It’s official! Our board has unanimously voted to continue with our plan for the third international North American Tradeswomen’s delegation to LONDON. While this delegation has been in the works for over a year, we learned from our experience with Covid-19 to be flexible and allow for changes of plans. Now we can say with absolute certainty that from June 9-20th 2022 North Amerian tradeswomen and advocates will spend two weeks in London meeting with workers, union leaders, policy makers, and community advocates.
What will the delegates be doing?
They will network with tradeswomen from across North America and the globe.
They will learn about London’s construction industry and build relationships needed for useful two-way dialouge on improving the lives of women construction workers across the globe.
They will strategize with Unite the Union, a UK union meeting the greatest challenges facing European working people today.
They will meet with regional members of Builders and Woodworkers International.
They will build leadership experience and skills during the trip, as we match each delegate with an opportunity to contribute.
They will hear about the latest research around construction buisness practices and industries from expert academics.
They will expand international solidarity between tradeswomen while building a global network.
What else will TBB do in London?
Additionally, Tradeswomen Buiding Bridges will host learning exchanges between stakeholders to develop best practices for recruitment and retention of women in the skillled construction trades.
What has TBB been doing to prepare?
Our team of cofounders and volunteers have been working for months. Spending countless weekends and evenings doing programming and logistics planning, fundraising, advertising, reviewing applications and more. We took countless meetings with industry partners, non-profits, academics and tradeswomen all over the world to put this on,. In Febuary, a group of four members went to London for a whirlwind logistics trip. There we scoped out housing, venues for the various events, met with countless UK partners and made sure our scheduled activities could actually be completed in the time alotted.
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