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Over 530 Students Attend Eastern Mass. Girls in Trades Event

Over 530 Students Attend Eastern Mass. Girls in Trades Event

| November 27, 2019

by Anastasia Barnes and Emily Langner On Nov. 13, the fourth annual Massachusetts Girls in Trades Eastern Mass Conference and Career Fair was held at IBEW Local 103 in Boston. Over 530 career and technical education (CTE) high school students attended the event that included speeches by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn […]

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Fulfilling a Mission to Recruit and Promote Women in the Trades

Fulfilling a Mission to Recruit and Promote Women in the Trades

| November 27, 2019

by Emily Langner On episode 18 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia talked with Elizabeth Skidmore, a business representative with the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (NASRCC), and co-founder of the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI). Thanks in large part to the PGTI and its stakeholders, including working tradeswomen, construction companies, labor union officials, […]

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A Team Effort: Providing Stepping Stones for Women to Succeed in Construction

A Team Effort: Providing Stepping Stones for Women to Succeed in Construction

| February 25, 2019

by Emily Langner The Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI) has outlined 13 strategies for increasing gender and racial diversity on construction sites. In addition to protecting labor agreements, establishing a comprehensive reporting and monitoring system, and imposing fines on subcontractors that don’t comply with their contracts, two of the strategies for diversifying the industry […]

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WIC Week 2019 Set for March 3-9, 2019

WIC Week 2019 Set for March 3-9, 2019

| December 21, 2018

This year the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) announced that WIC Week is set for March 3-9, 2019. The focus is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It’s also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands […]

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WIC Profile:  Linda Shaughnessy

WIC Profile: Linda Shaughnessy

| March 16, 2018

Editor’s Note:  In honor of Women’s History Month, WIC Week and International Women’s Day, HP will be featuring a woman in construction on our site every business day throughout the month of March.  Learn more at www.high-profile.com/wicweek. Here is today’s WIC profile! Linda Shaughnessy, EEO Compliance Officer and Community Relations Liaison at Walsh Brothers, Inc. With […]

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WIC Profile: Tracy Seward

WIC Profile: Tracy Seward

| March 6, 2018

Editor’s Note:  In honor of Women’s History Month, WIC Week and International Women’s Day, HP will be featuring a woman in construction on our site every business day throughout the month of March.  Learn more at www.high-profile.com/wicweek. Here is today’s WIC profile! Tracy Seward, Daniel Marr & Son Company Tracy Seward is the Safety Coordinator at Daniel […]

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Unions Build a Diverse Workforce with ‘Build A Life That Works’

Unions Build a Diverse Workforce with ‘Build A Life That Works’

| February 23, 2018

by Kate Harrison When the US government opened the doors to women entering the construction trades in 1978, less than 3% of tradespeople were women. Forty years later, the number of tradeswomen across the country remains at just 3%. But not in the Massachusetts building trades. Over the past decade, the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues […]

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