Pat Williams began in the trades in 1979 after having obtained a B.A. degree and working in the Social Work field. Having dual passions in advocating for people and mechanical hands-on interests served her well.
During her 32 years as a Stationary Operating Engineer she held many positions of leadership professionally, including Vice President of her Local, and in the community. As a retiree Pat continued the trades advocacy she began in the 1980’s when she became involved with newly forming tradeswomen’s organizations and spoke to various grade levels about career opportunities in skilled trades.
She co-founded the Tradeswomen’s Archive at California State University, Dominquez Hills, served as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women and presently represents the construction industry on the Los Angeles Disabled Access Appeals Commission.