Six Resources for Women in Trade Industries

Today, on International Women’s Day, Mutual Materials would like to recognize the growing professional contributions that women are bringing into the trade professions.  In our business lines of providing masonry and hardscape products, we work with architects, designers, construction professionals, masons, and landscapers. We appreciate and recognize the growing contributions and professional opportunities that women are bringing into these industries.

Interested in learning more about women in trade industries?  Here are six resources.

  1. Women in Design, Architect Institute of America
    The Women in Design Committee celebrates women in the design professions and supports their professional development and leadership growth by providing a forum for thoughtful discussion and networking. More information, Seattle committee:
  2. Sisters in the Building Trades
    Sisters in the Building Trades is a non-profit 501C3 whose mission is to expand a network of active women that will affirm building trades sisters as a positive and growing part of the construction workforce.
  3. Habitat for Humanity:  Women Build
    Women Build volunteers come from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities.Women Build is for any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home.
  4. Washington Women in Trades
    We educate, promote and celebrate. We Facilitate Access for women in the skilled trades.
  5. Oregon Tradeswomen
    Dedicated to promoting women in professional trades through education, leadership, and mentorship.
  6. Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women
    ANEW improves peoples’ lives by providing quality training, employment navigation and supportive services leading to successful family-wage careers.


At Mutual Materials we are proud to support both men and women throughout our company.  Our company President, Kendall Anderegg was named by Seattle Business magazine as an Influential Women in Business and in addition to running Mutual Materials, Kendall also holds a national leadership role as Chair Elect of the Interlocking Concrete Pavers Institute (ICPI).