Who We Are
Build a Dream delivers specialized programs to encourage and empower female students to explore careers where women are under-represented, while also working to create a gender-balanced workforce and change global perspectives on women’s contribution to society.
Focused programs include hands-on learning camps, advancement workshops, and high-demand career discovery expos, which highlight skilled trades, STEM, emergency response, entrepreneurship, and leadership opportunities.
When asked to complete the following statement: “I want a career that…”, students reflected that they wanted inspiring, challenging, and rewarding careers with growth potential. However, they often do not know what that career is or where they should start with exploring careers and planning for the future.
Utilizing data, knowledge, and partnerships with industry and education, Build a Dream connects future leaders (and their guardians) to the information and tools required to make informed career decisions, and guide them to rewarding careers.
Women are underrepresented mainly in the skilled trades, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), emergency response, and entrepreneurship. In 2020, Build a Dream created #HerPower, a council of professional women from these fields who meet to share their experiences and best practices for personal career growth and increasing representation in their respective industries.
The insight gained from the council helps Build a Dream drive knowledge-based programs that continue to evolve with the workforce.
Seats for our 2023 #HerPower Council will be opening soon – stay tuned!
Build a Dream believes in creating strong partnerships with like-minded organizations that allow us to amplify each other’s work. We are thankful for the relationships that we have made with:
Build a Dream can’t do the work we do without the generosity of our corporate sponsors.
You’ll be in good company when you join our progressive group of companies and organizations who value diversity and work effortlessly to create a balanced workforce
Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our values and play an important part in our mission to advocate for a better-shared future. Our approach to equity includes empowering access to equal opportunities and building inclusion and belonging, both in our workplaces and in society.
We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.