FEMINIST PLUMBER / TRADESWOMEN ACTIVIST / SPEAKER
Since I began my professional journey I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to collaborate on some exciting solo and collaborative projects. I take pride in all that I do and in the long-term relationships I’ve fostered in the process. I firmly believe that hard work eventually pays off, and I know that each day brings me closer to reaching my goals. Explore my portfolio, and feel free to get in touch with any questions.
"When you hand a young girl a tool and a tiara, you're handing her confidence, independence, and power"
WHAT I’VE DONE
PLUMBER, LOCAL1 NYC
SEPTEMBER 1995- PRESENT
I'm a member of Plumbers Local Union No One New York City, for approximately twenty years plus. Currently, I serve as a minor officer on the Examining Board of our Union.
FOUNDER, TOOLS & TIARAS INC
JUNE 2017 - PRESENT
Tools & Tiaras was established because I wanted to inspire young girls and women about the amazing and lucrative careers available in the construction industry. Being empowered financially and emotionally can change a girls life, I'm the living breathing proof of that.
LEAN IN WOMEN IN TRADES
MAY 2017 - PRESENT
Founder of Lean In Women In the Trades. At Lean In Women In Trades, we envision a building industry that includes women and truly reflects the diversity of our American Communities. Working together we can put the spotlight on tradeswomen highlighting the fact that, tradeswomen are working daily all around the world building the structures we inhabit and work in.
MARCH 2016 - PRESENT
President of The Croton Sisters Plumbers Local Union No 1 NYC Women Committee.
Working together as a unified front of sisters that mentors and support each other through the sometimes difficult journey of our plumbing careers. Our mission shows others the benefits of becoming a Union Plumber.
It was an honor being one of the featured speakers at the 2017 Makers " Be Bold " Conference. My speech highlighted the shift needed to change the perceptions that exist about gender roles in the construction industry.
THE WOMEN WHO MADE NYC
This panel was a joint venture by the NoVo Foundation's ED Pamela Shifman and Equality Now Yasmeen Hassan.
The Panelists of changemakers include Iris Bowen, Laurie Anderson, Malika Saada Saar. Moderated by the author of The Women Who Made New York Julie Scelfo.
# DO POWER DIFFERENTLY
Women & Power Retreat a conversation about the soon to be constructed, life-changing Women's Building NYC. A Physical manifestation of Women's Rights in the heart of New York City.