We were so thrilled to be able to support Build a Dream’s At Home Conference this Spring!
There is a shortage of women in STEM fields, and as a women-lead organization we love supporting like-minded events like Build a Dream!
About Build a Dream
In 2014, a special event was held to address the skilled trades/STEM shortage in Windsor, Ontario. Several stakeholders realized that this should not be a singular event and Build a Dream was formed. The organization grew steadily and after moving province-wide, founder Nour Hachem-Fawaz knew that it was necessary to expand the movement across Canada. Today, Build a Dream continues to empower young women to make informed career choices, and utilizes surveys, feedback, and success stories to track the positive impacts that programming has made in Canadian communities. The non-profit is 100% funded through partners who believe in promoting diversity and inclusion to strengthen the workforce (https://www.webuildadream.com/about/).
STEM Minds & Build a Dream
We supported the event by donating a $125 gift card to one lucky young lady who is interested in exploring our hands-on STEM programs; either in person or online!
The event was a huge success. Here is what founder Nour Hachem-Fawaz had to say:
I first and foremost wanted to thank you for supporting Build a Dream with our very first digital conference. The evening was a huge success and having exciting prizes from female-led businesses such as yours made it even more special. I know that young women who win these prizes will be thrilled.
We have already received plenty of amazing feedback from the families and students that tuned in letting us know how helpful, educational, and inspiring the event was. Some of the testimonials include:
“This program has helped me be more confident in myself as a woman and encouraged me to find and explore many occupations.”
“It was great for the advice from the panelists. Also, they are great inspirations and encouraged me to look for more opportunities.”
“I have learned that I might not know what I want to do right away. Life will present me with many different paths but with the right resources and support I can and will succeed in anything I choose to do.”
We look forward to continuing to support amazing events like this in the future!