Author: Women of PLT

Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative


The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative and Equal by 30 Campaign

In August 2019, Women of Powerline Technicians signed on as a partner to the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative and Equal by 30 campaign.

Equal by 30 is a commitment by both public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.

The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment is an initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) that works to enable greater gender diversity in clean energy professions.

The C3E was launched at the very first CEM in 2010, in recognition that the transition to a clean energy future will only succeed only if we harness all possible talent.

The Initiative was initially led by the United States. Members included the United States, the United Arab Emirates, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Canada joined the C3E initiative at the Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco in 2016.

In August 2019, Women of Powerline Technicians signed on as a partner to the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative and Equal by 30 campaign.

Equal by 30 is a commitment by both public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.

Today, the C3E is led by Sweden, Italy and Canada, and recently welcomed Finland, Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Chile and the United States.

With the support of National Research Canada (NRCan), Equal by 30 launched on May 24, 2018, at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen.

Over the coming weeks and months, Women of PLT will develop commitments to see us work towards meeting the targets of equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities across the energy sector by 2030.

Equal by 30 and EHRC’s Leadership Accord are powerful initiatives transforming the energy sector, Women of Powerline Technicians is proud to be a part of both. You are invited to check back in with us, as we update and post our commitments for Equal by 30.

2018 Events


Highlights from some of our events in 2018.

Women of PLT inaugural Ottawa Networking Event

Algonquin College – November 2018

A group of people networking in at Algonquin College, in support of Women of Powerline Technicians

Women of PLT Day Retreat

Roger’s Centre – July 2018

Thank you to our Day Retreat event sponsors

Leadership Accord


On April 23, 2017, Women of Powerline Technicians signed on as an accord advocate for Electricity Human Resources Canada’s Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity. The Accord is a commitment by employers, labour and educational institutions to strive for equal representation and inclusion within their organizations among skilled trades and non-traditional positions.

Learn more about how you can get involved at www.electricityhr.ca