Women In the Construction Industry- Our #MeToo Stories

Event Description

Deadline to Register: April 11th

The construction industry has a reputation.  SNL does skits of workers in hard hats and protective vests catcalling women as they walk down the street.  The participation rates of women and minorities in the construction industry are incredibly low.  As the Minnesota Department of Human Rights continues to raise already tough participation rates for state work, what is it really like to be in the construction industry as a woman?  What happens?  What does that mean when we help construction clients obtain public work?  How should our advocacy change?  Hear from women in the industry what their experiences have been and what can we, as advocates in the industry, do to improve working conditions.


Kate Bischoff | Founder | tHRive Law & Consulting LLC

Kate Bischoff is an overly enthusiastic, sarcastic, and opinionated management-side employment attorney and SHRM-SCP/SPHR-certified HR pro.  She works closely with management and HR folk to improve organizations and make it easier to recruit and retain talent through having easy-to-understand policies, easy-to-use technology, and easy-to-explain compliance initiatives.
Prior to founding tHRive Law & Consulting, Ms. Bischoff served as a Human Resources Officer for the United States Department of State at the U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia and for the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem. Kate is also an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline, serving as faculty for the School of Law’s HR Compliance Certificate Program.

Molly Diers | Professional Carpenter

Formerly employed by the Guthrie Theater, Diers, along with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 13, recently filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board and a grievance with the Guthrie.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 255010


Section Member:  $10
MSBA Member not in the Section:  $25
Non-MSBA Member:  $30
Law Students:  Free
New Admittee: Free
Join the Construction Law Section and attend for FREE: $28.00 (must call to register)

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Questions? Contact Kara Haro | 612-278-6329

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Friday, April 13, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall #380
Minneapolis, MN 55402