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Build a Dream partners with Hiram Walker and Sons to promote women and diversity

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The theme of the event is "recognizing women and industries paving the way for a diverse workforce."

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WINDSOR — Build a Dream is partnering with Hiram Walker and Sons to recognize women and industries working towards diversity for an event on Friday, June 17th at the J.P. Wiser Experience Centre in Windsor, Ont.

“We want to thank Hiram Walker, especially Angelo DeMarco, for partnering with us, to host this event. The evening is an important reminder to celebrate companies that have taken the pledge to diversify their workforces, and to celebrate the trailblazers and champions in industry who are already engaged in ensuring a diverse workforce,” said Nour Hachem-Fawaz, president and founder of Build a Dream in a statement.

The invitation-only celebration will help highlight diversity, equity, and inclusion. The theme of the event is “recognizing women and industries paving the way for a diverse workforce.”

Kayla Campbell, who serves as VP of total talent, diversity and enterprise development at Pernod Ricard North America, will deliver a keynote address at the event.


“There are amazing career opportunities for women in the spirits industry,” said Campbell in a statement.

“What we have built at Hiram Walker is a place where tradition meets innovation. We have placed a global lab here to develop ready-to-drink beverages, which is creating exciting opportunities in product innovation. We also offer opportunities in manufacturing, accounting, human resources and IT.”

The event will also include a panel with moderator Jonathan Saw, vice president, diversity and inclusion at Pernod Ricard. The panel will consist of Rebecca Chenier, the first-ever Red Seal tradeswoman hired at Hiram Walker; Jelissa De Torres, carpentry apprentice and designer and Build a Dream board member; Desiree Norwegian, owner and CEO, Atunda and Build a Dream board member; and Dora Strelkova, electrical engineering student at the University of Windsor currently employed with Valiant TMS.


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