Sponsor Spotlight Series: Women in Leadership in the Power & Energy Sector (Online)

February 24, 2022 – February 24, 2022
08:00 pm – 09:00 pm

About this event

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 exciting virtual 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:

Since 2013, Amanda Mattern has held various leadership roles in the Customer Service and Operations departments at ATCO. Throughout her time with the company, Amanda has been involved in projects that have shaped ATCO’s customer service delivery model and project execution processes. 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 sixty employees ranging from Powerline Technicians to Accounting and Administrative Support roles. 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. As part of her role, 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. Jocelyn is a technical writer with extensive experience in project management for multiple industries. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Operations from DeVry University. Jocelyn 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). The EEAC is one of ATCO’s grassroots committees that is committed to growing the culture of belonging at ATCO by bringing awareness to DEI, training, and the power and importance of open dialogue.

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. Sarah brings more than 30 years of global experience in many industries and executive roles spanning business consulting, complex multi-stakeholder program management, operations, P&L, sales, customer relationship management, and product management. Sarah was recently the Chief Information Officer at Bruce Power and previously worked at BlackBerry, IBM, and Union Gas. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree, Mechanical, from the University of Western Ontario. Sarah sits on the Board of Governors for the University of Western Ontario and is the current Chair of the CIO Committee at the Conference Board of Canada. She recently completed a term on the Board of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as well as the Digital Advisory Board to the CIO Branch of the Treasury Board of Canada.