Lessons From a Female Union Electrician

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All this week we've been speaking to powerful women working in fields that are dominated by men, but work-life struggles aren't limited to white collar, managerial roles. They are universal and exist in all classes, races, and professions.

Rochelle James is a proud union electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3. She is a single mom whose challenges to make life and career go smoothly sound a lot like the challenges of bank president Karen Peetz or senior tech executive Padmasree Warrior or journalist Judy Woodruff. For Rochelle James, white collar or blue collar, the lessons and the tough wisdom are all the same.