Pride at ATCO: Colin
ATCO is committed to deepening our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). We realize we are strongest when we embrace the different perspectives in our teams.
As Nancy Southern, ATCO’s Chair & Chief Executive Officer said, “Our achievements are due in no small part to the extraordinary people of ATCO and the diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and expertise they bring to our company. We recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion is a journey, not a destination.”
In honour of Pride Month, we sat down with some of our colleagues to hear their thoughts on ‘Pride,’ why representation matters, and how to be a better ally to the LGBTQ2+ community.
Here’s what Colin, Senior Vice President, Finance, Treasury, Risk & Sustainability, had to say:
Why do you think representation matters?
Long-term success is dependent on being able to attract and retain the best workforce and win the support and loyalty of external stakeholders. This can only be accomplished when our employees and our stakeholders see themselves in ATCO. Not just in outward appearance, but also in the values and principles by which we operate.
What do you like most about your role at ATCO?
ATCO is a progressive employer with values that align to my own. Caring, Agility, Collaboration, Integrity and Safety are all values that are personally and professionally important to me. Additionally, there are so many interesting and innovative initiatives that are happening within ATCO as we pursue growth, financial strength, operational excellence and community involvement. The people of ATCO are second to none – they keep me energized and passionate about working here.
What’s your advice for ATCO employees who want to be better allies to the LGBTQ2+ community?
Being an ally of any underrepresented community is really about treating people with equity and inclusion in our daily interactions. It is simply a recognition that we are all human.