October has been labeled National Women in Small Businesses Month by the Small Business Administration, a time to celebrate and honor women in small businesses for their hard work, cheerful spirit and contributions to the economy around the world.

Rainbow International is honored to recognize Christina Maillot for her positive outlook and dedication to the restoration industry as part of our Women in the Trades initiative. The Dwyer Group, Rainbow International’s parent company, launched the Women in the Trades initiative this year, which educates on and promotes the hiring of women for traditionally male-dominated roles in trades careers.

Christina and Dean, owners of Rainbow International® of Calgary, recently received the coveted Don Dwyer Award of Excellence from The Dwyer Group®, holding company of Rainbow International, during the 2012 International Convention last month.

For Christina and Dean, the award represents the most meaningful recognition and achievement. Christina keeps tabs on the bookkeeping for their ever-expanding business and is on the committee of the Rainbow International R-Zees for R-Zees Outreach Program. The money from this fund helps Rainbow International franchisees that need assistance with travel expenses to attend various conventions.

“Most women don’t know the great success and personal fulfillment that they can experience working as technicians in trade businesses or how opening a franchise business specializing in a trade can lead to viable, respectable career paths,” says Christina.

More information about The Dwyer Group Women in the Trades program is available by clicking here.