Meg Vasey was appointed as Executive Director of Tradeswomen, Inc. in fall, 2009. Meg has been a construction electrician for 37 years and is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 302. In 1998, Meg put down her tools to attend Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley, graduating and passing the California State Bar in 2001. While at Boalt and subsequenty, Meg worked with the East Bay Community Law Center and the Port of Oakland to assist in the development and implementation of the Port’s Project Labor Agreement with its ground-breaking social justice program. Meg worked with dynamic coalitions of local contractors, community groups, construction trade unions and agency staff to increase the participation of local residents and to promote sustainable job opportunities in the construction industry. During her tenure at Tradeswomen, Inc. Meg has tripled the annual budget and revitalized the organization’s programs. Meg also serves on the Board for the Cypress Mandela Training Center, a nationally recognized non-profit pre-apprenticeship training provider located in Oakland, California. As Executive Director of Tradeswomen, Inc. and as a woman who fed her family working with the tools, Meg remains committed to furthering women’s opportunities in the non-traditional trades.