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2013
Tradeswomen

Awardees

Tradeswoman
of the Year

Donene Stagner
Pipe Fitter Helper
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Lifetime Achievement
Elaine Priest
Deputy Project Superintendent
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard


Active Advocates
LaTosha Razzaq
Relay Electrician
Tacoma Power


Instructor
Robin Smith
Certified National Instructor
NW Laorers Employers Training Trust


Union Activist
Katrina Freeman
Journey Level Electrician
IBEW #46


Workplace Leader
Anna-Joy Avery
Welder
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard


Tradeswoman of Tomorrow
Christina Dawson
Laborer Apprentice
Laborers Local #440


Peggy Cook
Apprentice Award

Daria Kallal

Carpenters Apprentice
Jobsite Shero
Amelia Maule
Shipfitter/Sheetmetal Safety Advocate
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard



For a complete list of
Previous Award Winners,
Click here!


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Nominate
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Our awards program recognizes, celebrates and validates
the successes and challenges of working women, as well as
students, instructors, advocates, and workplace leaders.

Do you know someone who is doing outstanding work
to advance women in non-traditional careers?

Perhaps you have an exemplary employee
or a commendable co-worker?

Maybe you know an apprentice or student
who shows promise and commitment?

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 19

The 2014 Award Categories are:

Tradeswoman of the Year
This is a currently working tradesperson with at least four years experience.
She has achieved a skill level respected by her peers, supervisors and the community,
shows passion for her work and mutual respect for co-workers.
Tell us about her achievements and contributions.


Lifetime Achievement
This is a pioneer, a woman who broke ground in her chosen profession.
Tell us about her role as a mentor and/or advocate for other women
in skilled trades careers, as well as her workplace accomplishments.

Active Advocate
This person has worked to further women’s roles in the skilled trades.
This category is extremely broad. Among others, she/he may be an elected official,
a counselor, a supervisor or simply a supportive co-worker.
Detail her/his efforts toward steering and inspiring women, as well as opening closed doors
and implementing change in attitudes.

Union Activist
This is a tradeswoman currently active in her union and seen by her peers
as an informed and dynamic member. What activities is she involved in?
Elected status isn’t necessary, but please do include if applicable
.

Workplace Leader

This person is a crew chief, foreman, supervisor or lead who demonstrates a
continual commitment to supporting and sustaining women in the skilled trade workplace.
What has this person done to show that commitment?

Tradeswoman of Tomorrow
This award honors a woman currently enrolled in, or journeyed out
of a verifiable Training/Apprenticeship Program over the last 12 months.
She is fully committed to a career as a tradeswoman, and shows competency,
potential and enthusiasm for a long, successful skilled trades career.

The Peggy Cook Apprentice Award
Peggy Cook is a WWII Rosie the Riveter and was a journey level painter for most
of her working life. She was awarded the WWIT Pioneer Tradeswoman Award in 2002.
Her endowment honors a woman currently enrolled in, or journeyed out of
a verifiable Training/Apprenticeship Program over the last 12 months.
She is fully committedto a career as a tradeswoman, and shows competency,
potential and enthusiasm for a long, successful skilled trades career.
She strongly exhibits the “We can do it!” spirit of the Rosies.

Honorable Mentions
Union • Employer • Organization
Project/Event • Community/Political Leader
This can be a Union, Employer, Organization, Project, Event,
Community or Political Leader. Our goal is to honor groups/projects/individuals
who support, advocate and sustain women in the workplace.
How has this person or entity made innovations, broken barriers
and improved the status of women in skilled trades?


Tips for Nominators:
Be concise.

Assume the judges know nothing about your nominee.

Focus on career related information ONLY.

Tell us why your candidtate should receive this award!

Include professional accomplishments,
contributions, vision, dedication, innovation
and all round stick-to-itiveness.

Specifically, we're looking for:

Knowledge, Education or Skills
(and how your nominee got them or is getting them)

Union Activity

Community Involvement

Awards & Recognitions

(on the job and in the community)

We request that you describe in 1500 words or less.
Don't hesitate to contact us with questions.

For some samples of a successful nominations
HERE


NOMINATE HERE
Or download this pdf form and mail to us!

Awards will be presented at the

8th Annual
Dream Big Dinner
Saturday, November 1
6pm in the evening

at the Ballard Elks Club
6411 Seaview Avenue NW
on the waterfront in Ballard

Purchase tickets HERE


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