March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day where the world celebrates women’s achievements, raises awareness against biases and takes action for equality.
Pembina is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace and we are pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Women Building Futures (WBF) in collaboration with Inter Pipeline, to offer its first ever Power Engineer Career Accelerator pilot program for women in Alberta’s Heartland.
The expanded partnership with WBF is just one example of how Pembina is helping to create career opportunities for women and reach our target of 35 percent women in our overall workforce by 2025.
“Our $225,000 commitment with Women Building Futures removes barriers and supports women to enter an in-demand career in industry,” says Wayne Carey, Senior Manager, Pembina’s Redwater District. “The goal is to increase women’s earning potential and create economic resiliency for them, their families and communities.”
Pembina plays an active role in this partnership through participation in workshop presentations, mock interviews, mentorship, and paid and un-paid employment opportunities. “Not only does this partnership support WBF in their commitment to prepare women for careers that lead to economic security, but it’s also an opportunity for Pembina to demonstrate our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion,” Wayne adds.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Inter Pipeline to help increase women’s participation in power engineering," says Jess Thomson, Director Stakeholder & Government Relations with WBF. "We know these careers provide life-changing economic security for women in our communities. We look forward to delivering an exciting program with great opportunity for employment.”
Throughout the year, WBF students receive support from trainers and mentors from Pembina and Inter Pipeline professionals to ensure students have the tools and confidence to succeed as they enter a new field in a traditionally male-dominated profession.