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Notice to visitors from Cutting Edge Website

Cutting Edge Consulting and their staff have stolen the content and intent of my website. Contained here is a sample of the content of my site. It is a personal website not for profit of any sort and only intended for women who are interested or who work in the construction trades. As you may know, working in construction is hard work. I have spent the past nine years constructing my original site and writing all of the link descriptions, chasing dead links and adding links as I found sites. This week, I discovered that Cutting Edge Consulting, a firm who wants you to pay them money for their "research" has stolen my copyrighted site content and are displaying it as their own. They have taken my hard work and plagerized it. Please do not fall prey to their ruse. They are trying to profit from my work. I have over 5 thousand visitors to my site every month. People from all over the world from many walks of life and in many languages come to my site to learn and become linked to the world of women in construction, a site that I have long owned and developed and conceived of. When I first began to create my site, the only thing that came up on a search of women in construction was a site that had to do with sex changes or something like that. I am proud to be a part of making that something that is far down the list when you are searching for information about work ideas, stories on how we made it. I have worked in construction for over 23 years, hard work, dirty hands kind of work. I worked with all men for many years and I can say, none of us ever stole each others' work. I have built and worked for many fine companies and buildings, military aircraft and submarines, I have held security clearances and I have dug ditches. Nobody ever stole my work, until now. The cowards were too afraid to link directly to my main site, but they did manage to link to many of my sub sites and EVERY single link in their related links page is DIRECTLY from my true site which you can find by typing in "women in construction" in many search engines. I have visitors from companies and universities etc from many countries. I am proud to help all of you to find out what you need. I have a story and someday I may tell it to all. What it's like to be the only woman on a job, sometimes the guys are happy to have you there and sometimes they may not be, but I am happy to say that usually I felt very welcome where I worked, and I think it is because I have a very strong work ethic. I work hard and I don't stop unless it's a mandatory break time. I know my trade and I try very hard to do what needs to be done. I have been awarded many times and I am able to fix problems that others have been unable to fix. I have worked as an electrician all these years and I have always only done my own work, so perhaps you may see why I am so upset by these theives. Anyhow, have a real good day and scroll down this site, it is one of my back up sites. I hope you find what you need and if you don't please write to me, I am always ready to lend a hand, and it will always be free! -Barbara

Weblinks to other Women in the construction trade

Women's Firsts in the Military-and other accomplishments: Newest Feature story
CEE NEWS Magazine online Headline story-Women in Construction: (One story is about me, your webmaster) blush Read about women who have survived and successfully worked in the construction field for years
Rosie the Rubber Worker : Women Workers in Akron's Rubber Factories During World War II: by Kathleen L. Endres/Book
Luce Gregoire is a first year apprentice electrician: British Columbia
Book-"Unlocking the Clubhouse" by Jane Margolis: When there were no opportunities for women in the sciences, it was assumed they had no aptitude for the work.
"Why So Slow?"-Book by Virginia Valian: A scholarly and convincing explanation of women's slow progress in the professions
and ain't i a woman?: Women, unions and discrimination: After a safety incident, where a rag in a worker's pocket nearly pulled him into a fan, I decided to do something about my ill-fitting clothes.
OSHA Official site: Women in construction workplace-Equitable safety
National Association of Women in the Trades: A great resource for us!
Virtual Gender: Technology, Consumption and Identity Matters: Book-Women--Effect of technological advances on.
Dept of Education: Grants and Loans for everyone
US Dept of Labor: Women's Bureau Page
Women Electrician: Training for Schools
Women's Wire-Work Channel: Start a Business and Get Ahead in Your Career
Women Into Trades: And Technology-WITT
"New Collar Workers Needed" in New Millenium: Women Needed for Upcoming Labor Shortages
Women and Non-Traditional Employment: One-Stop Style
Industry in Capital Schools to pitch Construction Careers: Article dated April 1999
Electrican Dot Com: Electrical INFO INFO INFO
London-based Women In Construction: Lots of good "How they do it" Info!
National Women in Construction: Link to them
Oregon Tradeswomen: Lots of links for all of USA!
"Blue Collar Women Trailblazing Women take Men Only Jobs": Book-Great Inside Thoughts
"Alone in a Crowd-Women in Trades Tell Their Story": Book about more experiences in our trade.
"A Mouthful of Rivets": Book-Wonderful depiction of the brave women who worked during the war in "Men's Jobs"
"We'll Call You If We Need You": Book- Women working construction have more obstacles.
"Bitter Choices": Book- check out the description on the link.
"Pioneering:Poems from the Construction Site": Book of applicable poetry-written by a tradeswoman
"The Business Journal"--newspaper reprint from 1997....: "Electrical Union Looks to Recruit More Women"
Workplace Solutions: The Assessment Process:Presenting Nontraditional Career Options To Women
Workplace Solutions: Myths and Facts About Women in Nontraditional Occupations
Social Security Administration: What every woman should know
Major Electric Inc.: WBE Woman Owned Business in Tucson, Az.
Seattle Times article: "Busy Builders Recruiting women...."
9 Women in Construction stories: St. Louis Business Journal
Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science: IWITTS is dedicated to integrating women into nontraditional......
Craft Hotline: Links to all craftsman and their interests
"Hard-Hatted Women": Book- Women oriented construction stories
Laying the Foundation:
$$Tech Careers to consider:
Blue Collar Gal: A female electrician woman's Personal Story
Featured Link- Woman Owned Electrical Contractor: Cattaneo Electric- "What it's like"
Women's Wire: Women into Trades and Technology
Trades women organization: Northern California site under construction
Pro Head Hunters: Seeking Women Executives
Carhartt & Levis Clothing - Clothing for the Whole Family :
Georgia Boots dot com: Why should guys get all the breaks when it comes to functional footwear?
Canadian Construction Women: Thanks ladies-A mirror image of my site. I am honored.
Next Step Magazine: The Next Step magazine for high school students who want more
Women Electricians: Things to Know
Woman Electrician Sparks Curiosity: Newspaper Article
Electrician: What it's Like
Women's Work Boots and Steel Toe Boots:
Electrician's Guide to Conduit Bending: Very handy and must-have book!-by Richard A. Cox
National Electric Code 2002: book-The single most important reference in the electrical industry.
IBEW JATC: Electrician Training IBEW Local 180 Vallejo, California
Women For Hire Website: Employers and Employees Network and View Career Fairs Countrywide!
California Conference for Women in the Trades: Held May 5, 2002-more information here
Synergy Books, ebooks online: One of our sisters has written an ebook about what it's like out there in the sheetmetal world, I can't wait to read this!
Humor: Sign
Book-"Cool Careers for Girls in Construction": Loads of information for future construction ladies
Women's Skillshare- Berkeley California:
Apprenticeship USA: Links to get you connected to your new trade
Women Earning Respect in the construction industry: Strictly Business News Article
Women of WW II: WAC's arriving at Normandy 1944
Career Options for Women: Canada

Let's all become more aware of our proud beginnings! As editor; I am a female electrician with over 22 years in this industry, I am always adding to this site, so visit often. This site is intended to assist, educate and inform others about the world of women in the construction industry. All books that we link you to are in association with you have any feedback or questions, please email us at ..Please make any comments, wishes, let us know about disconnected links and any new links to great associated sites that you suggest for us ....please, spread the word to your other lady coworkers and interested proteges, let's network!!!!!!!! If you are interested in joining our mailing list, please request by email to join it. Copyright 2002 Womeninconstrucu All rights reserved. Attention publications and webmasters: Republishing reproducing or other profitable use of all contents is prohibited without PRIOR written permission of Women in Construction :

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