Leadership Conference for Women in Energy – Canada

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy Canada

April 20-21, 2022 | Online :: Eastern Time

“This program was extremely useful and I would highly recommend more women attend, regardless of whether they are in leadership or not” Regulatory Analyst, Alberta Electric System Operator

“This conference provides an excellent forum for women to discuss common issues and workable strategies to achieve success.” Policy Advisor, Ontario Energy Board

“This conference was absolutely inspiring. It was refreshing to be surrounded with other women that have experience similar situations as me and how they navigated through them. I will be taking back to work several tools and things to reflect on. Thank you for this amazing experience!” Manager – Meter to Cash Support, Hydro Ottawa

“Great speakers and subjects, good balance.” Manager, Financial Services, Electrical Safety Authority

“High quality speakers, thoughtful information, well put together.” Engineering Manager, CLEAResult Consulting

“A conference to get good advice from women for women driven to change to world.” Senior Inspector, Electrical Safety Authority

“I was not sure what to expect from this course, but it proved to offer more than I thought. I was taking so many notes and trying to listen and the same time, I may have to go back and watch the recording to see what I missed. Every speaker was interesting and knowledgeable, and I have learned so much just from this course that I can’t wait to start practicing with my own career. This course really presented so many relevant topics and I learned from each and every one.” Manager – PSS Business Support, S&C Electric Canada Ltd.

“This was such a great conference. I didn’t come in with a lot of expectations given that the conference was virtual but I still find myself reflecting on the content almost a week later. It resonated with me so much. The women all spoke about bringing their authentic selves to work and true to their word, they were so authentic and personal in speaking about their experiences. Thank you to all of the speakers and organizers!” Senior Network Management Officer, Hydro One Networks Inc.

“Thought provoking presentations and a great opportunity to network with individuals across the energy sector.” Sr. Business Development Officer, Ontario Power Generation

“An excellent forum to engage with like-minded professionals who share the same challenges and an opportunity to network and learn from each other.” District Sales Manager, G&W Canada

“Great conference. Love to see so many women networking/sharing great information and love to see I am not the only one going through the challenges.” Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Hydro One

“A supportive forum of women sharing ideas, concepts and gaining insight on being a woman in a predominantly male industry. Men should attend to expand their knowledge on man behaviors and nuances of queues being missed on a daily basis. Working together is best for the whole industry.” Director of Appeals and Enterprise Risk Management, Electrical Safety Authority

As the energy sector recovers from the pandemic and looks toward a clean energy future, a more diverse workforce is a priority. In 2020 women accounted for 32% of global employment in the energy sector, and only 26% of executive leaders are women (Equal by 30 Survey, 2020).  This immersive leadership development experience is designed to accelerate the advancement of women with strategies to overcome the hurdles women are facing in the energy workplace.  The program format includes keynote addresses, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and a plentitude of networking opportunities. 

Register now to connect with dynamic women leaders to get fresh perspectives on your most important priorities. You’ll gain key insights into organizational change and personal growth.  Attendees will leave this event with practical strategies and actionable items for career development.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss leadership styles, how to develop leadership potential, and key qualities in a leader
  • Detail how to build a pipeline for potential leaders within your company
  • Discover strategies for cultivating and leveraging professional relationships
  • Realize how to engage men for gender equality
  • Create strategies to move your career forward post-pandemic
  • Address communication strategies for women leaders
  • Identify key energy trends and their impact
  • Develop best practices to address diversity & inclusion
  • Explain how to overcome career challenges

Agenda

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 : Eastern Time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Log In

1:00 – 1:05 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Timing

1:05 – 1:45 p.m. :: Where We Stand: The Impact of the Pandemic

We enter a post-pandemic future with energy industry workforces and workplaces transformed. What long-term effects will we see for women in the energy workforce? What opportunities, and what challenges, will the future bring for gender parity?

Barb Anderson, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President, IESO

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. :: Purpose-driven Leadership: Lifting Others Up

In this session, female leaders will share steps to foster support, development, and promotion of women into executive roles. Panelists will discuss best practices for employee retention and strategies for building a pipeline of female leadership candidates from entry-level to the C-suite.

Moderator: Arlene Strom, Chief Sustainability Officer & General Counsel, Suncor

Gloria Hartl, Vice President, Risk Management, TC Energy

Indy Butany-Souza, CEO, Elexicon Energy

Aida Cipolla, Chief Financial Officer & SVP Finance, Ontario Power Generation

Rumina Velshi, President, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Engaging Men for Gender Equality

Men are a critical resource in efforts to eliminate gender bias. This session will detail effective ways to partner with men to end gender inequality in the workplace.

Moderator: Tanya Mushynski, Vice President, Customer Care, Enbridge Gas

Bill Baker, VP Information Technology, AESO

Miranda Keating Erickson, Vice President, Markets, AESO

Jim Sanders, Senior Vice President of Operations, Enbridge Gas

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. :: Career Spotlight & Mastermind Session

During this session, a panel of female energy leaders and members of the Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) will lead in interactive mastermind coaching session!  Up to 3 participants will have the opportunity to into the hot seat for real time coaching and feedback withing the power circle. Let us know if you’re interested in stepping into the power circle!

Nathalie Osborn, LEED AP, Chief Energizer, Positively Powered Professional Development

Alexa Stone, President, EcoPreserve, LLC

Kelsey Chegus, P.Eng, LEED Green Assoc., Operations Lead, Green Building Technologies, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS)

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Virtual Networking Session

5:00 p.m. :: Day One Adjourns

 

Thursday, April 21, 2022 : Eastern Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Understanding and Addressing Diversity & Inclusion

We have become more aware of racial inequities and the need to accelerate diversity and inclusion initiatives. What kinds of challenges do minorities face in the workplace? How does an organization benefit from the inclusion of such leaders in positions of power?

Lisa Leochko, Manager, Recruitment & Diversity, Manitoba Hydro

Donna Burnett Vachon, Director, Change and Organization Development , Hydro Ottawa

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. :: Finding Your Voice: Strategic Communication for Women Leaders

Finding your voice is more than speaking up. It’s also about how you communicate with co-workers – and it’s about building influence and your personal brand. This session will feature a closer look at the importance of finding your leadership voice.

Sarah Bresolin, VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs & Wholesale Markets Policy, ENGIE

Josie Erzetic, President & CEO, Electrical Safety Authority

Gail Collins, VP People & Corporate Affairs, Newfoundland & Labrabor Hydro

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. :: Morning break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Building Community & Culture in a Virtual or Hybrid Workplace

To bridge the gap between the desire to continue working remotely and the benefits an office environment offers, today’s organizations need to recognize what keeps employees engaged virtually and understand how to foster community and culture among their people no matter where they are in the world.

Moderator: Carolyn Calwell, Chief Corporate Services Officer & General Counsel, Ontario Energy Board

Michelle Branigan, CEO, EHRC

Jessica DeLong, Manager, Stakeholder Relations, Saint John Energy

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. :: Energy Trends

The energy industry is facing plenty of challenges in 2022—ensuring reliability and resiliency, boosting clean energy, and maintaining security, while keeping costs down. This session will detail the current trends and future outlook for the energy sector.

Monique Soboren, P. Eng., Senior Engineer, Standards & Projects, Fortis Alberta

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. :: Mindfulness Session: Activate Your Inner Power

Theresa Byrne, Positive Intelligence Coach and 4th Degree Black Belt Martial Arts Master Instructor

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. :: Knowing Your Value in the Workplace

Women tend to downplay their value. Our value doesn’t come from the department we work in or the title we have. Your value is in your contributions and your skill set. This session will help you learn to define your unique value within the workplace.

Rachel Anderson, Policy Advisor, Ontario Energy Board

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. :: Breaking Through Career Roadblocks

Join this session for a candid discussion from a panel of energy leaders as they share their experience and lessons learned along the way, and their recommendations to propel you out of Middle Management and into the C-Suite.

Kriston Romano, Vice President, Customer Experience, Elexicon

Nicole Kinch, Vice President, Finance, AESO

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Open Q&A/Review

5:00 p.m. :: Conclusion

Speakers

  • Barb Anderson, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President, IESO

  • Rachel Anderson, Policy Advisor, Ontario Energy Board

  • Michelle Branigan, CEO, EHRC

  • Sarah Bresolin, VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs & Wholesale Markets Policy, ENGIE

  • Donna Burnett Vachon, Director, Change and Organization Development, Hydro Ottawa

  • Indy Butany-Souza, CEO, Elexicon Energy

  • Theresa Byrne, Positive Intelligence Coach & Martial Arts Master Instructor

  • Carolyn Calwell, Chief Corporate Services Officer & General Counsel, Ontario Energy Board

  • Kelsey Chegus, P.Eng, LEED Green Assoc., Operations Lead, Green Building Technologies, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS)

  • Aida Cipolla, Chief Financial Officer & SVP Finance, Ontario Power Generation

  • Gail Collins, VP People & Corporate Affairs, Newfoundland & Labrabor Hydro

  • Jessica DeLong, Manager, Stakeholder Relations, Saint Energy

  • Josie Erzetic, President & CEO, Electrical Safety Authority

  • Gloria Hartl, Vice President, Risk Management, TC Energy

  • Miranda Keating Erickson, Vice President, Markets, AESO

  • Nicole Kinch, Vice President, Finance, AESO

  • Lisa Leochko, Manager, Recruitment & Diversity, Manitoba Hydro

  • Nathalie Osborn, LEED AP, Chief Energizer, Positively Powered Professional Development

  • Kriston Romano, Vice President, Customer Experience, Elexicon

  • Jim Sanders, Senior Vice President of Operations, Enbridge Gas

  • Monique Soboren, P. Eng., Senior Engineer, Standards & Projects, Fortis Alberta

  • Alexa Stone, President, EcoPreserve, LLC

  • Arlene Strom, Chief Sustainability Officer & General Counsel, Suncor

  • Rumina Velshi, President, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT:

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy Canada

April 20-21, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1695.00 each

Volume pricing available for remote connections

Call us at 1.303.770.8800 to find out if we can customize a package for you

Buy 4 seats and only pay for 3! For this event every fourth attendee is free!

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before March 18, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

Credits

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EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies & PowerPoint presentations


Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 11.5
There is no prerequisite for this Conference.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

 

 

Who Should Attend

Women and men within the energy industry in search of a solution-oriented discussion on how to implement change in the industry, and female professionals within the energy industry trying to develop the necessary skills and confidence to find success in a male-dominated field.

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