Motto: Build a career. Join a sisterhood.
Chicago Women in Trades is driven by our mission to ensure that all women who want to work with their hands and earn a good living have equal access to information, training, and employment opportunities in the industry.
Through our participation with the National Task Force on Tradeswomen Issues, we work to support federal policies which provide access for women in nontraditional, high-wage training and employment and ensure that funding remains available to provide technical assistance to employers, registered apprenticeship sponsors, and workforce development professionals to recruit, retain, and help women succeed in these careers. In addition, we advocate for enforcement of equal opportunity employment laws and workforce compliance to support gender equity with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Highway Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal, state, and local governments.