49 episodes

Welcome to Perfectly Unfiltered the podcast where your host, Nour Hachem-Fawaz, has perfectly unfiltered conversations with real people sharing real stories about redefining roles at home and in the workplace. She will also be talking with change makers learning what they are doing to open the doors for women and the realities of creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Together we can build a community where we all win

Perfectly Unfiltered Nour Hachem-Fawaz

    • Business

Welcome to Perfectly Unfiltered the podcast where your host, Nour Hachem-Fawaz, has perfectly unfiltered conversations with real people sharing real stories about redefining roles at home and in the workplace. She will also be talking with change makers learning what they are doing to open the doors for women and the realities of creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Together we can build a community where we all win

    Valerie Crafton, Author of That Construction Worker is My Mom, Regional AMERS Preconstruction Lead for Microsoft

    Valerie Crafton, Author of That Construction Worker is My Mom, Regional AMERS Preconstruction Lead for Microsoft

    Valerie is the author of That Construction Worker is My Mom, she began her career as a laborer for her father when she was seven years old and continued through high school. She grew up spending a lot of time on construction sites and developed a passion for working with her hands. She chose to follow her heart instead of listening to others who told her she should choose a job more suited for women. 

    Valerie proved them wrong, working as the Regional AMERS Preconstruction Lead for Microsoft supporting Data Center Development. She has worked in a variety of construction markets such as Hewlett Packard, Apple, Google, and other major corporations. 

    Yes, Moms can be construction workers are important words that Valerie often uses and helped her write her children's book to inspire and give exposure to the female workforce. 
    Support the show

    • 34 min
    Pam Kesselring, Toolmaker Apprentice: Women working in Skilled Trades & Second Career Choices

    Pam Kesselring, Toolmaker Apprentice: Women working in Skilled Trades & Second Career Choices

    We are talking to Pam in this week's episode. Pam shares her story and insights about working in a male-dominated industry so that she can help encourage women who are looking for a career change to consider the skilled trades. Pam is one of Build A Dreams Her Power Tools Winner and has participated in our Trade Campus as a speaker. 

    Pam is a 50-year-old, second career, apprentice machinist, with a strong interest in teaching.  Pam's passions have always been working with tools and being creative. Her early career path included finance, manufacturing, and health and wellness. In her forties, Pam pivoted to start a new career as a Machinist and describes the decision as being both scary and exciting, but definitely worth the effort. 

    You won't want to miss Pam's amazing story in our latest episode of Perfectly Unfiltered.


    Support the show

    • 43 min
    Jennifer Khan, Vice President, Inclusive Diversity at EllisDon & Build A Dream Board Member

    Jennifer Khan, Vice President, Inclusive Diversity at EllisDon & Build A Dream Board Member

    Today's guest is Jennifer Khan, Vice President of Inclusive Diversity at EllisDon. Jen is one of the Board of Directors for Build A Dream. Jen began her work in equity and social justice in 2019 as the Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee at EllisDon and 2020 almost created her role for herself in the company. Join Nour and Jen as they discuss their work with DEI, how Jen and EllisDon got involved with Build a Dream, and how to approach DEI in the workforce. 



    Support the show

    • 1 hr 1 min
    047: Gareth Nock on the role of Fathers Creating More Inclusive Communities

    047: Gareth Nock on the role of Fathers Creating More Inclusive Communities

    Today’s Guest is Gareth Nock who is a passionate family man, entrepreneur and has over twenty years in the fitness industry where he does coaching both in person and online.  

    Join Nour and Gareth as they discuss the role of fathers in creating more inclusive communities, the journey and learning of parenthood as a dad and the conversations that men need to have with their partners in order to be an active partner and father.  

    https://www.instagram.com/gareth_nock/
    https://www.thenockacademy.com/podcast
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/360650
    Support the show (https://www.webuildadream.com/shop/)

    • 42 min
    046: Technically, She's a Tech - Constanza Maass, Environmental Site Assessor

    046: Technically, She's a Tech - Constanza Maass, Environmental Site Assessor

    Constanza is an environmental field technician and has built up a following on Instagram sharing her work as well as reviewing women’s workwear. Women’s workwear is a huge issue for women in the trades and if you’re in the trades, you already know that, but we’re expected to wear men’s workwear clothes which can cause a lot of safety issues on site.  

    https://www.instagram.com/technically.a.tech/
    Support the show (https://www.webuildadream.com/shop/)

    • 46 min
    045: Balancing Work and Mental Health with Markie Tuckett

    045: Balancing Work and Mental Health with Markie Tuckett

    Meet Markie Tuckett! Award-winning, proud owner, operator and lead designer of Timber + Plumb Kitchens and Cabinetry. A creative and optimistic Metis-Canadian woman, who strives to make impactful connections with her clients and community. Having worked over a decade in the industry, Markie's number one goal is to make her clients fall back in love with their homes! Beyond her successful career, Markie is on a mission to support her local Windsor-Essex region, build lasting relationships with other female entrepreneurs and stress the importance of finding the balance between work life and your mental health. 

    https://www.instagram.com/timberplumb/
    https://www.timberplumb.com/


    Support the show (https://www.webuildadream.com/shop/)

    • 48 min

Top Podcasts In Business

Ramsey Network
Andy Frisella #100to0
iHeartPodcasts
NPR
Jocko DEFCOR Network
BiggerPockets