We love to see events geared towards women in the trades, which is why we are thrilled about the 2nd annual “Women Building the Nation” conference in Sacramento, California. The event will be Saturday, May 19th to Sunday, May 20th at the Sheraton Grand. The conference welcomes all women in the trades.
After the success of the “Women Building California” conference (now in its 11th year) which brings together hundreds of women for workshops and networking events, the conference has transformed beyond California to become “Women Building California and the Nation”. According to the event organizers, this will be the second national all-craft tradeswomen conference held in the U.S. since 2001. Last year’s conference, the inaugural year, was very successful with almost 600 attendees.
We have compiled a list of four reasons you should attend “Women Building the Nation”.
1) Educational and inspiring workshops. Workshop tracks this year include: pre-apprentice, staying in and staying strong, building leadership skills in the union, on the job and in the community, policy and politics, and nourishing extras.
2) Enjoy the California weather. We know all you fabricators in the Midwest have been searching for a reason to visit sunny California; well, here it is!
3) Networking. Get to know other women in the trades. Last year’s conference brought almost 600 attendees; this year will most likely bring more. This is your chance to connect with another female fabricator over lunch.
4) Low cost to attend. The organizers keep the conference costs low to enable as many women to attend as possible. Registration, if paid before March 31, is only $75 per person. The fee even includes food (breakfast, lunch, snack and reception on Saturday, and breakfast and snack on Sunday). They also have negotiated a special hotel room rate with the Sheraton Grand for $115 per room per night (plus tax).