Women in Construction

Virtual Events
Women in Construction 2024
March 7, 2024 at 1:00pm ET

What if you could double the size of the talent pool?

Join Women in Construction 2024 on March 7 to discover the insights needed to navigate the evolving demands for women in construction, on and off the jobsite.

This is your opportunity to engage in conversations with industry leaders, explore careers beyond the trades, discuss work-life balance, dive into the world of affinity groups, participate in interactive panels and more!

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1:00pm - 1:05pm

Welcome message delivered by Kaitlin Secord, editor of Canadian Contractor.

1:05pm - 1:40pm
Keynote address

Speaker: Ashleigh Kaliszuk - Owner, Construct YEG, Mobile Crane Operator, Red Seal and Blue Seal

1:40pm - 2:20pm
Session #1: Fireside Chat: Beyond the jobsite

Moderator: Jennifer Eastman, President, Imark Canada
  • Leslie Dibling, Conestoga Heavy Construction Association
  • Natasha Callender Wilson, Vice-President, Bass Installation
  • Summer Nicholl, National Shurjoint Sales Manager, Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems
The construction industry has numerous professionals, not just in the trades. This session will focus on the exploration of careers in distribution/wholesale, sales agencies, manufacturers, etc. beyond the traditional jobsite.

2:20pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Session #2: Affinity groups

Moderator: Anthony Capkun, Editor-Publisher, Electrical Business Magazine
  • Joanna Osawe, President & CEO, Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)
  • Michelle Branigan, CEO, Electricity Human Resources Canada
  • Nirav Patel, Head of Human Resources & Employee Communications, Atura Power
  • Rakhi Voria, Vice-President, Global Sales, Procore Technologies
Attend this session to learn about starting—and sustaining—a Women’s Group at your workplace.

3:15pm to 3:35pm
Session #3: Kahoot: Let’s talk law

Speaker: Luiza Vikhnovich, Employment and Labour Lawyer, Sherrard Kuzz LLP

This session will share important information about human rights code and workplace health & safety code to construction employers.

3:35pm - 3:45pm

3:45pm - 4:25pm
Session #4: Q&A: Work/ life balance

Speaker: Dawn Bloomer, Business Strategist and Leadership Coach, Productive Pressure

There is a lot of conversations around “accommodating” women in the construction sector, but don’t we all need to establish better work/ life balance? Rather than accommodations, this session will spark discussions about what can be done to help employers better establish and meet the needs of their employee, on and off the jobsite.

4:25pm - 4:30pm
Closing remarks

Frequently Asked Questions About Women in Construction 2024

When & Where?

Women in Construction 2024 will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on March 7, 2024 at 1:00pm ET.

There will be two 10-minute breaks throughout the session.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of March 7, 2024.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Azeemah Abowath.