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2014
Tradeswomen

Awardees

Tradeswoman
of the Year

Jackie West
Meter Technician
Tacoma Power


Lifetime Achievement
Cindy Gaudio
Carpenter Training Coordinator
Carpenters SeaTac Training Center


Active Advocate
Nicole Ferrer
Executive Director
ANEW/AOP


Union Activist
Lisa Ross
Meter Relay Projects Technician
Tacoma Power


Tradeswoman of Tomorrow
Erika Dionne Smith
Elevator Mechanic Apprentice
Thyssenkrupp Elevator


Peggy Cook
Apprentice Award

Leslie Tramble
Laborer Apprentice
JCM


For a complete list of
Previous Award Winners,
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Our awards program recognizes, celebrates, and validates
the successes and challenges of working women.
as well as students, advocates and workplace leaders

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

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

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

If you answered yes to any of these questions,
then It's time to nominate your
favorite Tradeswoman for 2015!

Nominate NOW!
Deadline: September 18, 2015


Award Categories

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 andthe 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. In what activities is she involved?
Elected status isn't necessary, but please do include if applicable.

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

Tradeswoman of Tomorrow
This award honors a woman currently enrolled in a verifiable
Training/Apprenticeship Program, or journeyed out of 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
This award honors a woman currently enrolled in a verifiable
Training/Apprenticeship Program, or journeyed out of 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.

Honorable Mentions
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?


More stuff you may want to know
The Tradeswoman of Tomorrow and The Peggy Cook Apprentice Award i
nclude a cash honorarium, as these awardees
actually may have a financial need.
All other awardees receive a plaque, a lovely bouquet of flowers
and lots of applause.
Awardees are also listed on the Women in Trades website.
Listings go back to 1984.


Tips for Nominators

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

Specifically, we’re looking for:

Knowledge, Education or Skills

Union Activity

Community Involvement

Awards & Recognition


AND

Be concise

Assume the judges know nothing about your nominee

Focus on career related information ONLY

Describe in 500 words or less. More is not necessarily better

We will contact you with further questions

Don’t forget to give us ALL of your contact info!


NOMINATE HERE

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