Unlike many women today, Hart-Davidson was exposed to home maintenance and power tools at a young age. "My parents flipped houses as I was growing up, so I was always part of the action. I knew the difference between a Phillips head and flat head screwdriver before I lost my first tooth." Hart-Davidson is continuing the tradition with her young daughter, Lillian. "I gave her a toolbox for Christmas so she could help me with home improvement projects. Her self-confidence skyrocketed when she repaired and repainted a bookcase by herself." Hart-Davidson considers home improvement skills to be a stepping stone for future independence and hopes to break the traditional stereotype that house maintenance is a man's responsibility.
The Women in Power(tools) seminar was created to help women who are either just starting out with their first place or who are otherwise "tool or repair-challenged" better understand home improvement basics in a fun, interactive and edutaining format. "If I'm successful, there will never be another screw hammered into a wall again," Hart-Davidson proposes. Women in Power(tools) features segments ranging from solving simple electrical and plumbing issues to bat-catching techniques to a thorough demonstration of proper hanging techniques for artwork. While promoting independence is a key factor, safety will be showcased through helpful exercises to aid with everything from opening jars to moving furniture without injury.
In addition to presenting at the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, Michigan State University Sororities, local libraries and community education programs, Hart-Davidson will present her Women in Power(tools) seminar, along with crowd favorite "Decorating Your House without Killing Your Spouse" at the Michigan Home and Garden Shows in Grand Rapids, MI on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th, in Pontiac, MI on Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th, and in Lansing, MI on Saturday, March 19th.
About Leslie Hart-Davidson
Leslie Hart-Davidson's dedication to helping people live better in their homes through good interior design is expressed through her vast community education programs. Her "edutaining" seminars have been inspiring students for over a decade in venues that range from living rooms to retail stores, classrooms to ballrooms. Hart-Davidson is available for presenting large seminars and webinars around the country. www.designisademocracy.com