SOURCE: Young Women in Energy


October 07, 2015 11:10 ET

Young Women in Energy Award Winners Announced

YWE Honours Women Changing the Face of Energy in Second Annual Awards Program

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - October 07, 2015) - Young Women in Energy (YWE) is thrilled to announce this year's winners of the YWE Awards Program. Ten winners have been chosen from across Alberta by an esteemed selection committee of energy leaders. The award winners were selected based on their leadership, innovation, and a demonstrated initiative to change the face of energy.

"Judging by the caliber of this group of young women, I am confident they will continue to raise the profile of our industry and bring awareness to the great work that women are contributing to the energy sector," says Katie Smith, Executive Director, Young Women in Energy.

This year's award winners are as follows:

Ruth Amarilla Manager, Strategic Spend Management, ConocoPhillips Canada
Vicki Ballance Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
Pam Garden Senior Employee Experience Specialist, Enerplus
Tulika Gupta Analyst, Major Projects to Executive Vice-President, Suncor Energy
Oksana Kielbasinski Director, Sustainability and Risk, Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd.
Vicki Lightbown Senior Manager, Water and Environment, Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions
Kiely MacLean General Manager, RJ Oil Inc. and CEO; Director at RJ MacLean Tank Services
Rebekah Mohr PCD IT Security Team Specialist, Shell
Anamika Mukherjee Specialist, Air and Energy Efficiency, Cenovus Energy
Bailey Quaite Supervisor, Communications and Community Relations, CEDA

"For a second year, the YWE Awards are recognizing some of the best and brightest talent that Alberta's energy sector has to offer," says Allyson Simpson, YWE Awards Lead. "These winners exemplify the fantastic work that young women are doing as the industry evolves to meet new demands."

The 2015 YWE Awards were supported by a selection committee of today's energy leaders that include Brittney Ramsay, President, Britt Land Services; Dr. Dan Wicklum, Chief Executive, COSIA; Cynthia Hansen, Senior Vice President, Operations, Liquids Pipelines, Enbridge; Mike Williams, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services, Encana; Claire Dixon, Director, MBA Programs, Haskayne School of Business and Sandra Stillwell, Vice President, Corporate Services, ConocoPhillips Canada. The members of the committee were chosen based on their energy expertise and experience in mentoring leadership.

"YWE is working towards closing the gender gap and advocating for women in this industry by spotlighting their accomplishments," continues Katie. "Visibility and recognition will not only inspire and motivate others, but will aid in our award winners' progression to executive leadership positions."

The winners of the 2015 YWE Awards will be honoured at a Gala in Calgary on October 22. The evening will also include a panel discussion, Women Leading the Way, featuring a number of high profile female leaders from the energy industry. For more information on the winners and the Gala, please visit

About YWE

Young Women in Energy champions the interests of women working in the energy industry. YWE aims to address the recognized need to increase female presence, development and leadership in the industry. We are building an authentic community of motivated women who are connecting with, and learning from, their peers.

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