Judaline Cassidy

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

Judaline Cassidy, who hails from the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, is a hero in a hard hat, one of CNN's 2020 'Champions For Change’, and the founder and activist behind the trademarked phrase, "Jobs Don’t Have Genders". As a history-making plumber in NYC (Plumbers Local Union No. 1), Judaline has broken countless barriers in fighting for equity for women in the male-dominated construction trades for the last 25 years. As the founder of the pioneering nonprofit Tools & Tiaras, Inc. (est. 2017), Judaline is inspiring the next generation of tradeswomen through hands-on, mentoring workshops and summer camps for girls (ages 6-14). The organization's mission is to advance girls’ interest in pursuing non-traditional careers in S.T.E.A.M. professions, which include all aspects of the construction industry. To do that, T&T puts tools directly into girls’ hands, helping them realize - and believe - just how capable they are. A powerhouse role model, captivating speaker, and the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, Judaline has been featured by the Associated Press, CNN, BBC America, Good Day LA, No Barriers Podcast, and countless other media outlets. Her ability to inspire crosses generations and genders, and the impact she makes extends to her industry and beyond