I’m here to

Support you in advancing

equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging

in your organization and within projects you design and deliver.

Marcie Cochrane, P.Eng., MBA

Pronouns: She / Her

An accomplished Professional Engineer with over 20 years experience, Marcie has a diverse range of experience and education and is recognized as a subject matter expert in diversity and inclusion within the engineering sector.

She is a natural champion in the implementation of equity analysis having completed masters thesis-level research on the importance of diversity in the workplace and the retention of women in engineering.  Marcie’s research recommendations have been adopted by BC’s engineering regulator for implementation, her work received a nomination for a Governor’s General Gold Medal Award, and has worked with several organizations to develop equity and inclusion strategies and action plans. She has delivered numerous presentations and workshops on topics of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to engineering sector organizations, educators, and at industry conferences.

With over two decades of experience in leadership and project management, Marcie is an authentic leader with the capacity to develop and execute thoughtful strategic plans by combining an engineering systems-design approach with evidence-based understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.

Prior to starting Advance Principle Consulting, Marcie worked for 15 years in technical and leadership roles as a professional engineer. She received her Electrical Engineering degree from UVic and MBA from Royal Roads University.

Marcie is a member of the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board, a regular guest presenter to engineering students at Thompson Rivers University, and an active volunteer who spends time sharing her love of engineering with youth.


Chancellor’s Award
For Highest Academic Excellence in MBA Program
Royal Roads University

Governor General’s Gold Medal Nominee
Top Masters Level Thesis – Faculty of Business
Royal Roads University

Thought Leadership

Effective Leadership: Allyship Practices to Foster Inclusion & Belonging

Culture Change and EDI as We Head Back To New-Normal

Effective Leadership: Examining RTO Through an Inclusion Lens

Effective Leadership: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness During a Time of Crisis

Effective Leadership: The Post COVID-19 Workplace Reframed

Effective Leadership: Mental Well-Being in the Workplace During a Time of Crisis
Leading Remote Teams with Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion