Labor Resource Center

at the University of Massachusetts Boston


Game Changers: New strategies for crushing the barriers for women entering the construction trades

Attendees to the Game Changers, Women in the Trades breakfast hosted by the LRC

Thinking Big, Moving Forward Breakfast Seminar

March 21, 2014

Game Changers:Women in the Construction Trades Breakfast


Slide Presentation

Podcast on ITunes U

The numbers are far from where they should be and not where they will be in the near future. However, the percent of women's hours on construction projects covered by the Boston Resident Jobs Policy has doubled from 3% to 6% in the past three years. UMass Boston's ISC project has consistently attained 10% hours by women-the first project in the city to ever hit the goal that was set over 30 years ago. What is driving these successes? What needs to happen to maintain momentum and grow greater opportunities for women to enter the good-paying jobs in an expanding regional industry?

A panel discussion included:
• Mukiya Baker-Gomez, Manager of Compliance for the UMass Boston Integrated Sciences Complex, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)
• Brian Doherty, General Agent, Metro Boston Building Trades Council
• Samilys Rodriguez, Compliance Officer, Suffolk Construction (pictured above, left)
• Liz Skidmore, Business Manager, New England Regional Council of Carpenters
• Susan Moir (moderator), Director, UMass Boston's Labor Resource Center

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Presented by The Labor Resource Center and The Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues.  Learn more about (PGTI)