Our Commitment To The Energy Sector
In April 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 2019, Women of Powerline Technicians was proud to partner for the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E) and Equal by 30.
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 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, Chile and the European Commission. With the support of Natural Resources Canada, Equal by 30 launched on May 24, 2018, at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen.
The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative, Equal by 30 and Leadership Accord are powerful initiatives transforming the energy sector within Canada and internationally. Women of PLT are proud to be partners in these initiatives as we strive in achieving a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous energy future for all.
Click here to learn more about the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), Equal by 30 and Electricity Human Resources Canada’s Leadership Accord.