Cleveland carpenter named Woman of Triumph

(Plain Press, June 2007) Darlene Glass, a Journeylevel Carpenter from Cleveland was named a Woman of Triumph by Women Work! The National Network for Women’s Employment. Glass was honored in Washington on April 25 at the Women Work! National Conference for the strength and determination she has demonstrated as a groundbreaker for women in the trades.  

“Women are underrepresented in trade and technical careers and are instead segregated into low- wage service industry jobs that can’t pay the bills and won’t support a family,” said Debbi Perkul, Executive Director of Hard Hatted Women. “Darlene’s success in the field of carpentry and her efforts to provide support to up-and-coming women in the trade are paving the way for future women carpenters and helping Ohio women gain economic independence through work.”

 In addition to working as a Journeylevel Carpenter with T. Allen, Glass teaches in Hard Hatted Women’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program and serves on the organization’s board. She is a member of Carpenters Local 212 and volunteers at Allied Cleveland Tradeswomen and Northeast Ohio Carpenters’ Training Center. The first in her immediate family to attend college, Glass is currently pursuing a degree in Applied Science in Carpentry at Cuyahoga Community College.


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