WOMEN IN THE BAC TRADES LUNCHEON
On Sunday, September 25, female convention delegates and guests met with the International Executive Board – President Tim Driscoll, Secretary-Treasurer Bob Arnold, and Executive Vice President Jerry Sullivan, Jr. – and IMI/IMTEF President Caryn Halifax at the Women in BAC Trades luncheon.
Luncheon attendees brainstormed different strategies to recruit and retain significantly more women in BAC trades across North America. Halifax also presented information about the new maternity and childcare benefits, and the participants discussed how attractive the programs will be for women looking to pursue a career in the trades.
Women in all different stages of their careers spoke about their experiences. All were passionate about reaching out to students, assisting recruitment in their home locals, and ending the myth that working with tools and your hands is just for men.