Registration 2020  

$150 Early Bird Special

$175 after January 31, 2020

Scholarships available for some students/apprentices


Conference Agenda

March 8, 2020 – 4:00 P.m.–7:00 p.m.

International Women’s Day celebration and conference kick off reception

March 9, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker, Zenovia Harris


Conference Speakers


Zenovia Harris

Zenovia Harris

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Zenovia Harris, CEO of the Kent Chamber of Commerce and President of the Pacific Northwest Diversity Council. Her expertise in implicit bias combined with a compelling personal story make for an amazing key note at this event!

Jamie McMillan is a Journeyman Ironworker/Boilermaker and founder of KickAss Careers. She became an ironworker in 2002 when women only represented 2% of the workforce across Canada and the United States. She thoroughly understands the stereotypes and struggles that women face in male-dominated occupations, and she is determined to equal the playing field.


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