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An Open Letter to Young Women

By: Nour Hachem-Fawaz Dear young women; We live in a world where you can be and do anything you want to. We are confident you will be brave in the face of adversity. You will be a LEADER in the classroom, on the soccer field, the shop floor, and in the board room. We are…

It is time to go #Unscripted

By: Elisa Quaggiotto Imagine being on the playground at 8 years old. You and your friends are having a great time when you think it would be awesome to put on a play for everyone. So you get together your actors, get everyone their costumes, and start the process of practicing lines- you’re directing! But,…

Why International Day of the Girl?

Since 2012, 11 October has been proclaimed International Day of the Girl by the United Nations. But why should we take the time to recognize young women around the world? The reason is simple. Because still in 2019, young women are still marginalized in societies around the world. The day aims to highlight and focus…

Male construction professional shares what he’s learned about gender diversity

On April 2, 2019, EllisDon Project Manager Ashley Maxwell, MEng was a featured speaker at Build a Dream Kitchener-Waterloo. We strongly believe that closing the gender gap in all industries requires men and women at the table and we asked Ashley if we could share his insight on our blog. His speech from the evening is…

Build a Dream Kitchener-Waterloo SOLD OUT in first year

On April 2, 2019, Build a Dream transformed Bingemans Conference Centre into a career pathway exhibition. Kitchener-Waterloo is the third region in the province to invite the organization to the area as school boards learn of the success other cities have had connecting young women and their parents to careers that they may not have…

A vendor’s experience as a national sponsor of Build a Dream

When the opportunity presented itself to become a national sponsor of Build a Dream, we were immediately intrigued.  We wanted to know more about the Build a Dream initiative, about the team behind the scenes, about the long-term commitment, and growth plans of the program.  We were pleasantly surprised to learn that each volunteer member…

More exposure for Build a Dream

Our work with helping young women pursue exciting and rewarding career paths was highlighted in two publications recently. Our article in Toronto’s StarMetro highlighted the important role that parents play in helping with future career goals. Here’s an excerpt from the article that offers some suggestions of how young women can follow a career path in skilled…

Win a Meet and Greet with Sherry Holmes

 It’s contest time! Our Instagram followers have a chance to win a meet and greet Sherry Holmes at the Windsor Build a Dream event on November 8. To enter, young women (grades 9-12) need to: Follow Build a Dream on Instagram Post a photo of yourself and tag us (@build_adream) Use hashtags #WEBuildaDream & #idreamtobe.…