Tradeswomen Talk

Tradeswomen Talk

Tradeswomen Talk is a podcast inspired by the narrative of women and men of the building trades. We share stories, insights, and knowledge about how to survive and thrive in male dominated industries. People who work in trades peculiarly women have amazing life altering, mountain climbing stories to share. Their stories goes far beyond them finding their niche in construction. Join us as we discover their truth together and be inspired.It's our time to do more than survive. It's our time to thrive! We Can Do It!


June 23, 2021 36 min

With excitement, let us introduce to you Tara Garner

She is the founder and creative eye behind Under Construction Photography, social media and marketing development in the construction industry.  

She hails from  a family of five generations of union Ironworkers.
When you listen to her story she  radiates power and beauty in silence. 
She continues to show us that silence stands up, shows up with love and fortitude.

Pictures have no s...

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With excitement, let me introduce to you Angela Cacace.
She’s one of the star players pulling the pieces together for the circle of equality in the trades.  

This circle is built on women builders, achievers, trailblazers, educators, and believers.
This circle holds its strength through:

Perseverance – appreciate where you are and have the courage to push forward.
Fearless – when life becomes limitless
Freedom – being yourself without p...

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With excitement, Introducing the hosts of Tradeswomen Talk 
Andrea Harris and Judaline Cassidy

Andrea Harris
Here is a quote about Andrea that will stand out when you hear her story
 “She led the way and embraced change”.
Let’s take a quick walk through her career as a Mason. She initiated her career through Mason Local 780 where she worked on bridges, tunnels and high rises. She left high rise construction to enter the private secto...

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With excitement, let us introduce to you Blayne Harding

Blayne lives his life by one mantra 

“No excuses no explanations”

This mantra  has help him rise above difficulties and struggles both in his career and personal struggles . 

Blaynes’ job as an  electrician is his career but, his passion is investing and teaching others that wealth comes from investment.
Knowledge is the only currency is what he desires to share with his fellow c...

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March 28, 2021 28 min

With excitement, let us introduce to you Joe Maniscalco.

Here is a word that will stand out when you hear his story "Activist ".
Listed below are significant words he has confidence in Justice and Labor Movement. 

 Justice = Equality for workers.

 Labor Movement = Of the people.

 Justice and Movement definitely awaken an array of emotions: purpose, fear, fearless, freedom, and love.  

He currently holds two (2) title pos...

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With excitement.....let us introduce to you real life shero
Sarinya Srisakul

The quote that describes her is “Her mission is bigger than herself”

Her mission is her cause
Her cause is making a difference
Her mission thrives through passion, compassion, integrity, and action. 

Freedom to become the first Asian woman firefighter in FDNY, and  first woman officer to be assigned to FDNY’s 14th Division laid the groundwork for her mission f...

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February 28, 2021 36 min

With excitement..... let me introduce to you
Antonia Devine.

Here are four (4) words that describe her: 

 DESIRE - The starting point of her achievement was DESIRE!  

 CHOICE - She CHOOSES to be the Architect of her future. 

 VISUAL - She visualised it and it happened.

 CREATE: She creates walls of joy, rooms with laughter, and windows that opens to possibility.

She dared to think, believe and dream!
She has created extraordinary achievem...

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February 15, 2021 39 min

With extreme excitement..... let me introduce to you 

Wendy Webb

Here is a quote that will stand out when you hear her story “
Preparation + Opportunity = Success.
She just didn’t walk through the door of opportunity she made sure the door was left open for others to be able to see, create and become.

Her road of opportunities commenced with graduating from high school, enlisting into the U.S. Army and continued with joining the...

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With excitement..... let me introduce to you 

Sinade Wadsworth.

The one word that describes Sinade is “DESTINY”

 DESTINY allowed her to see 

DESTINY allowed her to finish

DESTINY allowed her to become 

DESTINY allowed her to receive change

DESTINY allowed her to build

 She’s not just walking in her path towards destiny; she’s creating a road map of opportunities so others can see, finish, become, change, and build a life they truly desire....

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With excitement, let me introduce you to 

Tara Davis 

Union Member!

Life has thrown her many obstacles but, she never believe in letting it rule her future. 

Tara was born and raised in Elk Plain Washington. She worked as an orthodontic technician for over 10 years until her husband Huge Craig a structural Ironworker encouraged her to become an Ironworker. 

Tara believes in taking life one sunbeam a...

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With excitement, let me introduce you to
Dawn Jones Redstone.

This quote is her reality “The power of a written word”

 Her word led into a sentence.

Her sentence led into a paragraph. 

Her paragraph led into chapters.

The chapters awarded purpose!

 The day came when the story inside of her wanted to breath on its own.

 Her writing comes from the revolution in her heart

She doesn’t just believe in writing the story she believes in the powe...

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With excitement, let me introduce you to
Tami Gamble-Gurnell

She is living proof of these four words “NOTHING WILL STOP ME!”

At an early age she believed construction was a job she was capable of doing. 

Against all odds she was able to return to the key that unlocked the excitement for building, which was instilled in her heart since the age of six (6) years old; while helping her stepdad pour concrete steps at their house. 

 First, s...

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With excitement, let me introduce to you
Doreen Cannon. 
She dream it! 
She believed it!
She did it!  

She dares to believe anything is possible if you’re ready to fight for it.  In 1998 she joined UA Plumbers Local 55 Apprenticeship program. In 2017 she was named one of Crain’s Cleveland Businesswomen of Note.
Her successes = sacrifice, perseverance, and intelligence. Doreens' passion for her union is evident, listen and learn ...

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With excitement, let me introduce to you
Darlene Leineweber
She’s a third generation JW of IBEW Chicago Local 134 
The one word that describes Her is FAMILY.

Family is a gift that consist of commitment, unity, hope, respect, strength, honor, faith, and love.  

Establishing Trade Women Chat a Facebook group has allowed her to broaden her family.

Trade Women Chat has provided an open line of communication that allows every single trade w...

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With excitement, let me introduce to you Lauren Sugerman

Fire in her soul.
Grace in her heart.
She has created a garden of opportunities by planting the seeds that creates the  development of tomorrows building tradeswomen.

Her garden developed into an infinite support system that provides awareness, preparation, organization, justice and technical succor,  

She’s the co-founder and first Executive Director of Chicago Women in Trades (...

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What is Sheet Metal and what does Sheet Metal workers do?
Listen on this episode and learn when I chat with Leah.

Leah Rambo operates on a Frequency of Fierce, Freedom, and Strength
She’s a Changer!
She is an Educator!
She is a Visionary!

She didn’t just say it, she achieved it by taking ownership of her vision.  A woman with a vision empowers an empire of women. 

Director of Training for SMART Local 28. She presents on multiple levels. ...

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With excitement, let me introduce to you Cynthia Pong.

The word that describes Cynthia is P.O.W.E.R!
Passionate, Optimistic, Wise, Endurance, Respect

Discovering the power within you is her Mission Statement.
She teaches women to 
Be Strong!
Be Courageous!

She reminds us women that we are 

She persistently shows us never underestimate the power of a woman.

Note to self she has a book dropping A...

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Ryan is a model of dedication and determination.

Dedication: being committed/ willingness to give

Determination: become the person you believe you were meant to be.

His action has created a legacy that inspires others to learn more and become more.

His habit has become his Excellence. He’s not just the third generation, licensed Master Plumber.

He’s the creator of World Plumbers that extended beyond 25 continents. This organization has ...

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How can I described our next guest Gavaskar Reid

Educator: one skilled in teaching.
Overseer: make sure the system works.
Protagonist: My hero! I personally admire him a great deal.

His education was the key that unraveled the egress of freedom; which certified him to give back through teaching and development.  
He creates partnerships and opportunities in preparing young individuals with a career interest of automotive, transportation...

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Steph Reed has embraced:

Her Steph Reed has embraced:
Her purpose 
Her journey

She’s not just the co-owner of Partners By Design; she was voted Builder of the Year by the Des Moines Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines for 2018. 
Furthermore, she is the chairperson for Professional Women in Des Moines and is on the National Board of Trustees for Professional Women in Building
She is definitely where she needs to be...

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