Advancing Women In Skilled Trades
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Local Mentors

Wonder Girls in Technology and Trades Workshop Series

Funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada, the primary goal of this project is to create equitable pathways for girls in grade 9-12 in Hamilton towards in-demand careers in technology and skilled trades. As part of the strategic implementation plan for this project, mentors are invited to share their success stories with students to effectively facilitate young women transitioning from high school into technical fields and skilled trades training and apprenticeship, because YOU CAN’T BE WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE!

Mentor Profiles

Click on each mentor’s profile to learn more about them!

Aleksandra Bis

Steel Detailer

Civil Engineering Technology

Blazenka Jurcic Monachino

Protection and Control Technologist

Electrical Engineering Technology – Controls

Brittany Farrow

General Carpentry Apprentice


Christine Nicole Gibson

Software Developer

Software Development

Ericka Evans

Head of Production

Computer Game Development

Hollie Cook

Construction & Maintenance Electrician

Construction & Maintenance Electrical

Janine Lee

Protection & Control Technologist

Electrical Engineering Technology

Jessica Lim

Biomedical Engineering Student

Biomedical Engineering, Software Development

Karen Maraj

Digital Business Strategist, Content Manager, E-commerce Specialist

Self-taught. Various online courses

Kathy Lerette

Senior VP, Business Transformation

Electrical Engineering Technology

Kerry MacMullin

Restoration Carpenter

Construction Carpentry

Linda Chigbo

Engineer in Training

Electrical Engineering Technology

Linda Smith

CEO & Founder of Codify Zone Inc.

Computer Engineering

Maria Topalovic

Environment Manager

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering & Management, Master of Engineering & Public Policy

Meagan Bremer

Lumbar Yard Assistant Manager

Carpentry and Renovation

Melissa Thompson

Corporate Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager


Monique Beckett

Master Electrician

Electrician (Apprenticeship), Certificate of Qualification (Red Seal)

Natalie Przerwa

Steel Detailer

Architectural Technology

Pike Krpan



Shanta Nathwani

Quality Assurance Manager

Information Technology, Business and Web Development

Sunita Alves

Professional Engineer

Engineering Physics

Terry Weymouth

Restoration Carpenter

Construction Carpentry

In partnership with:

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Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board