In the News

Nolan Watson, Alicia Woods win inaugural ‘Young Mining Professionals of the Year’ award

Published 2017-03-02 | Awards

Source: Northern Miner  The Young Mining Professionals (YMP) — a non-profit group with chapters in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal — has awarded its inaugural, annual YMP Awards to Nolan Watson, president and CEO of Vancouver-based royalty firm Sandstorm Gold, and Alicia Woods, founder of Covergalls, which specializes in women’s work wear, and general manager of […]

Read More

Covergalls & the Future of Women’s Workwear

Published 2017-01-11 | Publications

The Future of Women’s Workwear Source: 3M Canada Alicia Woods is living proof that necessity breeds opportunity. For Woods, a commonly overlooked necessity led her to a huge opportunity that resulted in the creation of her own company called Covergalls and that landed her on Dragon’s Den – twice. Woods was working as a sales account […]

Read More

Covergalls featured as number 1 Instagram account to follow!

Published 2016-11-08 | Awards

Covergalls is very proud to recently been named as the number 1 of the ‘9 Instagram Accounts Every Miner Should Follow’ by Clear Creek Digital. At Covergalls, we love to share our stories and the stories of our customers through Instagram – showing off the faces of the women and men proudly working in the industrial sector.

Read More

“i Wannabe Mentored” Competition

Published 2016-11-04 | Uncategorized

  About the competition Who can compete? Female students in undergraduate and graduate studies and recent graduates working in mining-related disciplines (see Appendix A for more guidelines). What is it? WWR is offering ambitious and talented students the opportunity to be funded by an industry company and mentored by recognized mining leaders at the Third […]

Read More

New workwear rules add colour to Ontario mines

Published 2016-09-14 | Media Releases

Source: Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal  Navy is out. Orange, yellow and red are in. As of July 1st, miners working underground in Ontario are required to wear high visibility safety apparel made of fluorescent or brightly coloured background material. The change in regulations was an ideal opportunity for Covergalls Inc., a Sudbury-based designer and manufacturer […]

Read More

Honouring the north’s influential women

Published 2015-06-05 | Publications

The Northern Life
The Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards, handed out in Sault Ste. Marie on May 25 and in Thunder Bay on May 28, honours women in Northern Ontario who contribute to the north’s economic success and expansion. The awards program is put on by Northern Life’s sister company, Northern Ontario Business.

Read More

End of Awkward

Published 2015-05-27 | Publications

3M Newsroom
When Alicia Woods started working as a sales account manager for a manufacturer in Ontario, Canada, she had no idea that one of her biggest challenges would be awkward bathroom situations.
When Alicia first went underground 15 years ago, it was obvious that facilities and equipment in mines were geared toward a male workforce. When she donned her coverall, she found even the smallest size was too baggy.

Read More

Sudbury businesswoman shares experiences SAMSSA Board Member

Published 2015-05-19 | Publications

After numerous trips underground and awkward trips to the porta-potty, Alicia Woods had had enough — of the work wear. Woods is the director of sales for North America for McLean Engineering ltd. She works in the mining supply and service sector and is involved with companies that design and manufacture mobile equipment, such as […]

Read More

covergalls dragons den

CBC’s Dragons Den Success Special

Published 2015-04-08 | Media Releases

CBC’s Dragons Den Success Special – Update Episode April 8th, 2015

Covergalls Inc. will be feautured on an upcoming episode of Dragons’ Den, airing Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. in NFLD) on CBC Television. As you may or may not know, Covergalls Inc. was featured on the season premiere October 15th when they pitched their business idea to the Dragons. This time around the segment focuses on the changes to and development of the business, since the initial introduction to the Den.

Read More

Join Covergalls at PDAC

Published 2015-02-23 | Tradeshows

Covergalls will be showcasing our products at the upcoming PDAC Convention. Join us at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from March 1st – 4th. Find us at [BOOTH 16] in the Northern Mining Showcase Pavilion.

Read More

Kitco News Video Interview

Published 2014-11-27 | Media Releases

Mining Gear Gets Picked Up On CBC’s Dragon’s Den – Kitco News Guest(s): Alicia Woods Creator, Covergalls Who says women can’t be comfortable in a mine? Kitco News’ latest guest launched Covergall, a coverall catered to women. “There was absolutely nothing for women,” the creator of Covergalls, Alicia Woods says.

Read More

Covergalls to Face the Dragons

Published 2014-09-23 | Media Releases

Has the underground mining environment prepared a Sudbury entrepreneur for the heat of the Dragonsʼ Den?
Catch the season premiere of CBCʼs Dragonsʼ Den as Covergalls founder Alicia Woods presents her business plan to the panel of renowned Canadian investors.

Read More

Covergalls enters new markets – distribution expands

Published 2014-07-10 | Media Releases

Covergalls, the first ever Canadian-made and designed coverall for women is now available worldwide. When Alicia Woods launched Covergalls in spring 2013, her target clientele were women in need of an alternative to the traditional loose fitting men coverall. “Covergalls are now being worn by women as far away as Russia,” says Mrs. Woods. “Our brand is synonymous with comfort and safety and thus a perfect fit for women working in the trades across North America and beyond.”

Read More

Feminine mining clothing

Published 2014-04-11 | Uncategorized

Here at WIM Community Portal we tend to mention women working in the sector rather than for the sector. Therefore, today I would like to give centre stage to 3 women entrepreneurs who are working towards improving work conditions for the women of our industry, initiatives set up by women for women.

Read More

Women in Mining in Canada Changing the Mining Industry

Published 2014-03-21 | Uncategorized

One of most current issues in the mining community is the growing population of professional women who are actively participating in the mining work force globally.
I recently wrote an article entitled, “What Would We Do Without Women in Mining?” describing an organization recently reconstructed and reorganized into an association called Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury. This association introduces a week-long event outlining the importance of mining to over 1000 elementary and high school students.

Read More