Ashley Turner


DESIGNATION: Diversity and Education/Training Specialist

EDUCATION: Master’s of Employment Relations, M.A. in Sociology, B.A. in Psychology

Ashley is Diversity and Education/Training Specialist with Husky Energy.

She has previously held the positions of Benefits and Diversity Manager with Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors (KKC) for the Hebron Gravity-Based Structure Project, Executive Director of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices and Industry/Community Liaison with Women in Resource Development Corporation. She holds a Master’s of Arts in Sociology with a focus on oil and development, and recruitment/retention of women offshore, and a Master’s of Employment Relations with a focus on human resource management and labour relations, both from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Ashley also sits on a number of boards and committees, including Women in Resource Development Corporation and WISE NL, representing a diversity lens in relation to employment and business access for members of designated groups. She joined the WISE NL Board of Directors as Student Summer Employment Program (SSEP) Co-Director in November 2014.


HOBBIES & ACTIVITIES: Walking, traveling, spending time with family

INTERESTS: Diversity, employment relations, encouraging/supporting women in technical and leadership roles


  1. Explore potential career paths through interaction with role models and hands-on experience when possible (such as through WISE SSEP). The best way to understand if a career path is for you is to try it and ask people who work in the field what a typical workday is like for them.
  2. If you have the interest and motivation to pursue further education following your undergraduate degree, don’t hesitate! Many graduate programs have part-time options and while it can be challenging to juggle work, graduate studies and life, you will be glad you did it while you were still in the post-secondary mindset.
  3. Take full advantage of opportunities to build and expand your network. Making connections and leveraging your network can help you to progress is your career.