A Recap of our 2022 Blue-Collar Gala, Auction, & Industry Awards

Thank you for Building With Us!

We can't say thank you enough for how STRONG you showed up to Build With Us!

Your dedication to ensuring the successes of women in the trades, means we are getting closer and closer to making an ideal future a reality. From creating a more diverse and equitable workforce that meets industry demand, to setting a new standard for safe job-sites free of harassment, bullying, and hazing.



Silent Auction

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Silent Auction in 2021!

You helped Oregon Tradeswomen raise critical funds for our training program through your donations of housewares, furniture, leather goods, art, sculpture, metal work, food, beverages, vacation packages, and so much more! Click below for a list of links to our 2021 donors:



Industry Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 Woman on the Rise, Wanda Hall Legacy Award, and Equity Champion Honorees!

2021 Equity Champion Honoree

Amy James Neel
Workforce and Contracting Equity Manager, Portland Community College

2021 Woman on the Rise Award Honorees

Korri Bus
SMART Local 16
Nominated by Carly Rush, SMART Local 16 and Safety Coordinator at Alliant Systems LLC

Ash Jimenez
GC and Maintenance Manager at Living Room Rentals
Nominated by Coty Thurman, Vice President & Managing Principal Broker and Janelle Grizzard, Leasing Coordinator, Property Management, at Living Room Realty

Liz Nichols
Cement Masons, Local 555
Nominated by Kathryn Stilwell

Laura Pastore
IBEW Local 48
Nominated by Kennitha Wade, IBEW Local 48 and Union Sister

2021 Wanda Hall Legacy Award Honorees

Donna Hammond
Business Representative., IBEW Local 48
Nominated by Kennitha Wade, IBEW Local 48 and Union Sister

Cecelia Pinkal
ILWU Local 8
Nominated by Kaimana LoBue, ILWU Local 8 and Union Sister