Tell us about yourself & your company?
Brittany: Business Development – Home Builder. Schneider Electric is ranked at the world’s most sustainable company. We offer our clients smart home products.
How did you get into the residential construction industry?
Brittany: My family owns an electrical company in Prince Albert, SK. Its called Saunders Electric and is into its 66th year of business while also on it way into my family’s 3rd generation. With this in mind, I am a middle child and have be exposed to international travel and national opportunities since I was a teen. Interestingly, I competed in both national & international pageants as a young adult/teen but early into my adult life I told myself that I had the power to excel in business and make a positive impact in the communities that I am involved in. Today, I am at the peak in my career and have been blessed with role with Schneider Electric. Where, I have been appointed the delegate who get to work with home builders and developers all across western Canada.
Schneider Electric is the world’s largest electrical company and has also been named as the “Most Sustainable Company in the World”. This label and the accomplishments of SE are exciting and bring new offers to Canadians as we progress into 2022.
What keeps you in the industry?
Brittany: As we continue to advance there are constant opportunities to enhance how we do things. Today, there is pressure in the world to be more mindful of our existence as humans impacts the environment. For me, I remain in the industry and promote Schneider Electric to my peers as we are a leader in new initiatives. These initiatives allow our societies to live in luxury with access to both sleek and smart products, while also enabling our users to be more aware of the energy we consume and how to best manage behaviours.
While navigating covid-19, what new opportunities have you discovered?
Brittany: Hmm, I have been reminded & discovered how much I love the outdoors, the sun, people, and events. I cannot wait to go to NHL games and big outdoor festivals again.
It’s 11AM Saturday morning, what are you up to?
Brittany: Catching up on life, going on an adventure, or hitting the gym.
What are your hobbies?
Brittany: Running, cycling, yoga, travelling, shopping, cooking, exploring, researching.
Brittany: My proudest moment was my 1st two year out of university when I had a sales job with Moneris Solutions and was award top performing sales rep in my positions 2 consecutive years in a row. I got to go on some extremely cool “Presidents Club” trips and managed to stand out ahead of over 100+ peers both years in a row.
What have you done in your community in the last year?
Brittany: I help bring together powerful leaders in society to work on modern initiatives.
Favourite HAVAN moment and why?
Brittany: Onboarding with Carolyn! She has been a gem and her services/communications stand out across the all of homebuilder associations in the west.
Best work perk at your job?
Brittany: Travelling and my peers/management.
What inspires you?
Brittany: My family & my friends, lives lost too young, & those to come. https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-the-swaby-family
What are you excited for / looking forward to right now?
Brittany: 2022 and launching Schneider Electric’s new Square D product line including our XD Series
Share an interesting fact about your life?
Brittany: I am left handed and recently broke my right wrist while snowboarding in Jasper… I had to get surgery but the docs in SK left me too long it wasn’t done 100% correct. They want to remove the plate I got installed but after talking to a friend who is a orthopedic surgeon in Toronto I don’t think I will proceed with the surgery. Until today, I am thankful I didn’t break a leg or ankle as running is such a big part of my life. Today, I am healed and thrilled that I can do pushups again but still haven’t gone too much farther with pushing myself.
Aside, in the past I have done my family’s business’ website as a hobby. Right now its is nominated for the best website in my home community of about 50,000 people. www.saunderselectric.ca
Last piece of advice you have received?
Brittany: Hind Sight is 20/20! However, I just thought of my own motto today (I have yet to check if it already exists). This was: Don’t resist the wind, run with it.
Starbucks / bar order?
Brittany: A Blonde Coffee with honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. / Gin & soda or Stella.
Song on repeat right now?
Brittany: Thinkin’ Bout You – Dustin Lynch, Cold Heart – Elton John & Dua Lipa, Deepest Blue – Marc Philippe 🙂
Where were you born?
Brittany: Prince Albert, SK
Brittany: Yes, lots but not my own. I grew up with dogs on my farm and today my brother and his gf are raising their own farm animals and dogs. www.back40pastures.ca
Favourite holiday / destination?
Brittany: Mykonos or Croatian Islands.
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
Brittany: Hilary Duff – front row with my sister courtesy of my parent’s company.
Last movie watched?
Brittany: The new James Bond but I am waiting for Top Gun.
Fun fact about you?
Brittany: I nannied in South Africa when I was 18. I was responsible for 4 boys 5 & under. It was a blast cause I was basically one of the kids too. We got spoilt.
What do you collect?
Brittany: Shoes & domain names.
Netflix guilty pleasure?
Brittany: Anything about the world or animals! Ie. World At Night
Anything else you’d like to add?
Brittany: I am happy to be here and I have a feeling that 2022 will be a great year.