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Meet some of the women “powering up” Canada’s electrical sector

April 19, 2021 | By Anthony Capkun

April 19, 2021 – One person got into Electrical because a high school teacher ignited an interest in electricity. Another got into it because they their current career had dead-ended, and they wanted a fresh start. All are passionate about their trade, and driven by a desire to stand on their own two feet.

Take away the names and any gender identifiers, and these stories could have been told by just about anyone.

“These women, and their varied career paths, show us how determination and the desire to succeed are not limited to any one gender,” says Michelle Branigan of Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC).


Several Canadian women—in various stages of their careers—give us an intimate account of their journeys as female electrical professionals in our Special Feature in the April 2021 edition of Electrical Business Magazine.

I had a great time meeting electrical professionals Cara, Lana, Loreena, Kelly and Mackenzie—especially because of how diverse they are from each other—and learning about their career journeys as women. We hope you do, too.

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