History

Fondatrice Isabelle PerronIn 2010, Ms. Isabelle Perron founded the Elles of Construction as a private organization. Ms. Perron is the Finance and Administration Director of Construction de la Croisette Inc. One of Ms. Perron’s strengths is connecting with people. So in 2010, plugged into a wide network of construction companies and associations, she began asking herself: “In all these golf tournaments and conventions, where are all the women?” Indeed, she noticed a scarcity of women. Then she thought, “This can’t be; I network with women everyday”. So in 2010, she decided to create her network.

In April 2013, the organization became associated with APECQ (Association patronale des entreprises en construction du Québec) in order to join forces to promote professional equality for women. “A woman holding an executive position in a traditionally male-dominated industry is a challenge in itself. This is why we wanted to join forces with APECQ”, Isabelle Perron stated. In August 2013, the Elles became a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors consisting of 7 members and Ms. Perron decided withdraw from the Board to pursue her studies at the École d’Entrepreneurship in Beauce to perfect her skills as a business leader. On August 27, 2013, it was with great pleasure that Ms. Rose Fierimonte accepted the presidency of the Elles of Construction (article: Une première au Québec, Création du Réseau Les Elles de la Construction ).