Recognized by Railway Age as one of the 2019 Women in Rail, Pat's philosophy is that strength can look like many different things, and that a tough exterior and demeanor does not equal a strong leader.
Pat is a firm believer in lifting people up and encouraging everyone to always learn more. Her “we’re all better together” attitude is core to her fierce protection of her team.
As someone who has bravely broken traditional barriers, Pat’s knowledge and passion for her work in the rail industry is evident in everything she does.
Whether at the forefront of our operations or in a professional role, women are an integral part of our diverse workforce.
Joan HardyVP Sales and Marketing, Grain and Fertilizers
Joan is dedicated to mentoring and encouraging young women, and ensuring them that there is always room to grow personally and professionally.
“I have lived my entire career in a very male dominated industry. It all comes down to respecting the people who surround you for what they know and bring to the table, and receiving the same in return. The sky is the limit at CP.”
Francesca SantellaEngineer, P. Eng.
Francesca spends her days meeting with track teams, working on infrastructure improvements and developing plans to enhance CP’s performance.
“The railway is an exciting, fast-paced industry. I work with a really great team of people that support me and teach me something new every day.”
Anna VieiraManager, Remote Operations Centre
Anna runs a 24/7 team in Winnipeg who are responsible for monitoring gate operations at all of CP’s terminals.
Anna's efforts improve the service provided to terminals, carriers, drivers and ultimately, our customers and the economy.
Sakina AliManager, Marketing and Pricing Intermodal
Sakina puts her marketing and analytical skills to use every day.
She’s one of the stars behind CP’s
Demand Management Service, which provides shippers a menu of shipping choices not available anywhere else in the industry.
Wenyi CuiManager, Corporate Reporting
Wenyi is responsible for the accurate reporting of CP’s financial books.
“Working with a strong leadership team ensures I am always learning, developing my career and discovering opportunities to implement efficient processes. The diverse group of people I work with each and every day also encourages open communication and benefits the company by welcoming a variety of ideas and opinions.”
CP is Aisha’s third railway in her home town of Chicago.
Her move to CP, came after some research. “I wanted more of a challenge,” she recalls. “So I googled a couple of Class I railroads, and CP caught my eye because there was more opportunity to move up.”
It took her just six months to do that, accepting a promotion to trainmaster in February 2016.
CP is committed to increasing the representation of women at all levels through these initiatives:
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Across CP's network, employees will be gathering for International Women's Day to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, reinforce commitment to diversity and inclusion, call for action and help forge gender parity. Follow CP on social media as we highlight various women leaders at CP.
CP is proud to sponsor the Top 100 award in the category 'Industry Sector and Trades' to recognize women who have made significant contributions to the advancement of women through their inspiring work and advocacy in these underrepresented sectors. Nominate her today:
Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Grain and Fertilizer, Joan Hardy, to participate in a panel about giving women a hand up in the agriculture industry.
Canadian Pacific to host Dragon's Den Manjit Minhas as she speaks on the topic "Women in Male Dominated Industries".
Find CP’s WXN Diversity Champion Chad Rolstad,
Vice President Human Resources and CP’s WXN Diversity Proxy, Rory Thompson, Manager Diversity & Military Relations, at various networking events throughout the year.
CP's Tina Sheaves, General Manager, Network Intermodal Operations, to speak in an audio webinar on Precision Scheduled Railroading with the League of Railway Women.
Annual conference, Minneapolis
As title sponsor of the
Canadian Pacific Women's Open, CP is committed to supporting women in professional golf and raising charitable dollars in support of children's heart health. We are proud to sponsor Brooke Henderson and Lorie Kane as they represent Canada on the world stage as CP ambassadors. Stay tuned for upcoming news on the second annual Women's Leadership Summit which will run during the week.