On March 18, Legal Momentum and the Collaboration for Women in Construction presented a groundbreaking Summit, bringing together tradeswomen, union representatives, government officials, contractors, civil rights organizations, and business leaders for an in-depth discussion on the future of women in construction and current job opportunities and working conditions. Patricia Shiu, Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S Department of Labor, was the opening speaker at the Summit.The Summit took place at the Cornell ILR Conference Center. Pat Shiu's speech during the event can be read here.
The New York Collaboration for Women in Construction (CWC) is a coalition of organizations, tradeswomen, and other advocates dedicated to increasing opportunities for tradeswomen.
Steering Committee Members: Legal Momentum, New York Women’s Agenda, Women’s City Club of New York, Association of Women Construction Workers of America Inc., Equal Pay Coalition NYC, and leading NYC tradeswomen.
Photos below by Joan Roth
Tradeswomen at the Summit
Françoise Jacobsohn, Legal Momentum Equality Works Program Manager