For 40 years, Alice Lockridge has specialized her professional efforts to advocate for women striving for physically demanding careers. Training women for Seattle Fire Department in the late 1970’s, the ANEW participants in 1980’s, high-voltage electricians for City Light for 30 years prepared her for creating Women4Women in the Spring of 2018. Being the Pied Piper of skilled trades women to come together to build the nations 1st all-women’s Tiny House Village to transition homeless women off the streets will be the topic Alice will share with participants at this session.
Providing a working environment that supported skilled tradeswomen and taught eager carpentry learners was the extra bonus that the Women4Women Tiny House building project created.When the women workers could lift each other up during weekend volunteer work some of the difficulties at their regular job sites were eased. Both the workers and the new residents were recipients of the shared love that created the houses.