Tools & Tiaras Boston
The new Tools & Tiaras Boston Chapter will be led by Erin Joyce-Brady, Director of Marketing & Communications for a group of HVAC, electrical and plumbing companies that have been serving communities throughout Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire since 1987. It was a small mention of Tools & Tiaras Inc. that had a big impact on her.
“I came across an article in a contractors’ magazine highlighting Tools & Tiaras’ Summer Camps. I was so inspired by their mission, and wanted the same for girls in our community. I also wanted to help support positive change in my industry,” Erin shared. “There was an email address at the bottom of the article, so I took a chance and reached out. The reply I received became something greater than I could have ever imagined. I am beyond excited to lead this inaugural T&T Chapter, and make a difference in the lives of girls in our area.”
Erin grew up in Sharon, Massachusetts and is the middle of 3 girls. She has a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Spanish from Quinnipiac University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard. Before her introduction to the trades she spent 5 years in Galicia, Spain teaching English. Since her return she has been looking for a way to get back to inspiring and mentoring young children – especially young girls. When she came across Tools & Tiaras she jumped at the opportunity to reach out and help support the movement. “My hope is to build a lasting passion and curiosity with the girls in our community that may inspire them to consider a career as an electrician, carpenter, plumber, auto mechanic, or whatever they dream." said Erin.
Tools & Tiaras Inc is committed to advancing the interest of young girls and women who want to pursue non-traditional careers. T&T motivate young girls and women who dream of having a career in the male-dominated construction industry, encouraging young girls and women already in the field to expand their horizon and set them on a path to the peak of their careers. We will make available a community network to help these young princesses connect with professionals, mentors, and leaders in the industry thus providing the support needed at all stages of their journey. We hope to build a lasting passion and curiosity within the present generations of girls and women that will make them consider a career as an electrician, carpenter, plumber or even an auto mechanic. Making intentional changes to the way we view and portray what constitutes "women work" will help foster the change that society needed desperately since yesterday. Tools & Tiaras wants and will be part of this movement of change.
Is it, or would it be a radical notion that when you require the services of an electrician, carpenter, plumber or even an auto mechanic that it would be a woman? Our vision is to make these occupations, and others like it, accessible and approachable for girls.
In an ever-evolving world, where technology is changing the way we perceive almost everything. Learning a skilled trade is intercontinental, once acquired you can seek employment anywhere. We need to get more girls and women into the construction industry.
At Tools & Tiara's, we are passionate about creating an avenue where young girls can showcase their talents and succeed non-traditional roles, our belief is that the future of the construction industry depends on the ability to get all capable hands on deck and harness the talents of young girls and women especially in this field. Working hand in hand with education providers, research institutes and businesses, we hope we can encourage more young girls to jump on this wagon.
We hope to provide access to women who have done it before, making available learning programs and practical tools thus creating a network of women who share the same passion and goal. We know we stand a better chance at succeeding when we are united in the pursuit of a common goal.
Everyone needs and should have a mentor.
Mentors are capable of pushing us beyond what we thought was possible in our realm of possibilities. Sometimes a girl needs a " Shero."
Our selected group of mentors at Tools & Tiaras will guide our girls along the paths they choose.
We provide mentors that will help with both career and personal development
Everyone needs a role model; we aim to motivate this generation and coming ones to pursue a career in the construction industry.
Demonstrating to the world that, when girls and women work in unison our flames can turn into a wild spreading fire.
At the end of the day, “ Girls just want to build." That's what we will do!
What We Do
T&T is an open network filled with young girls and women of various backgrounds, ages, experiences, and qualification building a career in the construction industry is our common goal. Together we can forge a new biography for women and girls in Mechanical, Industrial, Technical, Trades ( MITT ).
Tools & Tiaras wants girls to know that the world is hers for the taking. She can imagine, design and build it however she deems necessary.
We can only be it if we see it.
Tools & Tiara's aspirations, simple,
Expose young girls and women to the design and skilled trades available in the construction industry.
Exposing girls to hands-on projects in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and automotive at our summer camps, conferences, and careers workshops.
We start early, beginning at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
You would be amazed at the level of ingenuity these young girls possess when a tool is placed in their hands. Just wait, you'll see!!
Bottled inspiration unleashed.
We provide all types of support needed to incite their creative potential that is sometimes hibernating with practical applications that they can use to unleash the hidden warrior spirits within.
When inspired, girls will unquestionably leave their footprints in the sands of time. ”We must always attempt to lift as we climb” Angela Davis.
This is how we will make an impact by teaching others.