2022 Blue-Collar Gala, Auction, & Industry Awards

Oregon Tradeswomen hosted our 2023 Build With Us! Blue-Collar Gala and Industry Awards on September 22, 2022 at The Loft at 8th Avenue.

Thank you to our sponsors, table hosts, nominators and nominees, and auction donors and bidders for coming together to have a lot of fun while raising critical dollars to support the life-changing programs of Oregon Tradeswomen.


2022 Industry Awards

Congratulations to every one of the 2022 Industry Award nominees. Thank you to everyone who made a nomination to recognize leadership and excellence in our industry.

Wanda Hall Legacy Award

This award honors the memory of Wanda Hall, whose steadfast commitment to mentoring and support at the Portland Water Bureau helped many women find rewarding careers in the skilled trades.

Pat Daniels, Executive Director, Constructing Hope - 2023 Wanda Hall Legacy awardee

Congratulations to the 2022 Wanda Hall Legacy Award Winners:

Pat Daniels
, Executive Director, Constructing Hope

Minna Long, Ironworkers Local 29

Equity Champion Award

Oregon Tradeswomen honored Maurice Rahming, President of O'Neil Electric as the 2023 Equity Champion awardee for his longstanding and intense commitment to creating a more equitable industry for all tradesworkers.



Woman on the Rise

This award recognizes tradeswomen with an exceptional work ethic, who demonstrate leadership, and are contributing to our industry.

Congratulations to our 2022 Woman on the Rise Award Winners:

Pictured from Left:

Sam Wright, Foreman Carpenter / Piledriver, Skanska

Amelia Templeton, Apprentice Plumber, UA Local 290, and Alliant Systems

April O’Neal, Assistant Superintendent, LMC Construction

Ashley Haysom, Foreman Steamfitter, UA Local 290

Irais Gandarilla, Steamfitter Training Coordinator, UA Local 290

2019 Tradeswoman Storyteller, Ana Bradley