Leadership Conference for Women in Energy – Canada

2024 Leadership Conference for Women in Energy - Canada

April 30 - May 1, 2024 | Online :: Eastern Time

“This conference re-focused my development journey, sparked my desire to continue to be a leading woman in energy!” Supervisor, Customer Service, Hydro Ottawa

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

This event is designed to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing targeted training and tangible takeaways for personal and professional growth.  Join Canada’s most successful women energy leaders as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth. 

The program format includes interactive working sessions, presentations, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and networking opportunities.  You’ll participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing your professional network.  You’ll leave this event with practical strategies, insights, and guidance on how to propel your energy career forward.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the top women in energy.

Discounts for groups available starting at 20% for groups of five or more – bring your team and register today!

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain insight into diverse leadership journeys
  • Analyze leadership strategies for overcoming career limitations
  • Explore the delicate balance between professional success and personal well-being
  • Develop strategies for addressing burnout
  • Determine best strategies for overcoming challenges in DEI initiatives
  • Assess strategies for compelling communication for organizational success
  • Explore ways to express authentic leadership for lasting impact
  • Discover how to overcome imposter syndrome
  • Design action plans to advance your career beyond middle management


Tuesday, April 30, 2024 : Eastern Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

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

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. :: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:05 – 10:15 a.m. :: Lessons in Leadership: Executive Panel

Join our C-Suite panel of executive leaders across multiple organizations and backgrounds who will share their experiences along their career journey. Explore unique leadership stories and strategies to overcome career limitations and barriers.

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

Heather Speers, VP, Human Resources & Communications, FortisAlberta

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. :: Work-Life Integration While Breaking Glass Ceilings

Explore the delicate balance between professional success and personal well-being.

We will explore:

  • Work-life integration: Addressing burnout
  • Learn to break glass ceilings while maintaining personal well-being

Karen Smith, VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Bruce Power

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: DEI Initiatives & Pushback

In the wake of the June 2023 US Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, many companies have concerns about their corporate DEI initiatives. Many leaders are walking a fine line as they work to advance DEI while efforts are under scrutiny. Gain practical insights on overcoming challenges and driving successful diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Suzanne Desrosiers, VP People & Culture, NB Power

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. :: Leveraging Communication for Influence & Impact

One of the biggest challenges most leaders face is communicating their vision. In this session we’ll discuss the art of compelling communication.  Learn to empower your teams and cultivate future leaders, driving organizational success and profitability. Master the art of influencing stakeholders, driving strategic objectives, and empowering the leaders of tomorrow.

Ogho Ikhalo, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Hydro One

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. :: Leading from the Inside Out: Expressing Your Unique Leadership Brand

Uncover the power of leading from within. Explore ways to express your authentic leadership brand and make a lasting impact.

Elinor D’Cunha, Senior Director of Market Operations, IESO

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. :: Discussion: Emerging Energy Trends – What’s on the Horizon

In this session, our moderator will lead a dynamic and interactive conversation on the latest trends shaping the energy landscape. As the energy industry undergoes transformative changes, this session will focus on the unique opportunities and challenges shaping Canada’s energy industry. We will dig into technological advancements, evolving regulatory landscapes, and workforce needs.

Moderated Audience Q&A

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Open Networking

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 : Eastern Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Knowing Your Worth 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. Break free from undervaluing your contributions. Learn to define and communicate your unique value within the workplace.

Carolynn Ryan, Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, BC Hydro

Dorothy Moryc, VP of Grid Transformation & Chief Distribution Officer, Enova Power

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. :: Working Session: Defeating Your Inner Bully

We’ve all done it. We’ve all been there. We’ve yelled at ourselves and beat ourselves down. And when we’re struggling, this voice gets increasingly loud, even starting to drown out all those positive mantras, affirmations, and any successes we experience. Why? Because most of us have a lot of negative input to overcome! The inner bully is a not-so-friendly voice or feeling within us constantly reminding us of our mistakes or failures from the past. Many up-and-coming female leaders must overcome these negative thoughts, sometimes referred to as “imposter syndrome”, as they advance into senior roles. In this session you’ll gain skills to stand up to your inner bully.  

Theresa Byrne, Certified Positive Intelligence Coach

11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. :: Breaking Through Career Roadblocks

Gain insights from energy leaders as they share experiences, lessons, and recommendations to propel you beyond middle management into the C-Suite.

Monique Soboren, Sr. Engineer, FortisAlberta

12:00 – 12:15 p.m. :: Open Q&A/Review

12:15 p.m. :: Conclusion


  • Theresa Byrne, Certified Positive Intelligence Coach

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

  • Elinor D’Cunha, Senior Director of Market Operations, IESO

  • Suzanne Desrosiers, VP People & Culture, NB Power

  • Ogho Ikhalo, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Hydro One

  • Dorothy Moryc, VP of Grid Transformation & Chief Distribution Officer, Enova Power

  • Carolynn Ryan, Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, BC Hydro

  • Karen Smith, VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Bruce Power

  • Monique Soboren, Sr. Engineer, FortisAlberta

  • Heather Speers,VP, Human Resources & Communications, FortisAlberta

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.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • 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.


Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

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 attendees for 7 days after the event


2024 Leadership Conference for Women in Energy - Canada

April 30 - May 1, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $CAD 1595.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $CAD 6,380.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $CAD 11,165.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $CAD 19,140.00 (40% discount)

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 29, 2024 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




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 0.9 CEUs for this conference

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must be in attendance 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.

Conference CPE Credits: 10.5
There is no prerequisite for this Conference.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Live
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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