Learn more about women in the trades from these inspiring stories and experiences.

Karen Pullen

Karen is a skilled electrician, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 353 Member (since 1990) and Business Representative.

She is an advocate for women in the trades as the Chair of the IBEW Local 353 Women's Committee. Karen is also the Chair of OBCT and their representative on the Executive Board of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario.

As a champion of women in trades, she speaks about the Electrical trade at many schools across the GTA.

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Kayla Bailey

Kayla Bailey is a Journeyperson Steamfitter, a Gasfitter, and a Welder with U.A. Local 46

Toronto. She is a proud and vocal trade unionist who has served many roles within her local

union - such as elected shop steward, youth committee chairwoman, and convention



When she’s not working, Kayla enjoys making art, exploring new music, and playing

Dungeons & Dragons with her friends.


Kayla can be reached at or (647)-235-3667