Links to other organizations working toward equity in the building and construction trades.

Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women (ANEW)
ANEW improves peoples’ lives by providing quality training, employment navigation and supportive services leading to successful family-wage careers.

Chicago Women in Trades
Chicago Women in Trades works to increase the number of women in the skilled trades and other blue-collar occupations and to eliminate the barriers that prohibit women from entering and remaining in non-traditional careers.

Hard Hatted Women
Hard Hatted Women is a dedicated to promoting women's economic empowerment by ensuring equal access and opportunity to all jobs, especially non-traditional.

Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT)
The mission of MOWIT is to expand opportunities for women to enter and succeed in apprenticeship and careers in the construction and building trades of the greater St. Louis area. MOWIT works with employers, unions, educational organizations, and other entities and allies to increase women's equal employment opportunity and equitable working conditions.

Nevada Women in Trades
Nevada Women in Trades (NVWIT) is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of Nevada with a mission: To prepare women in Nevada for successful careers in high skilled blue-collar (trade) occupations. A first step in the process of preparation for jobs in the “trades” is often the skills and aptitude test required for apprenticeship programs.

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
NEW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping low-income women find economic self-sufficiency through work in the blue-collar trades. NEW is located in New York City.

Pride and a Paycheck
Pride and a Paycheck is a free publication reaching out to tradeswomen, friends, organizations, and supporters. Issues can be downloaded and printed for distribution. The articles and poetry are written by tradeswomen themselves.

Texas Women in Trades
Texas Women in Trades (TWIT) is an organization geared towards recruiting young people, women, and minorities to the trades. Through strategic planning, TWIT connects with similar organizations to maximize resources and on a local, state and national platform.

Tradeswomen, Inc.
Tradeswomen, Inc. is a non-profit grassroots organization whose purpose is to promote and support women in non-traditional blue collar jobs. Founded in 1979, they are based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Utah Women in Trades
Founded in 2010, UWIT mission is to retain and increase the number of women seeking and obtaining opportunities in non-traditional building and construction trades by supporting education through apprenticeship programs, outreach and retention programs, mentoring new tradeswomen celebrating success and providing encouragement and hope for future generations. To ensure that all women who enter construction trades are able to work in a safe working environment, free from harassment.

Washington Women in Trades
The Washington Women in Trades produces the annual Women in Trades Fair in Seattle.

West Virginia Women Work
West Virginia Women Work, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, strives to help women in West Virginia earn a living wage. The primary focus of the organization’s activities is to help women explore, train, and secure employment in nontraditional occupations, especially the skilled trades.

Wild Abundance
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Wild Abundance offers a Women’s Basic Carpentry Program,and other training to help women gain building skills, work with wood, and use hand and power-tools!

Women in Construction Company
WICC is a woman-owned construction company that is a subsidiary of a non-profit women's organization. They recruit and train low-income women who want to learn construction skills and earn living wages.

Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER)
WINTER is an apprenticeship readiness program for women which builds foundational skills for a career in construction. WINTER serves low-income families and underserved communities, who have a desire to increase their earnings by entering a construction and building career.

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