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Posting of News Items Relevant to Women in the Canadian Construction Industry.
  • 14 Jan 2012 12:19 AM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Paul Golini, BILD, in The Toronto Sun, January 13, 2012:
    ". . . In 2010, BILD and the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) established a partnership, due in large part to BILD member and CAWIC PresidentTammy Evans, who is a development lawyer with Blaney McMurtry LLP. . . " read full article
  • 13 Jan 2012 11:11 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Paul Golini, President of BILD in a special to the Toronto Star:
    "... In its seventh year of independent operation, CAWIC will hold its second membership drive at the end of the month at BILD headquarters and [Sandra]Baldwin has been asked to address the group. The last drive drew out 50 women from all facets of the industry and Evans tells me that membership grows consistently every month. I think that speaks to the increased awareness of the impact women continue to make on the construction industry..." read full article.
  • 04 Jan 2012 12:04 AM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Daily Commercial News, December 22, 2011,
    Patricia Williams, Staff writer.

    On the surface, Martha George, Mary Lawson and Marissa McTasney  might not appear to have a lot in common.
    But they have all made their mark in construction. George is president of the Grand Valley Construction Association; Lawson is vice--resident and general manager of homebuilder Dalerose Country Ind.; and McTasney is founder and president of Moxie Trades Ltd., . . . read full article.


  • 25 Oct 2011 3:10 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)

    Mompreneurs: Powerful business network or pink - collar ghetto?
    Andrea Gordon, Family Issues Reporter,Toronto Star, October 20, 2011

    . . . As founder of Moxie Trades, McTasney almost always deals with men across boardroom table or on construction sites. But as a mother and a business owner, she embraces the phrase “mompreneur” because loosely translated it means “we make humans and we can run a company.” . . .  Click to read full article.

  • 12 Oct 2011 11:46 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    No Longer Is Leadership a Men's Club
    LUISITA LOPEZ TORREGROSA, New York Times-International Herald Tribune, October 12, 2011
    NEW YORK - While progressive trailblazers and feminist groups in the United States are pumping up advocates and activists as the 2012 elections approach, an impressive handful of women - historic first-timers - are forging roles on the international scene as leaders of the new century at this time of economic turmoil. . . . Read full article.
  • 12 Oct 2011 3:43 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    A Finer Balance - Women are more than ready for careers in construction: why isn’t the industry ready for them?
    By Andrew Brooks, Western Canada Construction, September/October, 2011

    . . . “Despite the fact that women make up about 44 percent of the total workforce, we’re less than five percent of the construction industry – and that just doesn’t make sense,” says Tammy Evans, President of CAWIC. . .  Click for full article.
  • 29 Jun 2011 2:44 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Empowering Women & Girls
    Independent Supplement from Media Planet to the National Post - June 29, 2011

    Click here to read some incredible stories of women facing and overcoming challenges, including an interview with Canadian Association of Women in Construction President Tammy Evans on page 6.
  • 15 Jun 2011 12:04 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)

    Canadian Association of Women in Construction presents VIP awards in Toronto - Daily Commercial News, June 15, 2011
    PATRICIA WILLIAMS, staff writer
    . . .  (CAWIC) has recognized outstanding contributions to the organization with presentation of its VIP awards.“Through their tenacity and mutual desire to see more women enter and succeed in the construction industry, the recipients have contributed greatly to the growth and the strength of this association,” said vice-president Kitty Campbell. . .  Read more



  • 15 Jun 2011 11:44 AM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)

    The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is anxious to ramp up membership as it moves to implement its new five-year strategic plan. “I think in any association, that’s primary,” says president Tammy Evans, a partner in the law firm of Blaney McMurtry. Read more . . .

  • 14 Jun 2011 1:37 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Anchor Shoring president Dawn Tattle gives Canadian Association of Women in Construction audience career advice - Daily Commercial News, June 14, 2011, PATRICIA WILLIAMS,staff writer
    Women who are intent on climbing the corporate ladder must take steps to ensure they are in fact “sitting at the table,” says civil engineer Dawn Tattle, president of Anchor Shoring & Caissons Ltd.“To be a decision-maker and be successful, you have to be out there at events, in meetings, making presentations,” she told members of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC). Read more ...

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