Women+Power is pleased to announce a new financial sponsor, TransAlta! “We are proud to include TransAlta as a sponsor. TransAlta has established as its objective that women should comprise at least 50% of the directors on the Board and 40% of their workforce by 2030. TransAlta’s recently announced objective is closely aligned with the objective of Women+Power to increase gender diversity in the power industry in Alberta,” said Women+Power Founder and CEO, Sharleen Gatcha.
TransAlta owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical power generation assets in Canada, the United States, and Australia with a focus on long-term shareholder value. TransAlta provides municipalities, medium and large industries, businesses, and utility customers with clean, affordable, energy-efficient and reliable power. Today, TransAlta is one of Canada’s largest producers of wind power and Alberta’s largest producer of hydroelectric power. For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and a proud community member where its employees work and live. TransAlta aligns its corporate goals with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and has been recognized by CDP (formerly Climate Disclosure Project) as an industry leader on Climate Change Management, having recently achieved an A- score.
When asked about TransAlta’s decision to sponsor Women+Power, CEO John Kousinioris stated, “The advancement of women and diversity is a top priority at TransAlta. The persistent inequities around the world underscore the urgent need to remove barriers and promote an inclusive working environment for all employees where everyone belongs and can bring their authentic selves to work. We are dedicated to raising awareness about equity, diversity, and inclusion at work. When we do so, we create space for our employees to unlock their potential, to be highly engaged, and to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate, ultimately leading to an enhanced employee experience and the success of our company.”