First MOWIT Awards Gala September 20, 2019!
Event to highlight area tradeswomen, contractors, and unions / apprenticeship programs
On behalf of Missouri Women In Trades (MOWIT), we would like to invite you to our inaugural Blue Collar/Black Tie Awards Gala on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. This exciting event will highlight the hard work and achievements of area tradeswomen and honor unions and contractors who have gone the extra mile to support women in the building trades. Since our non-profit organization began in 2008, our mission has been to expand opportunities for women to enter and succeed in union apprenticeship and careers in the construction and building trades in the greater St. Louis area. Over the past three years, we have:
* established a physical location;
* provided mentoring to Building Union Diversity (BUD) program participants;
* sponsored numerous Survival Skills for Tradeswomen workshops;
* hosted several MoWIT Workdays to introduce women to the building trades and to provide hands-on learning;
* and directly assisted over 30 women entering into area apprenticeship programs.
While we are proud to report that we have accomplished these important contributions with a seven-member volunteer board and the help of many selfless, generous union tradeswomen who are MOWIT members, we need your help. Our goal with this first-ever Gala fundraiser is to raise enough
money to hire a part-time staff member to further our mission.
The building trades industry is facing a shortage of workers due to the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation. Women are our future. This inaugural event will celebrate tradeswomen’s achievements as well as the great strides made by local contractors and unions to support women in the trades. Enclosed is information about tickets, advertising in our program booklet, sponsorship levels, award categories and the nomination process. We thank you for your generous support and helping us succeed in our mission.
Elizabeth “Beth” Barton, Executive Board President
Missouri Women in Trades
Gala event information: Visit our website at mowit.org and visit our Facebook page at
Missouri Women In Trades Presents
Inaugural Blue Collar / Black Tie Tradeswomen
Friday, Sept. 20, 6 – 9 p.m.
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Grand Hall 2319 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103
Black tie optional, cash bar
Please complete this form and return to Missouri Women in Trades, 2929 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118 with checks made payable to MoWIT. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Barton at 636-926-6948 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for tickets, ad submissions, and
sponsorships is Friday, Aug. 30.
Organization name: _______________________________________________
Contact name: ___________________________________________________
Phone number: ___________________________________________________
Tickets: $45 per person or $360 for a table of 8
Number of tickets: _ or Number of tables:
Ads in Program Booklet: Premium ads (back cover, inside front or back cover) are available on a
first-come, first serve basis. Please email your ad in a .pdf or .jpg format to email@example.com.
Back cover, full-page, color ad $1,000 – 5″ x 8″
Inside front or back cover, full-page, color ad $750 – 5″ x 8″
Full-page, black-and-white ad $500 – 5″ x 8″
Half-page, black-and-white ad $250 – 5″ x 4″
Quarter-page, black-and-white ad $125 – 2.5″ x 4″
Bronze $500 – Listing in program booklet and in MOWIT video:
Silver $1,000 – Listing in program booklet and in MOWIT video and half-page ad:
Gold $2,500 – Listing in program booklet and in MOWIT video and full-page ad, and table of 8:
Platinum $5,000 – Listing in program booklet and in MOWIT video, full-page ad and a special message
from sponsor included in MOWIT video, and table of 8: __
Total amount enclosed: ……. Thank YOU!
MOWIT Blue Collar/Black Tie Tradeswomen Awards Call for Entrees
During our inaugural Blue Collar/Black Tie Tradeswomen Awards Gala, we will be highlighting the hard work and achievements of area tradeswomen and honoring unions and contractors who have gone the extra mile to support women in the building trades. Below is our list of award categories. Interested in nominating a tradeswoman, union or contractor for an award? Simply complete a nomination form by visiting the respective Google Form link. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 16. Please note,
MOWIT executive board members are ineligible for nomination.
Tradeswoman of the Year Award: This is a currently working tradesperson with at least four years of experience. She has achieved a skill level respected by her peers, supervisors and the community,
shows passion for her work and mutual respect for co-workers. Nominate a tradeswoman by visiting this link: https://forms.gle/iEBrKLA6Gp6r93u47
Breaking Barriers – Union of the Year Award: Our goal is to honor unions who support, advocate and sustain women in the workplace. How has this union made innovations, broken barriers and improved the status of women in the skilled trades? Nominate a union by visiting this link:
Breaking Barriers – Contractor of the Year Award: Our goal is to honor contractors who support, advocate and sustain women in the workplace. How has this company made innovations, broken barriers and improved the status of women in the skilled trades? Nominate a contractor by visiting this link: https://forms.gle/ppFXztGRs2M4k7Wt9
In addition to the individual awards, MoWIT will be calling up two groups for recognition: tradeswomen who have entered into an apprenticeship in the last year and tradeswomen who have journeyed out in the last year. We hope to fill the room with tradeswomen. We will also do a brief roll call of tradeswomen recognized by years of service; for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and over 25 years.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For the latest Gala event updates, visit our website at mowit.org and follow us on Facebook at
Please make all checks payable to MOWIT. Checks may be sent to 2929 S. Jefferson Ave, St. Louis. If you have any questions, please call Beth at (636) 926-6948 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org