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Raquel from Milwaukee Tool shares how she went from nursing to tools

Raquel McLaren is a Field Marketing rep with Milwaukee Tool. Her job is to inform and educate skilled tradespeople about the various tools, the innovations, the safety features as well as highlight the benefits of the Milwaukee brand. Raquel joined Build a Dream’s president, Nour Hachem-Fawaz to share her story: Check out Raquel’s interview as…

Tools of the Trade podcast advice for construction sites (and trades workers)

With construction being listed as an essential service during the COVID-19 outbreak, building will continue. That means work sites will still be bustling with workers in close proximity to one another, so it’s time to consider the implications of what this means. Colin Toop from Tools of the Trade podcast suggests analyzing areas of the…

The Ecosystem of the Healthcare Industry

The COVID-19 breakout has caused anxiety and fear, but also has highlighted essential services that each community requires to carry on. Healthcare branches off in different directions, with some areas being well-represented by women (like nursing), but the media attention is also highlighting every integral part of an ecosystem that cares for us in a time…

Beginning a welding career in Canada

Build a Dream encourages and inspires young women to consider career paths where women are underrepresented. Welding is most definitely among them! When parents are discussing the future with their daughters, or teachers are giving advice for careers for young women, welding is often an overlooked option. There are many reasons that a skilled trades…

A paramedic, a carpenter, and an entrepreneur walk into an expo…

Build a Dream London (November 26, 2019) promises to inspire the crowd with trailblazers from a variety of backgrounds. Regardless of the career path that young women will follow, the panel always offer advice that often can be applied to any field. MODERATOR: Jennifer Khan, Director, Talent Management, EllisDonJennifer is a passionate supporter of Build…

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…

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