Wired for Success in the Trades
Development and Innovation Sisters of IBEW Local 353 share their stories of thriving in the industry through a strong network of support systems for women.
Despite the dated gender stereotypes that exist about the industry, women are increasingly breaking into the skilled trades and proving that they have what it takes to create successful and promising careers. This ever- growing and diverse industry is full of opportunity if you have the drive and natural aptitude for it. Complemented by cutting-edge training and a strong network of support systems within their local unions, women in the trades are thriving. The Sisters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 353 are demonstrating excellence on the job site and within their communities, and are finding personal fulfillment while contributing to Canada’s future economy. Here are their stories.