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EmPower Women's Leadership Conference

  • Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)

Don't miss the premier leadership conference for women in nontraditional careers.

This premier event will bring together women in nontraditional careers to celebrate their success as leaders in their fields, support and inspire other women to embrace and find their inner leader, showcase the possibilities for women in non-traditional careers when we provide access for women to these fields, and explore ways to recruit more women in the workforce.  Men and women are encouraged to attend to support women in the trades.

A variety of panels and speakers will showcase female pioneers and rising stars in the trades and leaders in these careers. Join us International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2017 at Hotel Murano for this day-long event.

Throughout the day you will hear from women that have broken through barriers to become 'first" female leaders in organizations and associations; women that have transitioned from traditional careers into the trades; women that are pioneers and rising stars; an all male panel sharing perspectives and support of women in the trades, and much, much more.

Event Details

March 8, 2017 (International Women's Day) 8:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. Hotel Murano, Tacoma Washington      


Early Bird Registration: $75

Students (apprentices and students of community & technical colleges): $25

Scholarships are available for K-12 Students, contact Lin Carleton at


The event’s keynote speaker is Dr. Rita Cameron, 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 with a thought provoking and inspiring presentation.

Thank you to our sponsors


To Sponsor or Exhibit at this event contact:

Diana Wiest, Construction Center of Excellence or Kim Davis, Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing &Technology

Presented by the Centers of Excellence for Construction and Marine Manufacturing and Technology