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October 26, 2022 2:28 PM

Conestoga alumna among Canada’s most powerful women

Conestoga alumna of distinction Brandi Ferenc has been named among Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in 2022 by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). 

Conestoga alumna of distinction Brandi Ferenc has been named among Canada’s most powerful women by WXN.

A national organization, WXN propels and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels, in all sectors and of all ages through training, events, mentoring and award programs. The Top 100 Awards span the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, recognizing women across Canada who create meaningful change in how they lead within their organizations and communities. Winners were selected by WXN’s Diversity Council of Canada.

Ferenc was honoured in the CP Skilled Trades category, recognizing outstanding women who contribute immense value and demonstrate excellence in skilled trades, product or service innovation and community involvement. As a licensed 313a refrigeration mechanic/gas fitter 1 Journeyperson, Ferenc is one of less than 50 women in the trade. She currently works with Southlake Hospital as an HVACr mechanic and teaches part-time in the HVAC program at Georgian College.

A 2005 graduate of Conestoga’s Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) pre-apprenticeship program in carpentry, Ferenc has spent the last 17 years sharing her expertise as a volunteer and mentor at countless women in skilled trades events, including the college’s Jill of All Trades, in an effort to educate and inspire women to consider the opportunities available within the industry. In 2021, the Conestoga community celebrated Ferenc’s commitment to leadership and dedication with an Alumni of Distinction award.

For a full list of Top 100 recipients, visit WXN.