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About the event
MARCH 8, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY – HOTEL MURANO, TACOMA, WA
This premier event will bring together women in nontraditional 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 nontraditional careers.
Men and women should attend to join this shared movement to encourage more women to "lean in" as leaders and support recruitment of more women into these career opportunities.
Registration is Closed
$25 Students & Apprentices
k-12 Student scholarships available
Thank you Conference Sponsors!
March 8, 2017 – 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
We've created an agenda that's full of inspiration, education, and motivation for women and men in nontraditional careers. Highlights include:
8:00–9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Dr. Rita Cameron-Wedding, Sacramento State University
10:15–10:30 a.m. Trail Blazers/Rising Stars
Christina Riley, Northwest Laborers–Employers Training Trust
1:00–1:15 p.m. “EmPower” Talk: Diversity on the Job Site
Karen Dove, Executive Director, ANEW
2:45–3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
Debbie Page Whitlock, Business Coach for Women
4:00–6:00 p.m. Closing Reception
Dr. Rita Cameron-Wedding, A sought-after, highly engaging presenter, consultant, and trainer whose expertise covers gender, diversity and social justice. Dr. Cameron Wedding is a national and international trainer on implicit bias and will start the day the with a thought provoking and inspiring presentation.
Popular Radio Show Host Tami Michaels will lead us through the day. To most, Tami is known as the home improvement & lifestyle expert, but if you ask her she’s a devoted advocate for animals and veterans, or as she likes to say, “vets and pets”! As the host of the weekly show, on KOMO News Radio, Tami discusses home improvement from an interior designer’s perspective. She can also be seen on KOMO News as a regular contributor for upcoming trends in the home and lifestyle industry.
Engaging panel discussions from leaders in the industry, trades organizations, and government agencies. Don't miss these panels and more:
Champions in the Brotherhood
- Lee Newgent, Executive Secretary, WA State Building & Construction Trades Council
- Sean Bagsby, Alternative Energy Director, IBEW Local 46
- Mark Martinez, President, WA State Building & Construction Trades Council
- Jody Robbins, Apprenticeship Program Manager, WA State Department of Labor & Industries
Metamorphosis: Women from Traditional to Nontraditional Careers
- Laura Soma, Senior Project Engineer, GLY
- Leilanna Barrientes, Apprentice, Laborers Local 440 (featured in the Construction Center of Excellence apprenticeship video)
Don't miss this career and leadership-building event!
Accelerate your career at Washington's premier event for women in nontraditional careers.