Burnaby presentation focuses on women in trades

The first female president of the Florida Building Trades will be in Burnaby next week for a special presentation hosted by BC Building Trades’ women’s committee – Build TogetHER BC.

Theresa King started her career as an electrician, eventually working her way into a leadership role. Next week’s talk, which is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 16, will cover King’s climb to the top of the Florida Building Trades and the barriers she had to break down along the way, according to a press release.

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“We are so excited to be able to host someone like Theresa, whose story is such an inspiration,” said Ashley Duncan, vice-president of the Heat and Frost Insulators Local 118, in the release.

Duncan is the union’s first female vice-president in Canada and secretary-treasurer for Build TogetHER BC.

Anyone interested in learning more about women in trades, the challenges they face and how to overcome them is invited to attend the free event.

It’s on from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave. Folks are asked to RSVP to Corry Anderson-Fennell at corry@bcbuildingtrades.org.

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