Welcome to the Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues (PGTI)

The Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues (PGTI) is a collaboration of individuals from a variety of disciplines committed to increasing women in the construction trades. 
PGTI's three-pronged approach to increase women's participation in construction careers includes: recruitmentretention, and compliance and enforcement.


The March 21st Labor Breakfast Seminar Game Changers: New strategies for crushing the barriers for women entering the construction trades brought 130 individuals together on the UMass Boston campus to discuss best practices for recruiting and retaining women in the building trades. You can download the PowerPoint slideshow, listen to the podcast audio recording, and view pictures from this event online.

Our Resources

Workforce participation data to support monitoring of Target Projects in Boston.

Finishing the Job: Best Practices for a Diverse Workforce in the Construction Industry for companies, organizations, and unions to develop strategies to build a diverse construction workforce.

Unfinished Business: Building Equality for Women in the Construction Trades to provide a historical overview of policy efforts to integrate women into construction. 
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