On August 14, Women in Energy will be hosting a networking and education event at the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen in New York City.
Guest speaker Judaline Cassidy, tradeswoman and founder/director of Tools and Tiaras, will share her experience overcoming discrimination in the workplace, as well as gaining equal pay and access to the plumbers union. She will also discuss how she is introducing young women and girls to the trades.
Cassidy was one of the first three females selected to pursue plumbing at the John Donaldson Technical of Trinidad. She was also the first woman elected on the Examining Board of Plumbers Local Union No. One. She established Tools and Tiaras to help ambitious and determined women and girls by introducing them to the construction field through monthly workshops and a summer program.
According to Cassidy, “When you hand a young girl a tool and a tiara, you're handing her confidence, independence, and power.”
After the presentation, attendees will gather for networking, drinks, and light snacks.
Tickets are $59 per person, and advanced purchase is required.