Oregon Tradeswomen's 2021 Blue-Collar Gala & Industry Awards

Friday, October 22

Doors Open at 5:00 pm

The Loft at 8th Avenue
2010 SE 8th Ave.
Portland OR 97214

Join Oregon Tradeswomen live and in person at our 2021 Build With Us! Blue-Collar Gala and Industry Awards celebrating strength, resilience, and the inspiring stories of tradeswomen in our region.

Our Silent Auction promises to be bigger and better than ever, filled with incredible items made by local artisans and craftspeople.

We will celebrate this year’s Woman on the Rise and Wanda Hall Legacy Award winners, and support the important work of Oregon Tradeswomen in training the next generation of trades workers and putting people to work in our community.

2019 Award Winners from Left: Valerie Curbelo, Shaz Lynch, and Sara Moore

Silent Auction

Can you help us build up the greatest auction filled with unique, hand-made pieces and construction industry appropriate items?

If you make furniture, art, jewelry, or create other items you are willing to donate, we would be honored to have items in our auction! Please fill out the donation form online to get started. Thank you!


Industry Awards

Oregon Tradeswomen will soon open nominations for our annual Woman on the Rise and Wanda Hall Legacy Awards.

Woman on the Rise Awards

We invite you to help us celebrate women with an exceptional work ethic, who demonstrate leadership, or are otherwise contributing to our industry. This award is given to tradeswomen in the construction industry who are rising as leaders in their career, industry, or community. We welcome nominations of any level - from apprentices to journey-workers to retired tradeswomen.

Wanda Hall Legacy Award

This award honors the memory of Wanda Hall, whose stellar commitment to mentoring and serving as a champion of tradeswomen at the Portland Water Bureau, helped many women find a rewarding career in in the skilled trades.



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Lisa Palermo, Development Director  |  503.335.8200 x 138

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We Value


We create shared prosperity, by organizing to dismantle oppressive systems.


We are stronger together and build bridges to create an inclusive movement for lasting change.


We operate with integrity and are committed to the highest standards for our industry and community.


We hold an unwavering commitment to racial, gender, and economic justice.


We dare to envision a different future for women by building economic independence.