Tools for Women Residency

Tools for Women Residency

Tools for Women

In January 2018 I noticed a distinct lack of women in the wood and metal shops where I work and decided to do something about it. I arranged a meet up hoping to get 10 women into MakerLabs to connect with about making. In 24 hours 75 tickets were gone! The first meet up filled MakerLabs with inspiration and energy from awesome women. I connected with the stories shared by other women and further understood barriers preventing women making.  

From the meet up grew the ‘Tools for Women’ residency. The residency focuses on education and mentorship with women empowering other women to take up space and make. The program is ongoing and has facilitated new members, new female fabricators and new female stewards creating a more inclusive maker space.

having the opportunity to be part of the residency with such an amazing group of women has been a very motivating experience that has brought new life into my work
— Andrea Alcaraz
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