the first to show the way.
the ones who show their strength.
with some to lose but so much to gain.
Those Hard-Hatted Women,
who deserve so much respect,
for getting outside of their comfort zone
& leading the way.
Those Hard-Hatted Women
may we be them, may we raise them,
may we know them, but most importantly
may we thank them,
for being strong enough to be
Chicago Women In Trades (CWIT)
Hard Hatted Women
Source Book for Poem:
Hard-Hatted Women: Stories of Struggle and Success in the Trades edited by Molly Martin