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Promoting Women

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2019

The big news in our family is that my sister, Brenda, the first and only woman cement finisher in the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union in Newfoundland was hired to work at the Long Harbour...

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Envy

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2019

Have you ever felt envy? Envy is not a very nice feeling to have. Envy is a resentful or unhappy feeling of wanting what somebody else has – their success, their good fortune, qualities or...

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The Pointy end of Diversity

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2019

There’s a popular saying about “going where no man has gone before” and it’s always resonated with me because I’ve enjoyed going where no one like me has gone before...

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male or female; masculine or feminine

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2019

Whenever I hear the phrase “the advancement of women in trades”, I cringe just a little. But I appreciate that we need phrases like this to define who the organization is and what it is...

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Marketing Me

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2019

I drool at the thought of all the work that is coming up the pike in eastern Canada. I wish I was an able bodied woman again and could strap on my tool belt and head out there to join the wave of...

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First Impressions – Lasting and Inaccurate.

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2019

Have you ever met someone and knew right away that you did not like them? Have you ever met someone and connected them immediately? I have had both of these things happen to me? What if I asked if...

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From Surviving to Thriving

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2019

When I was growing up in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, most of the women around me were traditional. Let’s get one thing straight – when I say traditional, I do not mean to denigrate...

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There’s a trick to that – let me show you…..

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2019

Have you ever heard the words that are music to every tradeswoman’s ears….

“There’s a trick to that – let me show you.”

Many years ago on the Saskatchewan...

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Inspiring Sea Change – Women Networking

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2019

Inspiring Sea Change – Moving Forward Together

 
From May 3 – 5th, women from all across the country will come together to share information, learn from and support one...
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Giving the world a piece of my mind.

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2019

Women in Non-Traditional Roles

In 2011, I gave my maiden speech at the Women’s Worlds Conference in Ottawa called “A Run for the Glass”. It was a wonderful experience where women...

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