Over the last two years, Pembina has examined the barriers to gender equity in the energy sector and has proposed solutions to be adopted by the province, federal government and leaders. This forthcoming series of interviews celebrate women advancing Canada’s transition to a clean economy and offers their insights into the opportunities to make the net-zero future one where all Canadians can participate and lead.
Shohreh brings more than a decade of experience in electrical engineering, business, and import/export to her role as founder and CEO of Lumesmart, which manufactures high efficiency LED lighting for the health and safety, food production and agriculture sectors. She stands out as a first generation Canadian woman in an entrepreneurial role amidst a male-dominated industry, and she embraces this position as a role model. This includes volunteering on the boards of the Iranian Women’s Organization of Ontario and Leader of Women Committee for the Canada-China Trade Innovation Alliance to encourage women to pursue careers in energy transition and beyond. She is also committed to increasing female representation in the workplace as part of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ We Can Do It campaign.
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