Published 2017-05-31 | Publications
Source: Flare When Alicia Woods got her first gig in mining, she knew she would have to work hard to prove herself in the male-dominated industry—but she did not realize the extent to which she would literally have to roll up her sleeves.
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 […]
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 […]
Published 2016-12-11 | Publications
Alicia Woods, 38 year-old general manager of Marcotte Mining Machinery, grew up in a family of mining industry workers in Sudbury and always envisioned herself one day filling those work boots.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Published 2016-07-05 | Media Releases
Article by Ken Tencer | July 5, 2016 / The Globe and Mail Sorry, men. But it looks like we are going to have to work a lot harder if we want to be successful in this new age of entrepreneurship. As the voice of the customer speaks louder and louder in the marketplace, the sound […]
Published 2016-05-26 | Awards
The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce hosted the 19th Annual Bell Business Award ceremony on May 12.
Published 2016-05-24 | Uncategorized
Covergalls Workwear owner, Alicia Woods, was named a recipient of the 2016 Women of Distinction award presented by YWCA Sudbury in March 2016.
Published 2015-06-05 | Awards
Covergalls owner, Alicia Woods, awarded 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Influential Women of Northern Ontario. Read her story here.
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.
Published 2015-05-27 | Publications
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.
Published 2015-05-22 | Publications
Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal
The first time Covergalls’ founder Alicia Woods was on Dragons’ Den last fall, you could tell by the crack of the bat that it was going to be a home run. In her second appearance this past April, we got to watch it sail over the wall. However, the trajectory has changed somewhat since then – and has even gained some momentum.
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 […]
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.
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.
Published 2015-01-12 | Publications
Gender stereotypes may still linger, but society and the fashion world have come a long way since the days of women disgraced for flashing an ankle or ostracized for working with their hands.
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.
Published 2014-10-20 | Media Releases
CBC’s Dragons’ Den is back with two new dragons who are wasting no time making their mark. Each week, Financial Post contributor Mary Teresa Bitti revisits the previous week’s episode. She captures what the cameras didn’t and in the process provides a case study for readers, zeroing in on what pitchers and dragons were thinking […]
Published 2014-10-16 | Media Releases
Sudbury company makes mark on Dragons’ Den
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.
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.”
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.
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.