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aroj Bains' introduction to
the tent industry came with
Hurricane Katrina in New
Orleans, La., in 2005. Assigned to
cover the tragic impact of the event
as a television reporter, she was
struck by the importance tents
played in disaster relief. Not long
after, she was inspired to make
the documentary InTENTcity-a
ϐilm heralding the part that tents
play in creating infrastructure in
disaster areas. When an opportunity
to work for Event Labor Works
as an operations and project
manager came to Bains in 2010, she
remembered her admiration for the
industry and agreed. By 2012 she
was at the helm of the company.

Q: What challenges do you think women
in particular face in this industry?
A: There are more women on the rental
and sales side; and the operations side is
more male dominated. That alone can feel
like an obstacle for women who want to join
that side of the business. But it's changing.
The more women who enter that side, the
more others see it as a possibility.
When I came into this business,
the women in operations were an
encouragement to me and now I make an
effort to support other women, especially
when they ask about technical details of
tenting, flooring and installation.
Hands-on knowledge and technical
know-how make for better sales people.
There are a lot of women on the rental
side-and if they're interested, I always
take the time to train them about the
technical side of tenting.

Saroj Bains,
director
Event Labor Works
Montreal, Que., Canada
www.eventlaborworks.com
Event Labor Works provides
skilled and general labor
solutions, specializing in tent
installation across Canada
and the U.S.
Employs: 14 (during COVID-19)

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