Calling women in woodwork trades to join!
In collaboration with the Institute of Carpenters, Women and Manual Trades has launched an online network to allow women working in the woodworking trades – carpentry, joinery, cabinet making – to connect and support each other.
The network is called Women in Woodwork and women who are working or training in woodworking trades are eligible to join the network, which takes the form of a private Facebook Group. We recognise that women are hugely under-represented in these trades, and indeed all the building trades, and believe that a dedicated forum for women to “meet” will alleviate the isolation that women can experience, and which can prevent women from having a sustainable career.
Women in Woodwork follows the success of the Open Circuit Group for women in electrics, which was also set up by the WaMT programme in 2018 and has connected over 300 female members who use the network to discuss topics such as workwear, technical problems and tips, and to share work opportunities.