Women Who Inspire Us – Celebrating BDR Women
As we celebrate Women’s History Month in March, it’s important to acknowledge the significant contributions women have made in various industries, including the traditionally male-dominated field of HVACR. Women have broken barriers and shattered stereotypes in this industry, paving the way for future generations of women to pursue their dreams.
“The HVAC industry helped me build confidence in myself while allowing me to help others achieve their business dreams and building some amazing relationships along the way, creating lifelong friendships.”Candy Cunningham, Distributor Relationship Specialist
“The industry has been good to me by providing career opportunities as a territory manager, business owner, and coach. I have learned so much, and I am thankful to those who mentored me along the way.”Tammy Vasquez, Senior Head Coach
Women in the HVACR industry have made significant strides. Today, they can be found in various roles, from HVAC technicians, dispatchers, and engineers to business owners and advisors. Their hard work and dedication have earned them the respect of their colleagues and clients. These women have proven that gender does not define one’s ability to succeed in this industry.
“Tell me I can’t do something, then watch me succeed.”Catherine Bares, Service Coach & Trainer
“There is no greater reward than celebrating my team and clients’ successes. Achieving the first double-digit net profit year, growing from $650,000 to $3M in two years, or launching a company website for the first time ever… all are very rewarding!”Ronda Chaney, Head Coach
Furthermore, the success of women in the HVACR industry is a testament to society’s progress toward gender equality. It serves as a reminder that everyone deserves equal opportunities and must continue working to break down barriers and biases. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let us recognize not only the accomplishments of women in the past but also the women who are currently making history in their respective fields, including the HVACR industry.
“I have been blessed to build relationships with many wonderful people in the HVAC industry. It has the most genuine group of people who truly want to serve the communities in which they live. It’s an honor to be associated with & working in this industry.”Kimberly Wibbenmeyer, Senior Financial Coach
“It has provided a fulfilling, rewarding, stable, lucrative career and I am so glad I made the leap…WAHOO!!”Kasey Stanley, Lead Financial Coach & Trainer
By highlighting the achievements of women in the trades, we can inspire future generations of women to pursue trade careers and create a more diverse and inclusive industry. Thank you to the women who bring unique perspectives, valuable skills, and experiences to the table.
“I feel privileged to be a part of a world of people who are hardworking, caring, and humble to their core. I consider myself lucky to have the opportunity to journey with so many and help contribute positively to communities across our country and the success of small businesses.”Laura Irons Finley, Financial Coach
“I found my love for this industry over 30 years ago in the complexity and chaos of service departments. I am privileged and honored to pay forward what I have learned by helping people and businesses grow and find their true potential.”Jennifer Shooshanian, Senior Service Coach & Trainer
“I love working in the trades. It is exceptionally rewarding to help people build a business that serves their community and provides an opportunity for clients and their teams to achieve their goals.”Brittany Baimbridge, Financial Coach
About the Author
Erin Kunz is a Marketing Coordinator at Business Development Resources (BDR), the premier business training and coaching provider to the home service industry. With over three years of experience in the marketing industry and over a decade in graphic design, Erin is passionate about creating graphics that have clear communication and allow customers to have great experiences.