About us

Women of Powerline Technicians officially launched in September of 2016. Women of Powerline Technicians is the national not-for-profit organization committed to increasing women in trade and technical roles in Canada’s electricity sector and beyond. Women of PLT vision is to see men and women represented on every distribution operations crew. 

Women of Powerline Technicians 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.

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.

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Lana Norton, Women of PLT Executive Director & Founder

Lana Norton is the Executive Director and Founder of Women of Powerline Technicians. Lana graduated from the Powerline Technician program and joined a local distribution company in our Nation’s Capital, as an Apprentice Powerline Technician. With a decade of field experience in Canada’s electricity sector, she has held various trade and technical roles. She currently serves on Algonquin College’s Program Advisory Committee for Electrical Engineering Technician / Technologist and Powerline Technician programs. Lana continues to work towards her Bachelor of Business Administration. 

Women of PLT is an equal opportunity organization. We are interested in volunteers that think they can contribute to this work, tell us how you would advance our vision to see men and women on every distribution operations crew. Share it with us at info@womenofplt.com