Oregon Tradeswomen

BIPOC-Led Organization


Oregon Tradeswomen helps transform lives by building community and economic independence through empowerment, training, career education, advocacy, & leadership development in the skilled trades.

Bottom Line for Portland

Oregon is experiencing a reported labor shortage of skilled construction craft workers and Oregon Tradeswomen offers a direct path for women to learn more about and access to these careers. 

Forty percent (40%) of the individuals we directly served in our pre-apprenticeship program were unemployed, and the average annual income before going through our program in 2022 was just $18,905. After successfully completing our free program, their average wage increased to $22.33/hour or $46,445 per year, most often with good benefits and the knowledge that their wages will continue to increase.


“I am not worried about living paycheck to paycheck because I have a solid career. My confidence has boosted exponentially. Thank you, Oregon Tradeswomen!” 

Diana Loveall, Sheet Metal Journeyman

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In our work with industry, across communities, and internally, Oregon Tradeswomen is an ally in achieving racial and gender equity.

Our collaborative approach to equity and inclusion relies on our strong, strategic, and authentic partnerships.

Our staff and board are committed to utilizing a racial and gender justice lens to design, implement, and evaluate our programming and policy work, as well as our internal policies and procedures.

Oregon Tradeswomen has continued our work to increase staff and Board diversity, and our combined leadership team is currently 89% BIPOC.


Anyone who donates to Oregon Tradeswomen through the Give!Guide will receive a 25% off coupon to Dovetail Workwear and an additional 10% of their sales will go to support Oregon Tradeswomen’s mission. 


Migration Brewing in Gresham is the site of Oregon Tradeswomen's Monthly Social Hours, the 3rd Wednesday of every month! 


Mortenson is matching all $50 donations up to $10,000 starting on Giving Tuesday (November 28) through the end of the year!



$41,565 raised of $35,000 goal
293 donations
119% of Goal

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Year Founded: 1989

Tax ID: 311655001

Oregon Tradeswomen is in the Education category which is sponsored by Bank of America.

They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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