International Women’s Conference


Click here to download the conference call letter. | Cliquez ici pour télécharger la lettre de convocation en français.

As our Union continues its proud tradition of leading the way on major issues affecting workers around the world and in the countries where our members live and work, I am excited to announce the next USW International Women’s Conference, “Women of Steel – Know Your Power.”

This conference will focus on building and enhancing members skills, global solidarity, and strengthening the labor movement, all of which contribute to your local union’s ability to better serve the membership. The program will include high profile motivational speakers from the U.S. and Canada, along with women from countries and unions where the USW is forming global alliances.

Participants will have the opportunity to choose among many skill-building workshops.

This conference is open to all members; however, local unions are encouraged to seek out female members who reflect the diversity of our union. There is no limit to the number of delegates a local union can send.

In accordance with the established policy of the United Steelworkers, the local/unit must bear the expenses related to attending.

Please Note: Child Care will not be available at this conference. 

Conference Agenda 

Attendees should plan to arrive Sun., Oct. 22 or early Mon., Oct. 23, to register, view exhibits, and participate in their District Delegates’ Meetings.

The conference will conclude on Thurs., Oct. 26, by 1 p.m. Return flights should be booked after 4 p.m. Thurs. so delegates can participate in the entire conference. 

Conference Registration 

Please register for the conference in one of the following ways: 


Click here to register online. | Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire en ligne.

By Mail

Click here to download the registration form. | Cliquez ici pour télécharger le formulaire d’inscription.

Return your completed form to:

Women of Steel
60 Blvd of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

Checks should be made payable to the USW Secretary-Treasurer and mailed along with the completed registration form.

Please provide the delegate’s personal email address on the registration form. Important conference communications, including workshop registration instructions, will be sent to them prior to their arrival in Pittsburgh. 

The discounted conference rate for delegates registered by August 15 August 31, 2023, is $250 USD per delegate. After August 15 August 31, 2023, the full registration rate is $275 USD per delegate. 

Workshop registration will open September 1, 2023. Further instructions will be emailed to delegates in the coming months.

Hotel Information 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown
One Bigelow Square, 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
A discounted room block has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel and Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown at the below rate structure. All prices are shown in US dollars and subject to 14% hotel and local taxes. Please note the first two discounted blocs have sold out and pricing below is the current rate at an over-flow hotel, a short walk or train ride to the conference:

Single/Double: $149
Triple: $169
Quad: $189

The cutoff date to make hotel reservations is September 20, 2023. 

Individuals should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 412-281-5800 and hit 1. Indicate that you are with the 2023 USW Women of Steel Conference. To book your hotel reservation online, click this link.

Airline Transportation 

In cooperation with Direct Travel, Inc., we have made special arrangements for air transportation to the conference. Reservations may be made by calling (877) 499-1149, and selecting prompt “4” (group meetings).

When calling Direct Travel, identify yourself as a participant in the USW WOS Conference.

As always, the lowest fares are available only to those who book at least a month in advance or more. 


Simultaneous translation will be provided. Please indicate your translation needs on the registration form.