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Cattie Liang: Commercial Director – Power Systems, China at Cargill

Cattie Liang is the Commercial Director of Power Systems overseeing the China FR3® fluid team at Cargill. Cargill’s FR3 fluid, derived from over 95% vegetable oil, is the original, most tested natural ester in the world. FR3 fluid outperforms mineral oil in overall cost savings, grid resiliency, transformer performance and fire safety, providing a better…

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Julie Rotchell: a Lifetime of Achievements

Julie Rotchell is leading Transformer Service operations for Hitachi Energy in the UK, with nearly 4 decades of experience in Power Engineering. She has held various roles in the areas of Engineering, Tendering, Project Management, as well as the role of an operations manager. As the Transformer Service Manager, she leads a team that supports the…

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Merve Maden Avci: Championing ambition for women

Merve is Product Line Manager for Electrical Systems and Solutions EMEA at Eaton, the power management multinational dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Merve has been living and breathing electrical transmission and distribution for 11 years, first as a design engineer before switching to…

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Jennifer Green: Passion, Dedication and Mentorship

Jennifer is the Director of Competitions at Skills Ontario, an organization focusing on encouraging youth to explore and pursue careers in skilled trades and technologies. Jennifer Green has been labelled as a fearless trailblazer and glass ceiling breaker for women in non-traditional careers and continues to advocate and be a leader in the skilled trades…

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Efra F. Usmani: Supporting the energy transition

Efra F. Usmani is a Team Lead and Project Manager of the E-Mobility Department at Power Technology Research (PTR). As a nature lover and a traveler, she likes to see the role she plays as part of the energy transition that helps preserve the planet. From childhood, Efra loved Mathematics and Physics. This interest led…

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Aleezeh Shahid: Choosing a Dynamic Career

Aleezeh is a senior analyst at Power Technology Research. She leads the power grid research team at Power Technology Research in developing syndicated power grid services and manages custom research projects for various clients across the world. Aleezeh comes from a technical background and has a M.Sc. in Electrical Power & Energy Systems and a…

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Melissa Carmine-Zajac: Encouraging Learning and Growth

Melissa Carmine-Zajac is the Director of Laboratory Services for Doble Engineering Company and is based at the corporate headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts. A self-proclaimed “super nerd”, Melissa is passionate about all things science and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a scientist someday. Originally studying pharmaceutical chemistry, Melissa realized the best…

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Lana Norton: Supporting Women in Trade and Technical Roles

When Lana first became a powerline technician, it was rare to hear of another woman working in the trade, and even less likely to meet another woman in the field. Lana set out to change this and connect women in trades in Canada’s electricity sector. The not-for-profit she founded – Women of Powerline Technicians –…

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Karina Yonemoto: Advancing Female Leadership

A great believer in the power of attitude and leadership based on creativity, sensitivity, and empathy. Karina is a financial controller at the Order Management for Industrial Applications Division (Oil & Gas) of Siemens Energy for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. She leads #EnergíaSinLímites (Unlimited Energy), the company’s program for developing cutting-edge leadership. Karina studied Economics…

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