The Illuminate Blog

The blog features interviews with women lighting the electricity sector.

The Illuminate Blog: Dyana Reid – March 2023

Dyana Reid is an Apprentice Lineman from the most easterly point in North America, St. John’s Newfoundland. She loves creating practical art, especially with wood, being close to the water on her paddle board or in the waves on her boogie board, and travelling with her hubby who she’s been married to for 13 years. Read more

The Illuminate Blog: Jaimey Fulford – September 2022

Jaimey Fulford is an Apprentice Powerline Technician with Oakville Hydro, a St. Clair College Alumni, advocate for women in trades and is celebrated in a newly released children’s book; Everyday Superheroes: Women in Energy Careers. Read more

The Illuminate Blog: Allison Wood – June 2022

Allison Wood is a Red Seal Journeyperson Lineman with Niagara Peninsula Energy, earning her Red Seal this past January. The opportunities skilled trades have provided Allison keep her motivated advocating for more people to consider a career as a Powerline Technician and in the skilled trades. Read more

The Illuminate Blog: Laisa Pickering-Bryant – March 2022

Laisa Pickering Bryant is a Distribution Line Mechanic. She holds Glove and Barrier Live Work up to 33kV qualifications and Hot Stick Live Work up to 66kV qualifications. Laisa is the first female Distribution Line Mechanic at her company to work and train in live high voltage line. Read more

The Illuminate Blog: Susan Ferguson-Moher – September 2021

Susan has been a Municipal Electrical Distribution Operator since 1990, achieving her Journeyman designation in 1998. With more than 30 years of Distribution Control Room experience she has seen many changes in the Utility business… Read more

The Illuminate Blog: Jennifer Moore – June 2021

Jennifer has been a Powerline Technician since 2009, achieving her Red Seal designation in 2014. Prior to starting the apprenticeship, she also worked as a Customer Service Representative and a Stores Clerk. She grew up in Stoney Creek, Ontario, and currently works… Read more

The Illuminate Blog: Sydney Schultz – March 2021

Sydney was born and raised on a farm by Weyburn, SK. She loved being outside helping her dad with chores and would have to be dragged in at the end of each day. Sydney excelled in school and music, but university just wasn’t for her… Read more

The Illuminate Blog: Rae Lynn Hawco – December 2020

Rae Lynn Hawco is a Journeyman Lady Lineman and currently works in Fort St. John B.C. where she is responsible for quality control and assurance at the Site C Hydro Project. She was named Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 of 2020. Read more