President/Founder of Build a Dream

Community champion and change maker.

“You can have it all, but not all at once…and that’s okay.”

Nour Hachem-Fawaz - President/Founder Build a Dream

Through Build a Dream – the non-profit that she founded in 2014 — Nour utilizes her 13 years of experience as a workforce advisor, mentor, and influencer to inspire youth to make informed career choices that challenge the status quo. Her experiences are not just limited to the workplace… Nour watched her mother struggle and persevere as she started and grew a successful auto parts company in a male-dominated field.

Through real-world examples of how embracing diverse workplaces leads to success, Nour connects with her audience and engages in discussions like:

  • Recruiting (and retaining) top talent
  • Challenging gender bias in policies
  • Inclusive workplaces: the heart of innovation
  • The benefits of building each other up
  • Asking bold questions that lead to action

Nour has traveled across Canada speaking about workforce development and recruiting women for male-dominated industries. She also led a national research project with AIA Canada to develop a national strategy to help industry attract, recruit, retain, and advance women in the automotive industry. Nour has worked on programs for youth, newcomers, women on social assistance, internationally trained doctors, and has talked with hundreds of representatives from all levels of industry, education, and government.

From her role at the University of Windsor to motherhood to running a growing foundation, Nour wants to tell real stories about workplaces and share what leaders are getting right.

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