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 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.