Our Mission… MOWIT is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women to enter and succeed in apprenticeship and careers in the construction and building trades of the greater St. Louis area. 

We will accomplish this through the following practices:
Provide a support network for tradeswomen; 
Build awareness of the trades as a career choice;
Assist women entering and completing apprenticeship programs; 
Improve retention among current tradeswomen;
Commit to building a diverse workforce;
Increase women’s equal employment opportunity and equitable working conditions; 
Provide recruitment and retention assistance for unions, employers and educators. 


Our Vision Is….To be a Regional Center focused on Women In the Trades to create change through policy making, advocacy and comprehensive educational training and stewardship. 

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  • Monthly MeetUps, every second Wednesday:  Tradeswomen only 4pm – 5 pm; All Welcome 5 pm – 7 pm

  • Survival Skills Workshops- for entry-level apprentices held by experienced tradeswomen

  • Workdays- volunteer with us!  Build skills, learn new ones, help the community

  • PRIDE participation – every June, we participate in local PRIDE events; join us!

  • Trades Women Build Nations Conference- every October we send local tradeswomen to this national conference


Who We Work With

  • Building Union Diversity Program (BUD)

  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36

  • Women’s Foundation of St. Louis

  • St. Louis Labor Council

  • Tarlton Corporation

  • Litshop STL

  • Chicago Women In Trades

  • St. Louis/ Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council

  • IBEW Local 1

  • Coalition of Union Women (CLUW)

  • National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) St. Louis Chapter 38

  • McCarthy Building Co., St. Louis

  • Centers for Women In Transition (CWIT)

  • Association of General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO)

  • And many more local unions, contractors, agencies, and non-profit organizations!!


How We Can Help

  • Attend a MeetUp!  Networking

  • Woman Interested in Construction (WIC) Packet – if you’re interested in the trades

  • One-on-One Mentoring

  • Pre-apprenticeship Program Referral

  • Job Referral (per trade hiring hall rules)

  • Skill Building – workshops and workdays

  • Leadership Development

  • Lifelong friendships


2929 S Jefferson Ave. St. Louis, MO 63143

(636) 926-6948


New to Construction?  Check out our "New Members" Tab, article "Newbies Start Here".  Fill out our Intake Form, learn about the trades, and how to get started!

(636) 926-6948

2929 S Jefferson Ave. St. Louis, MO 63143