Conference Gathers Women Working in Trades

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Maria Arreedondo uses a flow divider while fixing a forklift battery charging station in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Gulf of Aden on July 23, 2011. Defense.gov / Creative Commons
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Maria Arreedondo uses a flow divider while fixing a forklift battery charging station in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in the Gulf of Aden on July 23, 2011. Defense.gov / Creative Commons

Conference Gathers Women Working in Trades

The number of women breaking into male-dominated trades is on the rise. That means more female electricians, carpenters, plumbers and construction workers. Jayne Vellinga from Chicago Women in Trades explains how her organization is providing women the training and resources they need to gain more traction in these fields, and K. Sujata from the Chicago Foundation for Women explains how the inequity in pay for tradeswomen compares with gender pay gaps in other industries.