Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of 10,000 engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects, and more to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, we offer full-service capabilities. Founded in 1898 and working from more than 60 offices globally, Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee owned. Learn how we are designed to build.

We provide comprehensive services that cover the full life cycle of a project, from initial assessments to Design Engineering, Design Build, EPC Project execution in multiple sectors, finding cost-saving solutions to meet your specific needs. Our services cover multiple markets across the full project lifecycle to bring you and your projects seamless breadth and depth of knowledge and skills. At Burns & McDonnell, we embrace the way our differences enrich the way we see the world, our business and each other. We’re proud of our culture of inclusion and deeply desire to harness the strength of our diversity. We promote, share and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace through various efforts, events and communication platforms. Every employee-owner’s unique story and perspective is valued regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or family background. We identify, first and foremost, as fellow owners. Among our MacCulture Principles is “One Burns & McDonnell: We respect all, are accountable to all and trust in all.”

Burns & McDonnell is proud to be a sponsor of Women + Power. “As an active member in this community, we believe we can continue to jointly develop opportunities to promote increased diversity and inclusion in the Alberta power sector and beyond.” Darcy Wagner, Managing Director

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IPPSA

IPPSA
IPPSA

IPPSA was founded in 1993 as a forum for dialogue among Alberta’s power producers and a proponent of competition in Alberta’s electricity market. IPPSA has more than 100 members, who operate nearly 100% of Alberta’s power supply.

IPPSA is an advocate of competitive market principles and is actively engaged with the provincial government and its agencies in developing policies that promote competitive market outcomes, being driven by the belief that competition rewards innovation, provides new choices and creates a downward pressure on market prices for consumers. IPPSA is involved in the review of legislation, regulations and market rules and has testified before the Alberta Utilities Commission. IPPSA has committed to demonstrating its support of Women+Power in meaningful ways.

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Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world’s most important infrastructure assets. Follow us on https://www.bv.com and on social media to learn more.

Black & Veatch’s culture and values transcend differences in age, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. As a global company having performed projects in more than 100 countries, Black & Veatch values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and joining Women+Power advances these efforts.

ATCO

ATCO

Founding Sponsor

ATCO

We are thrilled to announce that ATCO has renewed their financial sponsorship for 2022! In addition to renewing their sponsorship commitment, they have also upgraded to a Kilowatt level sponsor. Thank you for your generosity, ATCO!

With approximately 6,200 employees and assets of $22 billion, ATCO is a one-stop provider of integrated energy, housing, transportation and infrastructure solutions. They provide customers with innovative, sustainable solutions in the sectors that are fundamental to global growth and prosperity: housing, real estate, energy, water, transportation and agriculture. From the delivery of efficient and reliable energy for homes, businesses and communities, to affordable temporary and permanent buildings, ATCO builds communities, energizes industries and delivers customer-focused solutions like no other company in the world.

ATCO is proud to be a financial sponsor of Women+Power. Together, we can remove barriers and advance inclusivity and diversity in our sector by empowering women and creating opportunities for support, connection and representation.

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ENMAX

ENMAX

Founding Sponsor

ENMAX

We are thrilled to announce that ENMAX has renewed their financial sponsorship for 2022! In addition to renewing their sponsorship commitment, they have also upgraded from a Kilowatt level sponsor to a Megawatt level sponsor. Thank you for your generosity, ENMAX!

ENMAX is a diverse electricity and energy services company involved across all areas of the electricity value chain. ENMAX Power Corporation owns and operates transmission and distribution infrastructure in Calgary, and ENMAX Energy Corporation owns various generation facilities throughout Alberta. Through its subsidiaries, ENMAX offers a range of innovative energy solutions to more than 674,800 customers across Alberta including electricity, gas, renewable energy and other services.

ENMAX is proud to be a financial sponsor of Women+Power. Together, we can remove barriers and advance inclusivity and diversity in our sector by empowering women and creating opportunities for support, connection and representation.

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DLA Piper

DLA Piper
DLA Piper

A long-time advocate for the inclusion and promotion of women in the legal and business communities, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP supports the fostering of an inclusive environment at all levels within Alberta’s power industry. DLA Piper recognizes that a key factor driving the success of their firm has come from the cultivation of a workplace which values diversity and addresses the underlying causes for gender disparities with an aim to implement strategies that will successfully address these issues. DLA Piper Canada is proud to support organizations like Women+Power whose purpose is to promote the empowerment of women in underrepresented industries.

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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.

Vittoria Bellissimo

Vittoria Bellissimo

Executive Director
Industrial Power Consumers Association of AlbertaLinked In

Tomorrow’s electricity sector is a welcoming, inclusive, innovative industry.

Vittoria is the Executive Director of the Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta (IPCAA), the largest electricity consumer organization in Alberta and a proud sponsor of Women+Power. Vittoria has almost two decades of experience working at the intersection of electricity markets, policy and regulation in both North America and Europe. She serves on the Board of Emissions Reduction Alberta and is a member of Engineers Canada’s Task Force on Workplace Gender Equity, part of the 30 by 30 initiative, working to increase the representation of women within engineering. Vittoria is excited to be involved in Women+Power and to be part of the change making Alberta’s electricity industry more inclusive and diverse.

Stefania Cerisano

Stefania Cerisano
Stefania Cerisano

Director, Information and Governance Services
Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)Linked In

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.”

Jean Vanier

Stefania’s role at AESO is to oversee and champion excellence in the delivery of access to information, privacy, records management and operational governance programs at the AESO. These corporate services support the AESO in effectively meeting compliance obligations, managing information assets and facilitating transparency, all in support of its public interest mandate. Stefania is keen to make a personal contribution towards advancing a more inclusive and diverse environment that amplifies women within the power industry. She believes the collective efforts of this Board and its members empower women to better leverage their networks, embrace their value, and demonstrate their resilience in new and “electrifying” ways.

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.