Author: Women of PLT

Leadership Accord & Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E)


In April of 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, unions and educational institutions to strive for equal representation and inclusion within their organizations among skilled trades and non-traditional positions.

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

Equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities by 2030. #Equalby30

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 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. Today the C3E is led by Sweden, Italy and Canada, and recently welcomed Finland, Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Chile. With the support of Natural Resouces Canada, Equal by 30 launched on May 24, 2018, at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen.

Equal by 30 and EHRC’s Leadership Accord are powerful initiatives transforming the energy sector within Canada and Internationally. Women of PLT is proud to be partners for both initiatives. Women of PLT will continue to elevate our voice nationally and internationally to support women in being active participants in the future of energy.

Click here to learn more about Electricity Human Resources Canada’s Leadership Accord and Natural Resources Canada’s #Equalby30 campaign.

Events 2019


  1. Women of PLT Field Trip to Plug ‘N Drive the Electric Vehicle Discovery Center
  2. EDA Women Connected Conference
  3. Raelynn Hawco featured on the Powerline Podcast
  4. Lana Norton featured for Women’s History Month, Natural Resources Canada – Equal by 30
  5. Pollution Probe webinar – YOUTH AND ENERGY: A GROWING VOICE
  6. Mackenzie Gillan, Powerline Technician student at Conestoga College, featured on the cover of Planet Media – WOMEN IN TRADES
  7. EDA panel discussion – CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN NON-TRADITIONAL ROLES IN THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR
  8. Women of PLT Day Retreat in Toronto, ON
  9. Sydney Schultz featured on the Powerline Podcast

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Events 2018


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