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What we are about...

The work that's happening off the jobsite to improve the jobsite.  HWIT works towards inclusion, diversity, equity and retention of women in the construction workforce, locally and globally.


HWIT training programs for Tradeswomen

  • WiMI- KC Event MCA sponsored “Ask Outrageously! The Secret to Getting What You Really Want” 3/9/2023

  • Construction Contractors Webinar 4/26/2023

  • NAWIC Panel- discussion of Women Leaders in the Construction Industry 5/8/2023

  • WiMI- KC Event MCA sponsored- Assertive Communication- Finding Your Voice- Powerful Communications 5/11/2023.

  • Investing in the Childcare Workforce: The Critical Link to Strengthening Our Economy 5/17/2023

  • Instructor Training Program Ann Arbor Aug 1-8 and Aug 12-18

  • Labor-Management Council of Greater Kansas City- Mid-Level Leadership Training Program 8-week course 9/20/2023

  • WiMI-KC Event MCA sponsored: Stop Complainers & Energy Drainers - How to Negotiate Work Drama to Get More Done

  • Build Stronger Together Leadership and Respectful Workplace Training 8-hour course 10/24/2023

  • Job with Justice- Caitlyn providing information about paid family leave statewide policy 10/29/2023


HWIT providing guidance, coaching, fellowship, and a Safe Space

  • NAWIC Camp June 12-16, 2024

  • MCA sponsored Heavy Metal Camp-5/19/2023

  • AFL-CIO training on how to unionize your workplace 9/27/2023

  • Women in Apprenticeship Day- Builders Association 11/16/2023

  • Connections to Success 8/20/2019- Ongoing

  • Community outreach to underserved and underrepresented communities educating Union Jobs

  • Incarcerated persons outreach and education providing a direction to the trades - Ongoing


Pushing for Accountability, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

  • National Taskforce on Tradeswomen’s Issues 1/21/2023

  • Working Women’s Lobby Day Jefferson City 3/8/2023

  • OFCCP Compliance Assistance for Construction Contractors Webinar 4/26/2023

  • MCAKC interns Local 8 Tour 5/17/2023

  • GKC CLUW- Building Blocks to Empowering & Strengthening Women’s Voices Workshop 5/20/2023

  • Relmagine Appalachia and BlueGreen Alliance Webinar-Women in the Skilled trades workforce  5/25/2023

  • HWIT meeting with BKTP 8/22/2023

  • Construction Suicide Prevention Webinar 8/24/2023

  • HWIT meeting with Builders Association 8/28/2023

  • Tradeswomen Building Infrastructure Initiative with DOL Women’s Bureau 8/30/2023

  • HWIT meeting with Carpenters 9/11/2023

  • HWIT meeting with JE Dunn 9/12/2023

  • Peer Support Group Meeting Local 8, 9/20/2023

  • CLUW Young Workers Conference Nov. 5-12 (3 Scholarships Awarded)

  • Chicago Women In Trades Gala and Equity in Focus Training Nov. 10-11

  • TWBN Conference Dec 1-3 (5 Scholarships Awarded)

  • Emily and Tina On Panel for Childcare: Challenges, Solutions and what the Building Trades are doing to help - During TWBN Conference

  • Labor Management Council Networking 11/2023

  • Laborer LU663 meeting about Childcare for its members 2/2024

  • IUOE planning for childcare pilot 9/2023

  • Ana running for local school board offered a “You Matters Committee” 1/19/2023

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