Lean In Circles
for Union Tradeswomen
Connecting and empowering women in the trades.
About the partnership
Lean In.Org, North America Building Trades Union (NABTU), and Build Together are excited to launch a new program to connect and empower women in the trades. There is power in women coming together—and we’re looking forward to starting this journey with you!
About the pilot program
Starting in November 2019, we will be piloting the program in St. Louis, in partnership with Missouri Building and Trades Council and the St. Louis Building Trades, and in Canada, in partnership with Build Together.
Learn more at our kick-off event in St. Louis on November 6th.
Lean In Circles are small groups of women who meet regularly to support each other and learn new skills together. Your Circle is a safe space to connect with other tradeswomen, speak openly about the challenges you’re facing, and build skills and confidence to navigate bias at work.
You’ll be invited to our private Facebook group for tradeswomen participating in the program.
“Tradeswomen are helping build this country every day. Our Circle is a place where women can connect, mentor and support each other working in the predominantly masculine occupation of construction.”
—Judaline Cassidy, Plumber and Founder of Lean In Women in Trades and Tools & Tiaras
“By bringing some of the challenges I face at my job-site to my Lean In Circle, my sisters have helped to provide me with effective solutions. My Circle is powerful because it pushes me to do a little bit more everyday!”
—Tierra Williams, Laborer, Lean In Leader