Judaline Cassidy, dubbed the “feminist plumber,” was born in the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. She started her career in the field of plumbing at the John Donaldson Technical of Trinidad. She was one of the first three females selected to pursue Plumbing at the Technical Institute, now known as the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
Prior to her acceptance into the Union’s five-year apprenticeship program, she worked as a nanny and housekeeper. She's been a proud member of Plumbers Local Union No. One New York City for the past twenty years. Being a qualified Plumber has drastically changed her life, and also the lifestyle of her family. Financially, it has afforded her and her family upward mobility in society.
Judaline was of the very first women accepted into Plumbers Local Union 371 Staten Island New York, and the first woman elected on the Examining Board of Plumbers Local Union No. One. With her leadership, she ushered in the first Women's Committee within her Union of which she's the President. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Women’s Building NYC, a hub of activism and engagement that will offer social justice leaders the resources and support they need to drive critical change.
In June 2017, Judaline Cassidy established the non-profit Tools & Tiaras Inc. whose primary goals are to expose, inspire, and mentor young girls and women about the highly lucrative field of construction. Tools and Tiaras provides free monthly workshops led by women.
Judaline was a featured speaker at the 2017 Makers Conference, interviewed by Megan Kelly on the Megan Kelly Show, and appeared on the BBC’s The Conversation.
Judaline Cassidy was the recipient of City and State New York's The Responsible 100 Award, and the Women Builders Council named her one of their 2018 Outstanding Women. She was the recipient of the 92nd Street Y Extraordinary Women/Rising Star Award 2018.
Rising Star Award from the 92nd Street Y Extraordinary Women Awards
City and State New York's The Responsible 100 Award
The Women Builders Council named her one of their 2018 Outstanding Women