Every year, the Daily Journal of Commerce seeks nominations from industry for their Women of Vision award recognizing remarkable women who are shaping our built environment. This year, 51 women will be honored for their leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement and the promotion of industry diversity.
One of Oregon Tradeswomen’s dedicated and passionate employees, Tiffany Thompson, will be recognized this year for her tireless work changing the playing field for women and minority groups in the construction industry.
As the Director of Advocacy Programs, Tiffany leads the efforts in ensuring access to leadership development and mentoring to tradeswomen across Oregon. From new apprentices to veteran tradeswomen, Tiffany connects women in the trades with opportunities for professional growth and personal leadership development. She launched our Tradeswomen Ambassador Program which provides training to tradeswomen to become role-model speakers for the community, acting as ambassadors to the industry where they speak with women and girls across the region about the possibilities that come with a career in the skilled trades. Tiffany also works with industry stakeholders to shift the culture in construction to support tradeswomen. One example is the “Green Dot” program, a by-stander intervention tool to increase support for those experiencing harassment and serve as a resource to combat it on the job site.
Tiffany’s dedication to the community and the industry is clear as she serves on a number of boards and committees related to advancing models of equity and inclusion like the Metropolitan Alliance for Workforce Equity, the National Taskforce on Tradeswomen Issues, Metro’s Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board, and others. She works closely with companies, government, registered apprenticeship programs and unions to provide technical assistance and resource to implement equal employment opportunity plans and advance social equity goals.
We are so proud of Tiffany and her accomplishments and thank the Daily Journal of Commerce for selecting her as a Woman of Vision this year.