Yining Yuan

Yining Yuan
Yining Yuan

Investment Banking Associate
Macquarie Group

Yining provides Capital Markets & Advisory services at Macquarie Group to clients in the power industry and the energy transition space. With a decade of experience, Yining has worked in various roles in the power industry from engineering, operations, strategy & corporate development, concessionary financing to capital markets & advisory, with a transmission provider, an Independent Power Producer, a government agency and an investment bank. In her career often as the only female sitting at the table, Yining believes it has been long overdue to have more women in the industry and is passionate about being a part of that transition.

Evan Bahry

Evan Bahry
Evan Bahry

Executive Director
IPPSA

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

Margaret Thatcher

Evan has spent a career in public policy; first working in Ottawa for a Minister in Mulroney’s government and now as Executive Director of the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA). He’s learned a) never to confuse correct with popular, b) there are way more sides than two in any given issue, especially when it comes to electricity policy, and c) and that leadership starts with listening. He’s a devoted husband and proud father.

He recognizes the strong role women have had in Alberta’s electricity industry and wants to help by increasing the opportunities for women, reducing barriers and expanding allies.

Shanelle Sinclair

Shanelle Sinclair
Shanelle Sinclair

Manager, Regulatory
Heartland Generation Ltd.

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”

Anne Sweeney

Shanelle is responsible for implementing Heartland’s strategic vision for the Alberta wholesale electricity market and managing the company’s portfolio of regulatory applications. She has considerable experience in competition law relating to electricity markets, compliance, and the regulatory aspects of project development. Shanelle finds it energizing to collaborate with likeminded women through Women+Power.

Katrina Edgerton-McGhan

Katrina Edgerton-McGhan
Katrina Edgerton-McGhan

Counsel
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

“Please do more to hire, support, and encourage talented women who want to work. Women don’t look or talk like Perry Mason, and you don’t want us to. We often are more creative, smarter, more persistent, and harder-working than men, and we actually win cases. So call me a Lady Lawyer. Just don’t underestimate me in Court.”

Lisa Blatt

Katrina is a litigation lawyer who supports clients in the power industry. As part of her role, she learns in an in-depth way about her clients’ business and goals to help them through challenging times and achieve their desired outcomes. Katrina is an extremely committed pro bono diversity advocate, particularly in the areas of equity and diversity in traditionally male-dominated industries. She feels privileged to be involved in such an important initiative in the power industry.

Jana Mosley

Jana Mosley
Jana Mosley

President
ENMAX Power

“Leadership is causing something to happen that otherwise wouldn’t. Women+Power is leading a positive shift in the power industry that customers, stakeholders, and shareholders will benefit from for years to come.”

Jana is responsible for ENMAX’s transmission and distribution business. With over two decades of industry experience, Jana has worked for various utilities, industrial consumers, generators, and the Alberta Electric System Operator. Prior to joining ENMAX in 2015, Jana served as President for Similan Consulting Inc. and advised companies across North America on electricity policy application, connection to the transmission grid, utility processes and project management. She works with a team of talented people who are dedicated to keeping the lights on for Calgarians while looking for innovative ways to meet customer needs in our rapidly evolving industry and give back to many Alberta communities. Jana is passionate about diversity and was named a Calgary Women in Business 2022 award winner, sits on the board of Women in Communication and Technology Alberta Chapter, and is and advisor for the University Calgary’s Women in Science and Engineering fellowship.

Georgina Newell

Georgina Newell
Georgina Newell

CIP Senior Manager and Manager, Operations Compliance, Document Control and Asset Information
TransAlta

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

Michael Jordan

Georgina manages a team of multi-disciplinary professionals who oversee compliance risk, regulatory policy, growth projects, engineering and asset information management across TransAlta’s North America portfolio. She has spent 20 years of her career working in power distribution, generation, transmission and regulatory compliance. Currently, she chairs an industry group for the implementation of reliability standards and the associated best practices. Also, she sits on a sub-committee run by the Idaho National lab for the advancement of careers in Operational Technology.  She loves the people and the challenges of working in power generation. Georgina is passionate about helping women in the industry and would like to give back by providing utility knowledge to young women just starting out in their careers. Now is her chance to make an impact!

Cherise Nielsen

Cherise Nielsen
Cherise Nielsen

Vice President, Development
Aypa Power, a Blackstone Portfolio Company

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Cherise is responsible for the development of energy storage and renewable hybrid projects, utilizing the latest technologies that improve the way we generate, store, and use power. She enjoys working on projects from conception to completion and loved being part of a development team that successfully built, commissioned, and operates one of the largest lithium-ion battery storage projects in North America. Having lived and worked in both Canada and the United States, Cherise has had the opportunity to witness the positive effects of diversity in many markets across the power industry. She looks forward to bringing those learnings to Women+Power and believes that together women can create a more inclusive and diverse power industry.

Sharleen Gatcha

Sharleen Gatcha
Sharleen Gatcha

Founder & CEO, Women+Power

You can tell who the strong women are, they’re the ones building each other up instead of tearing each other down.

Brene Brown

Sharleen is a motivated high-energy individual and dynamic strategic leader as well as a passionate advocate for women. She is a skilled energy professional with over 25 years of diverse experience in the energy industry in Alberta. In late 2021 Sharleen started her own consulting business to share her expertise with various clients in the energy sector.

Sharleen created Women+Power because she envisioned a power industry that is more inclusive and diverse than what currently exists. Her goal is for Women+Power is to be involved in the conversations that will shape change, and to create opportunities for women to overcome the challenges that result from, and in, prevalent under-representation at all organizational levels. The world needs more strong female leaders.