Rosie the Riveter Trust in partnership with Tradeswomen, Inc. and a consortium of industry advocates, invites you to participate in the 2024 Rosie the Riveter Certification Awards for the state of California. We are excited to acknowledge the long-term positive and noteworthy impact on the growing percentage of women and nonbinary persons finding jobs in the trades.


The Rosie the Riveter Certification awards are designed to recognize construction contractors who support gender equity in the workforce and who are leaders in encouraging women and nonbinary individuals to join the trades. Organizations who can demonstrate a clear organizational commitment to influencing an inclusive and supportive work environment are encouraged to move forward in this application process. We will schedule an introductory call to make sure your company meets the award requirements and is a good fit for recognition.


* When referring to women, the metrics are inclusive of all gender expansive people.

About this Program:

● Inspired by the LEED Building Certification

● Led by a consortium of government and nonprofit organizations

● A badge of honor for the construction companies who are invested in gender equity

● A beacon for women to consider the trades as a career

Candidates must be willing to:

● Commit to the timeline

● Designate a point person for coordination and data upload

● Pay an administrative fee

● Participate in a debrief


An informational session will for potential applicants will take place in early 2024.  If you are interested in being a part of this session, please email awards@rosietheriveter.org with the following subject line—2024 APPLICANT INFO SESSION


The 2024 awards cycle opens on March 21, 2024—Rosie the Riveter Day!

Candidates are to submit their applications 

and complete all documentation by August 2, 2024.

Rosie the Riveter Trust is proud to be a part of the consortium that helped develop the Rosie the Riveter Certification Awards, including:

DR. Kay Ramsey OF TRADESWOMEN, INC., JUANITA DOUGLAS OF RISING SUN CENTER FOR OPPORTUNITY, and JOYCE GUY OF WEST OAKLAND JOBS RESOURCE CENTER.

We also thank the following individuals for providing advice as the consortium developed the awards including Kelly Jenkins-Pultz of the Women's Bureau Department of Labor, Linda Li of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Patricia Garcia and Julie Wong of the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, Maggie Burgett, Annette Walton and Mia Love of Stanford Land Buildings and Real Estate Black Advisory Committee and others.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 & 2023 AWARD RECIPIENTS!