Accepting nominations for 2024 Women Building Success Awards

Nominate someone you know for the 2024 Women Building Success Awards!

This year’s ceremony is Thursday, June 6. The nomination deadline is Monday, May 20.

Categories are:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Journeyworker of the Year
  • Tradeswomen in Leadership
  • Women’s Advocate of the Year

Download the nomination form, category criteria and other guidelines here.

Ask your union about tickets for the ceremony.

Full event details here.

2024 photo contest winners

2024 Women Building Success Photo Contest Winners
Congratulations to this year’s winners, and thanks to everyone who submitted photos and attended the 2024 event! Winners Me at Work:
  • 1st Place – Madyson Brady, Pipefitters & Steamfitters Local 455
  • 2nd Place – Jacqueline Bartosh, Laborers Local 563
  • 3rd Place – Delaine Reale, Piledrivers 1847
  • 4th Place – Olivia Gillman, Piledrivers 1847
  • 1st Place (tie) – Courtney Pepin, Local 49
  • 1st Place (tie) – Derra Range, Laborers 563
  • 2nd Place – Missy Vandal, IUOE Local 49
  • 3rd Place – Cassandra Abrahamson, IUOE Local 49
Tools & Craftsmanship:
  • 1st Place – Lauren Nelson, Heat & Frost Local 34
  • 2nd Place – Danielle Rose, Ironworkers 512
  • 3rd Place – Syd Nielsen, Ironworkers 512
  • 4th Place – Jordan Rogers, IUOE Local 49
Best Out of State:
  • Jeanine Strobel, IUOE Local 139

Photo contest: Help us pick winners March 6!

Join us for a reception to choose the winners of this year’s photo contest. Reception is open to all. Food will be provided.

What: Women Building Success Photo Contest Reception
When: 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Where: Ironworkers Union Hall, 851 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul

3 finalists in each category will be selected. Event attendees will vote on winners March 6!

The photo entry deadline has passed. Thanks to everyone who submitted!

Download the flyer here.

Now accepting entries for 2024 photo contest

What: Women Building Success Photo Contest Reception
When: 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Where: Ironworkers Union Hall, 851 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul

Reception is open to all. Contest is open to all union tradeswomen.

Food will be provided.

3 finalists in each category will be selected. Event attendees will vote on winners March 6!


  • Me at Work
  • Job Sites
  • Tools/Craftsmanship

How to enter:

Contest is open to all union tradeswomen.

Email photos, along with your name and email address, to

Deadline to enter photos is 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16.

By submitting your photo, you agree to allow Women Building Success to use your photo in media, website and marketing materials.

Download the flyer here.

Trades Games Challenge is Nov. 14

In honor of National Apprenticeship Week Women Building Success will host the Trades Games Challenge Tuesday, Nov. 14. RSVP today for a chance to win a prize!

      • Fun, trades-based challenges
      • Variety of prizes, including cash-prize drawings
      • Free taco bar

What: Trade Games Challenge
When: 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14
Where: Pipefitters 455 Apprenticeship Training Center 1301 L’Orient St., Saint Paul, MN

Anyone age 18 and up is welcome. Women are eligible to win Trade Games Challenge prizes.

Everyone who RSVPs will be entered in a prize drawing (must be present at the event to win).


Download the PDF flyer here.

Nomination forms are here!!!!!

WBS is proud to announce our 2023 Women Building Success Banquet is happening June 1st, 2023 at Kellerman Event Center in White Bear Lake.

We had 250 union trades workers and supporters in attendance and presented our yearly awards to a roaring crowd. Nomination forms are being accepted from now until May 17, 2023.

Nominate your choice for the following categories:

Apprentice of the Year

Journeyworker of the Year

Advocate of the Year

2023 WBS Nomination Form

We would love to have your local union or organization sponsor a table! 

2023 WBS Banquet Sponsorship Form 

Tradeswomen Build Nations Las Vegas 2022

Over 3300 building trades sisters, brothers, and siblings gathered for the Tradeswomen Build Nations conference in Las Vegas October 28-30, 2022.

Among the impressive list of speakers were the Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh, and Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo. Attendees also heard from organizers, business owners, and officers from across North America. It was a group of speakers whose messages rang true to the packed Hotel Paris Ballroom.

Minnesota represented well!! Hoping to see even more folks there in 2023 in Washington DC! Talk to your business agents and apprenticeship coordinators now!