Wednesday, April 21, 2021 : Central Time
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 1:10 p.m.
Welcome, Overview and Introductions
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Women in the energy industry face distinct challenges finding success in leadership roles, the complications of which have only been made more acute over the last 12 months. How do professional women navigate a remote work environment, when the boardrooms they now occupy largely sit empty? This discussion will cover topics that include:
Amanda Klein, Executive Vice-President, Public and Regulatory Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Toronto Hydro
During this session, the President & CEO of ENWIN Utilities Ltd., and an active board member of several organizations, will speak about her career progression and involvement in all sectors of the MUSH (Municipalities, Universities, School Boards, & Hospitals). She will share best practices and lessons learned along the way that allowed her to advance her career.
Helga Reidel, President & CEO, ENWIN
3:00-3:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break
In this session, a female CEO will share her personal story of beating the odds to rise to the top of her organization, and share lessons learned along the way. Topics include:
Nicole McNeill, President & Chief Administrative Officer, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
Few experiences are more stressful than tackling a difficult situation. However, if handled well, these conversations can help promote a stronger and healthier workplace. This session will address:
Sandi Morrisseau, Indigenous Relations Advisor, STRAD
All are invited to participate in this interactive Q&A session designed to allow attendees to engage with presenters in an open forum.
5:00 p.m. :: Day One Adjourns
Thursday, April 22, 2021 : Central Time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Research demonstrates that authentic leaders help foster trust and open communication within an organization which in turn enhances engagement amongst team members. Authentic leadership can be challenging for women. There are those that may feel that staying true to one’s self could be negatively stereotyped. This session explores the key attributes of being an authentic leader and methods to incorporate into your daily work activities to help you lead with authenticity.
Tanya Messer, Manager, Distribution Control Centre, SaskPower
Lisa Hutchens, Vice President, Financial Services, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
Josie Erzetic, Chief Regulatory Officer & General Counsel, Electrical Safety Authority
Emily Thorn-Corthay, Chair, Energy Task Force, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
This session will include an overview and an update on progress within Catalyst’s Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) program. This program was designed to help men become influential role models to their male peers and act as agents of change to create an inclusive workplace. The goal of this program is to enable emerging and senior male leaders to develop critical inclusive leadership strategies, sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, and hone skills to make lasting impact. Vandana Juneja will be talking with a panel of men who will share their perspectives on the MARC program.
Moderator: Vandana Juneja, Executive Director, Canada, Catalyst
*Discussion panel featuring male panelists from the Men Advocating Real Change program
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. :: Morning Break
Successful companies need leadership at all levels. Each level of leadership brings its own benefits and challenges. During this session, panelists will discuss:
Kathy McCrum, Vice President, Human Resources & Safety, SaskPower
Margaret Kenequanash, CEO, Watay Power
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break
The energy landscape is rapidly evolving. Traditional centers of demand are being overtaken by fast growing emerging markets. The energy mix is shifting, driven by technological improvements and environmental concerns. More than ever, the energy industry needs to adapt to meet those changing needs and demands. In this session, we’ll look at current key areas of change and what the short-term and long-term future of energy will look like.
Shelley Moister-Davis, Senior Director, Landis + Gyr
Fostering a workplace culture that supports diversity and equity doesn’t only involve the integration of women into a workplace. Even organizations that have successfully achieved a significant amount of gender diversity within their workforce can face difficulties in achieving an inclusive culture that fosters women’s advancement. To be successful, companies must create workplace cultures that include, empower and inspire women at all levels and in all areas of the organization. This session will highlight the following objectives:
Robin Riddell, Vice-President Human Resources, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break
Oftentimes, succeeding as a leader takes a different skill set than those of our original roles. As a new or potential leader, adopting a role with management responsibilities can take time. This session will provide emerging leaders with advice and strategies to facilitate a smoother leadership transition. Panel topics will include:
Jodi Engel, Vice President, Human Resources and Employee Labour Relations, Toronto Hydro
Diane Roy, VP, Regulatory Affairs, Fortis BC
Kristyn Zorzi, Director, , Human Resources, Bruce Power
Diana Stephenson, Vice President, Public Affairs, ENMAX
4:45 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns
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.
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
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.
Case studies & PowerPoint presentations
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.