IDEAL Industries Hosts Free Webinar for Women in the Trades

IDEAL Industries Hosts Free Webinar for Women in the Trades

SYCAMORE, Ill. — IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. and the Chicago Women in Trades will host a special live discussion in honor of Women’s Equality Day at 10 a.m. CST Friday, Aug. 26 showcasing ways to empower and advocate for women in the trades. This live discussion will be streamed on IDEAL’s LinkedIn and will highlight the importance of current and future progress for women in the trades, a vastly male-dominated field.

Moderated by IDEAL Women’s Council member, Amanda Crosby, and Chicago Women in the Trades Program Director guest speaker, Renee Jones, IDEAL will host a 30-minute “fireside chat” style dialogue on what Women’s Equality Day means to women in the trades, celebrating progress that has been made in the industry and discussing key areas where strides are still needed toward tradeswomen’s equality. Attendees will also get an inside look at how the IDEAL Women’s Council strives to elevate the voices of women in the company and in trades at large as well as how it works to make IDEAL’s culture stronger, more successful and more inclusive overall.

“In a field where 96 percent of our colleagues are male, opportunities and resources like this are so important in order to give skilled tradeswomen a space to come together, learn from each other and support their significant role within the industry,” said Amanda Crosby, Email Marketing Specialist at IDEAL.

“Our intention for this discussion is to uplift the voices, rights and opinions of women in the trades – bringing this group of talented people together to energize progress,” said Renee Jones, Program Director at Chicago Women in Trades. “Together with partnerships with the Lakeside Alliance and the Obama Foundation, the Chicago Women in the Trades Organization is a vital resource that is here for women to continue to utilize as they move forward in their careers.”


Who: Moderated by IDEAL Women’s Council Member Amanda Crosby and featuring guest speaker Renee Jones, Chicago Women in the Trades Program Director.

What: A 30-minute fireside chat-style webinar discussing what Women’s
Equality Day means to women in the trades. The event will also celebrate progress made and discuss areas of opportunity for tradeswomen’s equality.

When: August 26 at 10 a.m. CST

Where: LinkedIn Live from the IDEAL Industries, Inc. LinkedIn page (

Register: Register for the free webinar via LinkedIn here.

To see how Chicago Women in Trades continues to support women in the trades, click here.

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