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- TBB spent the evening at an increadible #networkingevent at the London Houses of Parliment. It was hosted by @charteredinstituteofbuilding and member of Parliment @emily.thornberry. Two of our North American delegates were able to share their experience and impression of the UK #constructionindustry as it relates to #womenonthetools. Special thanks to our partner @uniwestminster for the connections that made this possible.Our delegates made sure to bring their #hardhats for our community day in Caledonian Park on June 12. This was a chance for community members to meet our delegates and for local politicians, advocates, and #tradeswomen to share the importance of #womeninconstructiontrades and the opportunities at the Holloway prison project presents for the community of #islingtonToday we had the immense honor of being the final members of the public to go inside the Holloway Womens Prison. We take seriously the responsibility of honoring the legacy of human rights abuses, and political agitation that occurred here. We hope that we can come back to #islington in the future and visit a #womensbuilding on this site.We’re live-streaming our best practices presentation right now! Live from @uniwestminster . Tune in to learn about four amazing organizations that have increased the participation of women in construction to 10%. You can find the link on our fb or linkedin. We are also recording so you can watch later.We’re in the home stretch! 29 days until our delegation to London! Tradeswomen from all over North America have been putting in work planning how and what they’re going to lead while we’re there. We can’t wait to connect with this amazing group of tradeswoman leaders and continue our work of elevating women in the trades.Our new #swag arrived! In addition to these awesome staff vests, we got some surprises for the delegates when they arrive in London!
Monthly Archives: January 2017
A Laborer’s Perspective
Edwina Patterson is a nearly 4 year Laborer from Moundsview, Minnesota. She decided to come to India when she saw our first outreach flyer at the Women Build Nations Conference last April. She was moved by the picture of the … Continue reading
Kathleen Santora, proud union Painter is in India
Delegate Kathleen Santora from Lynn, MA, member of District Council 35, Local 939, never imagined she would be in India with other Tradeswomen. She talks of the resilience of the women here and the courage of women working under such … Continue reading
Two day conference with government, labour and civic leaders
23 January We spent two and a half days at the V.V. Giri Labour Institute in Noida, a suburb of Delhi. Our thanks to Dr. Ellina Samantroy, Associate Fellow at the Institute, who did an amazing job of organizing the … Continue reading
Just got to add this picture…
…of Marcus before going to bed. Thanks, Beth, Good night from Delhi from the US Delegation of Tradeswomen.
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It has been hectic!
Friday, 20 January 2017 The fourteen Delegates arrived last Sunday and Monday. Depending on their arrival time, they had a day or two in Delhi to settle in and see some of the city. Lost luggage was resolved fairly easily. … Continue reading
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Day One: Electrician Noreen Buckley’s first impressions
The Delegation is landing! Folks will be arriving today through Tuesday. The Boston group has been delayed and after spending an extra day in Amsterdam will be here early Tuesday morning. Electrician Noreen Buckley arrived last Monday night and spent … Continue reading
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The First Delegation of US Tradeswomen to India, 16-31 January, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Oh, my blog followers! Some of you know me personally and have asked, “Why no posts?” To others farther afield, I just faded away and have now reappeared. Let me catch up those who have been … Continue reading
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