Transforming Transportation in Edmonton - Women in Fleets

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Transforming Transportation in Edmonton - Women electrifying Fleets

An opportunity to drive change in Edmonton

If you identify as a woman or gender-nonconforming person who owns or holds a leadership position within an Edmonton-based business that uses one or more vehicles as an essential part of its operations, we want to work with you.

The Pembina Institute, a non-partisan think tank focused on building sustainable communities and economies, is working with the City of Edmonton to build a cohort of women who can share their knowledge and experiences through a series of in person and virtual forums and workshops over the course of 2023 and 2024. The learnings will be used to advocate for polices and investments that will support low-emission transportation in Edmonton.

You’ll meet other women leaders in the community and hear from experts in business, transportation, climate advocacy and policy – all of whom are driving a more sustainable and equitable business ecosystem.


Join the cohort!

Women-owned businesses are leaders in transportation

Women-owned businesses make up 17.5 per cent of all Canadian business. Those businesses are driven by vehicles or fleets of vehicles that deliver goods, services, equipment and people.

As the world transitions to cleaner economies to fight climate change, the vehicles we drive will be at the forefront of that transition. With transportation being the second largest source of emissions in Canada, one of the most impactful things we can do is transition to electric vehicles.

This is a window to not only make change that supports more environmentally sustainable business, but to also support the women running those businesses.

Are you who we’re looking for?

If you can meet a least one criteria in each of the following categories we want to hear from you.

You identify as a women

  • You are a woman
  • You are gender-nonconforming

You are leader in the Edmonton business community

  • You own/ operate a business
  • You hold a key leadership/decision-making position within a business

Your business has operations in Edmonton or surrounding areas

  • Your business has operation in Edmonton
  • Your business has operations in St. Albert / Leduc / Sherwood Park / Spruce Grove

Your business uses one or more of these vehicles as an essential part of its operations

  • Passenger car
  • Mini van
  • Cargo van
  • Pickup truck
  • Passenger van
  • Delivery truck
  • Box truck
  • Single-axle or beverage truck
  • School bus

If you checked off at least one set of criteria in each category, we want to hear from you. Complete this short form to tell us a bit about yourself and your business.

Transforming Transportation in Edmonton is funded by Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s Climate Innovation Grant Program.

Partners on this program include:

Sponsors: City of Edmonton, Alberta Ecotrust, Electric Autonomy, Iron & Earth, WAVE—Women’s Advocacy Voice of Edmonton