keynote speakers

Dr. Gillian Mandich

Happiness Researcher, Speaker, Educator, & Author

Kate Campbell

Skilled Tradeswoman & Builder

Natalie Panek

Senior Aerospace Engineer at MDA

Natasha Ferguson

Founder of Ethelfox Construct Group

Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson

AVP Technology, Solution Train Engineer at TD

Sarain Fox

Canadian Anishinaabe Activist, Broadcaster, & Filmmaker

Susannah Pierce

Country Chair Canada and GM Renewables & Energy Solutions Canada

musical entertainment



Christie Nelson

Co-Founder & Project Manager at Family Fuse 

featured speakers

Aditi Shah

Yoga Instructor

Nour Hachem-Fawaz

President & Founder of Build a Dream

video apperances

Caroline Codsi

Founder & Chief Equity Officer of Women in Governance

Judaline Cassidy

The Feminist Plumber, Founder/Chief Visionary Officer of Tools & Tiaras Inc., Tradeswoman Activist, & Speaker

Riya Karumanchi

Computer Science & Computational Biology Student at Stanford University


Alyssa Atkins

Founder & CEO of Lilia

Anjalee Narenthiren

Program Director at Startup Dojo

Armughan Ahmad

President & Managing Partner of Digital at KPMG

Brittani Stevenson

Manager, Talent Acquisition at Spark Power

Claudette McGowan

Global Executive Officer at TD

Constanza Maass

Environmental Field Technician

Delaney Krieger

Third Term Interior Systems Mechanic Apprentice at United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Desiree Norwegian

Founder & CEO of Atunda Inc.

Hana Ahmad

The Knowledge Society Alumni

Jelissa De Torres

Second-Year Carpentry Apprentice

Jen Scholten

Head of Marketing and Communications, SpaceRyde

Jennifer Todd

President of LMS General Contractors

Lina Shamoun

Owner of Artline Salon

Lisa McBride

Vice President & Country Leader of GE Hitachi SMR Canada

Lora McMillan

Special Projects Manager at Ledcor Construction

Dr. Marcia Braundy

President of Sigma-West Consulting, Inc and Kootenay Women in Trades and Technology

Marissa West

President and Managing Director of GM Canada

Markie Tuckett

Owner, Operator, & Designer of Timber + Plumb Inc.

Michele Harradence

President of Enbridge Gas, Inc.

Mya Beaudry

Creator of Kokom Scrunchies

Naeema Hassan

Digital Health and Customer Advisory consultant at KPMG

Sabrina Gomez Vila

CTO & Co-Founder of Ripple Studios, Head of A220 Fleet Performance at Airbus Canada

Serena Nguyen

Chief of Staff at the MaRS Discovery District

Shaun Hintz

Assistant General Manager at Magna Exteriors: Engineered Glass Holland

Stephanie Thompson

Technical Manager, Manufacturing Engineering at General Motors

Vanessa Vakharia

Founder & Director of The Math Guru

Victoria Mancinelli

Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships for the Labourers International Union of North America Ontario Provincial District Council & the Region of Central & Eastern Canada

gala speakers

Julie Cafley

Executive Director of Catalyst Canada

Michele Harradence

President of Enbridge Gas, Inc.

Nour Hachem-Fawaz

President & Founder of Build a Dream

Dr. Rola Dagher

Global Channel Chief of Dell Technologies

Sarain Fox

Canadian Anishinaabe Activist, Broadcaster, & Filmmaker

Tanya Mushynski

Vice President, Customer Care, Enbridge Gas Inc.

visit the build a dream website

get ready for dreamer day 2023!