About the event
MARCH 8th and 9th, 2020 – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY – ilani Casino Resort, Ridgefield, WA
We are blasting the term NonTraditional! These are careers for women!
This event brings together women in trades careers to celebrate their success as leaders, inspire other women to find and embrace their inner leader, and showcase the possibilities when women succeed in breaking barriers.
Women and men should attend to join this shared movement to encourage more women to "lean in" as leaders and support recruitment and success of more women into these career opportunities.
$150 Early Bird Special
$175 after January 31, 2020
Scholarships available for some students/apprentices
March 8, 2020 – 4:00 P.m.–7:00 p.m.
International Women’s Day celebration and conference kick off reception
March 9, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker, Zenovia Harris
Zenovia Harris, CEO of the Kent Chamber of Commerce and President of the Pacific Northwest Diversity Council. Her expertise in implicit bias combined with a compelling personal story make for an amazing key note at this event!
Jamie McMillan is a Journeyman Ironworker/Boilermaker and founder of KickAss Careers. She became an ironworker in 2002 when women only represented 2% of the workforce across Canada and the United States. She thoroughly understands the stereotypes and struggles that women face in male-dominated occupations, and she is determined to equal the playing field.
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