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Sponsor Spotlight Series presented by ATCO

February 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm MST

“Women in Leadership in the Power and Energy Sector”

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Reports show the importance of women in leadership roles in various industries. Women in power are necessary to achieve an inclusive workplace, a more enjoyable work environment, and a higher return on equity. In fact, a recent study shows companies whose leadership teams have above average diversity saw an almost 10 percent improvement in earnings. Although considerable progress has been made towards advancing gender equality, there is still more to be done.

ATCO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of inclusion and respect. Aligning with its’ core values of caring, collaboration, and integrity, ATCO values the unique perspectives of each member of the ATCO team and believes in a positive and professional work environment that provides equal opportunities for everyone.

Join us for this special one-hour event where we will hear from some of ATCO’s female leaders as they share insight into their work supporting the power and energy sector, their own experiences with diversity in the workplace, and some tips on how to create change in the future for female leaders.  

Guest Speakers:

Amanda Mattern has held various leadership roles in the Customer Service and Operations departments at ATCO. In 2019, Amanda became the Regional Manager for ATCO Electric. In this position, Amanda is accountable for the management of operations, maintenance, construction, and customer service for nine service points within west central Alberta. She oversees a team of more than 60 employees. Amanda has earned the respect of her peers for her leadership style, her strong commitment to improving the customer experience, her support for innovative ideas, and her sense of humour.

Jocelyn Venechuk is a Proposal Specialist with ATCO Frontec Ltd. Through the competitive bid process, Jocelyn challenges Frontec to build business proposals that fit the unique complexities of their client’s requirements. Jocelyn is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) specialist working closely with ATCO leaders and industry experts to improve their operations with respect to DEI. She brings her human experience as a second-generation Filipino-Canadian woman, wife, and mother of three children to her volunteer role with ATCO’s Employment Equity Advisory Committee (EEAC).

Sarah Shortreed is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of ATCO. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for the overall leadership of Information Technology. Her mandate is to expand and enhance ATCO’s forward-looking, enterprise-wide IT strategy and technology roadmap, and deliver innovative strategies. Sarah is focused on delivering solutions and exceptional customer service to ATCO’s global businesses. She brings more than 30 years of global experience in many industries and executive roles. Sarah was recently the Chief Information Officer at Bruce Power and previously worked at BlackBerry, IBM, and Union Gas.