Blazing Trails

Blazing Trails

A Lifetime of Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Staying True to Myself

Levonne Louie

Essential reading for career-minded women at all stages of their careers, Blazing Trails will inspire you to own your power, aim for greatness, and blaze your own trails.

A woman and visible minority who rose up the executive ranks of the male-dominated oil and gas industry, Levonne Louie has lived her life as a trailblazer—but, as she confesses in her new memoir, Blazing Trails, it took her time to own that title.

In this frank reflection on her personal and professional journey, Levonne shares the valuable insights she has gained through a lifetime of living life on her own terms—from challenging her family’s traditional values and embracing life as a single mother to devoting herself to a career in a male-dominated field.

The book is cleverly divided into two sections—in the first, Levonne gives a chronological recounting of her life, and in the second, she shares the gems of wisdom she has collected along the way. Whether Levonne’s relating a story about resisting her family’s traditional values or encouraging other women to embrace their self-worth, she weaves common threads of perseverance, resilience, and courage throughout the pages of Blazing Trails.

Levonne Louie is a recently retired oil and gas professional with almost forty years of experience in negotiations, government relations, business development, strategy development, mediation, and coaching. She has a master of business administration, a bachelor of commerce, and a bachelor of science, all from the University of Calgary. She has been a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL) since 1980, was granted the Professional Landman designation in 1990, served three terms on the board of CAPL, and received CAPL’s Special Recognition Award in 2015. A graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Ms. Louie was granted the ICD.D designation in 2011. She currently serves as a board member of the Calgary Convention Centre Authority and is a public member on the council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.


ISBN 978-0-9938037-4-1
$20.00 CAD $16.00 USD
Published May 15, 2019
5 × 8 154 Pages
Paperback, ebook