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Lean In Circles for Union Tradeswomen

Connecting and empowering women in the trades

At the heart of Lean In’s global community are Circles: small groups of women who come together regularly to support each other. And we’re launching a Circles program just for tradeswomen.

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About the program

Lean In, North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU), and Build Together are excited to launch a virtual mentorship program to connect and empower women in the trades.

Learn more about what makes this program so special from tradeswomen and NABTU leadership in this video.

How Circles work

Virtual Support

We’ll match you in a group of 8 to 10 tradeswomen accross experience levels and trades. You’ll soon have a tight knit support group - and a broader network of tradeswomen participating in the program.

Monthly video

Circles usually meet once a month for 90 minutes. Meetings will happen virtually, which gives you the flexibility to meet at a time that works best for you and your group.


We provide free meeting guides and resources to discuss as a group and help you learn new skills together. Each meeting features content and tools created specifically for women in the trades.

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Whether you're an apprentice or a journeyman, your Circle is a safe space to connect with other tradeswomen, mentor and support each other, and build skills and confidence to overcome challenges on your jobsite.

Want to take a leadership role in this program? Every Circle has a leader who runs each virtual meeting. Becoming a Circle leader is a great opportunity to develop your leadership and organizing skills. We’ll provide training and everything you need to run successful meetings. If you’re interested, select the Circle Leader box when you sign up.

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About the Partnership

Lean In Circles for Union Tradeswomen is a joint initiative from LeanIn.Org, North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU), and Build Together, a workforce development program from Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU).

NABTU is a labor federation of 14 national and international union affiliates and is dedicated to the stability of employment and economic security of organized construction workers in North America.

Build Together is a workforce development program focused on the recruitment and retention of workers from underrepresented portions of the population. It is a program from Canada's Building Trades Union (CBTU)

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