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Track 2: Workforce Development and Training – Good Jobs for Women: Getting Business on Board
The Unfinished Agenda: New England Women’s Policy Conference
  • Susan Moir, Moderator, Research Director, Labor Resource Center, UMass Boston and Co-Convener of the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues
  • Jon Barros, Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston
  • Marcy Reed, CEO, National Grid
  • Brian Doherty, Treasurer, Metro Boston Building Trades Council
  • Gail Kinney, Labor Management Consultant (CT)
  • Sue Mailman, Coghlin Electrical Contractors
Start Date
11-18-2016 1:00 PM
End Date
11-18-2016 2:30 PM
Description
Recent strategies for opening up good jobs in the construction trades for women have relied heavily on labor/management partnerships. This workshop will describe the successes that have led to significant increases in women’s participation in the construction workforce and, using construction as one dynamic and current case, will look critically at the role of business in social change and the extent of the business sector’s commitment to radical alterations in business practices Moderator: Susan Moir, Research Director, Labor Resource Center, UMass Boston and Co-Convener of the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues Panelists: Jon Barros, Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston Marcy Reed, CEO, National Grid Brian Doherty, Treasurer, Metro Boston Building Trades Council Gail Kinney, Labor Management Consultant (CT) Sue Mailman, Coghlin Electrical Contractors
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Learn more about Conference Tracks and Panels from five different issue areas here: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/newomenspolicyconf/2016-conferencetracksandpanels.pdf.

Breakout Sessions will take place in 5 different locations. You will stay in your session area for both session, coffee breaks will be served at your location.

Citation Information
Susan Moir, Jon Barros, Marcy Reed, Brian Doherty, et al.. "Track 2: Workforce Development and Training – Good Jobs for Women: Getting Business on Board" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_moir/12/