, comprehensive and searchable repository of Department of Labor resources, tools, and publications of interest to women. Whether you're looking for a job, leaving one, or want to know about your rights at your current job, this new portal can point you to the Department of Labor resource that can best help you. 

National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) (

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) (

Other states

Alaska Women's Network (

Oregon Tradeswomen (

General information

A Woman's Place is in the ... Building Industry (
An article about statistics regarding women in the building industry.

Chicago Women in Trades (

Institute for Women In Trades, Technology, and Science (
IWITTS is dedicated to integrating women into nontraditional careers by providing training and technical assistance and publications to the educational system and employers.

Lillian A. Baumbach (
Biography and articles about the First Woman Master Plumber.

National Women's History Project (
A non-profit corporation self-supporting through funds raised from the sale of materials, consulting services, and donations from our national constituency.

Tradeswomen Now and Tomorrow (

WomenTech World (
The online home for women technicians to connect with each other. Read "Her Stories" about female role models in a wide range of tech occupations, these fabulous diverse women are from across the U.S. and are all ages and races. Whether you are a Network Engineer, a Mechanic or a Sound Tech or a female student in a tech major, you'll want to visit WomenTech World ( where you're not alone anymore.

Other countries

Canadian Construction Women (
A site dedicated to the needs and interests of women working in construction-related fields.

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