- 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: November 2019
Amanda Kay Johnson, 3rd Year Carpenter Apprentice, Local 157 Carpenters Union NYC It seemed that everywhere I went in India that the theme of light followed me around. (I later learned from my time here that light and the concept … Continue reading
DELEGATION LEADERS MEET INDIAN OFFICIALS After leaving Archana Women’s Centre, the Building Bridges Delegation returned to the city of Kochi (കേരളം) for two days of meetings with the leadership and members of the the Kerala Kettida Nirmana Thozhilali Congress (KKNTC). … Continue reading
On Friday, November 8, the tradeswomen of North America and the women of Archana said goodbye after a week of discussions, site visits, media events, meetings with government and academic dignitaries and getting to know each other. More on the … Continue reading
By Katy Rhodes, Electrician, British Columbia In Kerala, the Archana Women’s Centre puts women through a 3 month program but often has trouble recruiting women because of their traditional views of women’s work. You can imagine that if the women … Continue reading
A monument to a monumental event: Women of Archana and Women of North America come together for gender and economic equality in the trades
By Noreen Buckley, Electrician, San Francisco Jayasree P. K. designed and built this symbol of women’s power to honor the great work that was achieved by the Building Bridges Delegation and Archana Women Center this past week. This statue marks … Continue reading
On Wednesday, the North American Tradeswomen and the Women of Archana discussed safety on the job in construction. Below is a summary of that discussion. In an effort to keep the issue at the top of our joint international agenda, … Continue reading
The women of Building Bridges shared the following photos that may be of particular interest to Operating Engineers.
By Jenna Lipinski, Canadian Bricklayer On Nov, 4 2019, a group of us visited a Mason Jobsite in Kottayam, Kerala. Members of our group included myself, Jenna Lipinski (Bricklayer, Canada), Jan Jenson (Retired Ironworker/Photo Journalist, US) and Chantal Krcmar (PhD … Continue reading
By Antoinette “Ant” Yap, Millwright from Vancouver, British Columbia I honestly had no idea what I was in for when starting this trip. In preparation for my trip I did my research, spoke to as many friends as possible who … Continue reading