Allyson Simpson

Allyson  Simpson

Occupation
Advisor, Interactive Communications , Enbridge Inc.

Describe a typical day

The online and interactive nature of my role means that no two days are the same. I work with a variety of experts and experienced colleagues across North America on a variety of projects ranging from; managing our digital presence, strategy development, advertising and issues management.

When I’m spoiled with extra leisure time you’ll find me golfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. 

Perks of your job and things you like about your current company.

I get the opportunity to work in an emerging area of communications and Enbridge is a wonderful company to work for. They encourage leadership and permit me to flex my creativity. The breadth of knowledge I’m gaining is a chance for me to grow my business acumen and literacy early in my career.

Proudest accomplishments both in and outside of work.

I have two accomplishments that I’m most proud of. The first, being named one of the 2013 Oilweek’s Rising Stars. The second was being part of a team that organized and executed the 4th World Petroleum Council (WPC) Youth Forum in October 2013. As young professionals, we volunteered hundreds of hours to bring over 1,500 international delegates to Calgary for three days to learn and collaborate on sustainability, technical innovation and business leadership skills.

Thoughts on the future of the industry as it relates to your field.

The energy industry is becoming an epicenter for innovation, R&D and technological advancements. Canada, a responsible, stable and resource rich country, is aligned to become a global energy superpower and environmental leader. As a communicator, it’s going to be our job to tell this story – more often, and better.

Current community involvement efforts.
  • World Petroleum Council (WPC) Canada, Youth Committee Board of Directors
  • Young Woman in Energy committee member
  • Volunteer, Jim Prentice Leadership campaign

Why YWE?

I want to connect with ambitious, successful and motivated young women in energy. I think forging strong relationships will support broader industry collaboration. I’m excited about what we can accomplish together.

What are you reading?

Inferno – Robert Brown