Sexual violence against women is rampant at colleges and universities. Around 10 million1 young women are currently enrolled in college and they are eager to pursue their chosen majors and prepare for their futures.
“I love my job,” says every tradeswoman I have met since launching Tradeswomen’s Tuesdays in March. Having grown up around electrician Carolyn Walters, it was no surprise to me that women could succeed and thrive in the construction industry. However, hearing their genuine enthusiasm and pride for their work highlighted how the trades can provide women with a career that provides high wages and great opportunities.
Sheet Metal Worker
Apprentice Program Field Director
Construction and General Building Laborers’ Local 79
“I’m their lifeline,” says Wendy Webb, of her current role as Apprentice Program Field Director for the Construction and General Building Laborers’ Local 79. This role takes Wendy out into the field to talk to apprentices as they learn the ropes on their job sites on the road to success.
Lynn Hecht Schafran, Director of Legal Momentum's National