About us

Women of Powerline Technicians officially launched in September of 2016. Women of PLT promotes diversity, inclusion and equality in the trades. We partner with employers to aid in establishing a sustainable workforce. Through initiatives Women of PLT creates possibilities for women to succeed in skilled trades and technical roles within the utilities of Canada’s electricity sector. Our vision is to see men and women represented on every distribution operations crew. 

Women of Powerline Technicians currently has chapters located in Ontario, Canada. We have plans to grow and include chapters in every province and territory, connecting women in the electricity sector in trade and technical roles.

Advisory Committee

Women of PLT Advisory Committee is composed of exceptional members with a demonstrated commitment to further developing inclusive workplaces within Canada’s electricity sector.

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Lana Norton, Women of PLT Founder

Lana Norton is a Large Sustainment and Demand Construction Field Technician at Hydro Ottawa. With a decade of experience in the electricity sector, Lana graduated Cambrian College’s Powerline Technician program and joined Hydro Ottawa as an Apprentice Powerline Maintainer. She has also held the role as a Field Operator with Hydro Ottawa, where she worked on a rotational shift to provide system switching and response to emergency calls. Lana is working towards her Bachelors of Business Administration at Laurentian University.

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Trish Taylor, Advisory Committee Member & GTA Chapter Lead

Trish Taylor is a Powerline Technician Apprentice with Langley Utilities. She attended Cambrain College where she graduated from the Powerline Technician program with Honours. Trish began her career at Kitchener-Wilmont Hydro as an Apprentice, after completing two successful co-op terms. She remained at KW Hydro for 2.5 years gaining valuable trade experience before joining Langley. Based out of Brampton, Trish and the Langley crew are responsible for maintaining more than 40,000 city-owned streetlights. Covering all aspects from pole and light inspections, troubleshooting, relamping projects, LED conversions and emergency call-outs. 

Women of PLT is an equality opportunity organization. Those interested in becoming a member of the Women of PLT Advisory Committee, we invite to contact us at info@womenofplt.com.