WE ARE A COMMUNITY
Women+Power is a community developed for women of all levels of experience who work in or with Alberta’s power industry and was established to provide opportunities for members to connect with, support, inspire and recognize each other to empower women to achieve their full potential both professionally and personally.
Men working in and with the power industry are encouraged to become a part of our community and will be invited to take part in our initiatives as we work towards transformational change.
Instead of a corporate ladder that women feel they must climb alone, Women+Power is a community that will climb mountains together.
Through the power of community we believe we can work together to address the challenges that result in and from the under-representation of women in the power industry so that we can begin to develop opportunities to promote increased diversity and inclusion.
Our aim is to increase representation of women at all organizational levels. We will strive to create opportunities for and encourage discussions that get to the heart of issues that women in the power industry face in their careers and develop initiatives, programs and resources that women need to succeed in their careers so that together we can start to make a difference.
Women+Power was established to create a more diverse, inclusive power industry. We plan to achieve this by:
- Developing a supportive, influential and accessible community.
- Creating an environment where women feel empowered and have access to information, resources and services they need to succeed in their careers.
- Recognizing and celebrating the successes of women at all levels in the industry.
- Collaborating with sponsors and partners to advocate for, support and establish goals and initiatives related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Empowered women empower women.
It is hard to believe that it is already 2022 and Women+Power has been in motion for 3 years! What started as a conversation with some women in my network has become a movement, and we are so proud of the momentum that we have generated! Our success has not come without challenges; the least of which being COVID-19 and the inability to host in-person events. We rose to the challenge and have offered a variety of events throughout the last few years including industry panels and sponsor spotlights, technical training, individual awareness building, and peer mentoring. We are especially grateful to our members for their ongoing support. We have almost reached our initial goal of 500 members!
Women+Power would not exist without our supporters. I cannot thank our Title Sponsor DLA Piper (Canada) LLP and our other Sponsors and Partners enough for their assistance!
We started with a simple goal – to create a more inclusive and diverse power industry. Women still only represent one quarter of the workforce in Alberta’s power industry. Women+Power is striving to overcome the challenges that result from the prevalent under-representation of women at all organizational levels by building a community to empower women to succeed both personally and professionally.
At the highest level, Women+Power is about supporting women. When women are provided opportunities to come together in a supportive environment to share their challenges and successes, when they are empowered to excel in their careers and are recognized and celebrated for their efforts and achievements, transformational change is the result.
My vision for this community is to create opportunities that will result in greater impact together than if we were to act alone. Together, we can strive for transformational change.
A famous quote from Canadian poet Rupi Kaur states:
“I stand on the sacrifices of a million women before me thinking what can I do to make this mountain taller so the women after me can see farther.”
I want the sacrifices I have made and the challenges I have overcome in my career to stand for something. If Women+Power can help pave the way for the women behind me and make their journey shorter, less challenging, or more rewarding then the effort will have been worth it.
One of the quotes that Women+Power often uses is:
“Instead of a corporate ladder that women feel they must climb alone, Women+Power is a community that will climb mountains together.”
Together, we can make the mountains taller and climb them together.
This year, Women+Power will continue to provide opportunities for members to connect, grow and make a meaningful impact. We hope you will come along for the journey, it promises to be an exciting one!
Join as a member for access to our calendar of events, resources and a community of incredible members to grow your network, career and opportunities.
Women+Power has a dedicated Working Board but are always looking for women and men volunteers to round out our committees, help with events and spread our message.
Spread the word! Tell your colleagues about Women+Power and invite them to connect. Men are invited to be a part of our community so please don’t forget to include them!
Women+Power has a variety of options available for organizations to provide support financially and non-financially.