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 are in the process of building out coast to coast, connecting women in the electricity sector in trades and technical roles.
Women of PLT Advisory Committee is composed of exceptional members with a demonstrated commitment to further developing inclusive workplaces within Canada’s electricity sector.
Lana Norton, Women of PLT Founder
Lana Norton is the Large Sustainment and Demand Construction Field Technician at Hydro Ottawa. Lana attended Cambrian College studying Powerline Technician. She joined Hydro Ottawa as an Apprentice Powerline Maintainer. With her 5+ years in Distribution Operations, she advises and provides technical input to key stakeholders in Distribution Design and Construction. Lana manages large scale, high impact projects to ensure projects are financially accurate, organized, scheduled and ready for execution by field crews. Her technical experience allows her to select the best option to fit the job, while intergrading decisions to advance the requirements for an innovative and sustainable LDC in the Nation’s Capital.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.