Thank you for attending Women Connected 2017 “Empowering Progress” on May 9, 2017 at One King West Hotel.  Click here to see photos, presentations and highlights from this year’s event. 

Women Connected is a premier speaker’s event designed for senior leaders as well as those just entering the workforce; working within and outside the energy sector. Now in its 5th year Women Connected continues to grow and gain popularity as one of the key events offered in the market place focusing on personal and professional development of women.

Click here to see the 2017 agenda.

What You Need to Know

What: EDA CON::NECT Women Connected 2017
Explore the ideas and issues of women in the electricity distributor sector.
Who: Board members, executives and sales & marketing.
When: May 9, 2017 from 8:00am – 4:00pm
Where: One King West Hotel – Toronto, ON
How Much: $365 for members and $465 for non-members before April 13, 2017.

Featured Speakers 

Marni Dicker
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Infrastructure Ontario
Jennifer Brighton
Clinical Director, Cameron Helps Co-Founder, Glen Abbey Therapy Clinician at The Mindfulness Clinic
Christine Laperierre
Executive Director, Advancement Centre, Women of Influence
Michelle Schurter
CEO & Founder, Millennial Strategist
Rebecca Black
Co-Founder & Co-Chair, Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)
Joanna Osawe
Co-Founder & Co-Chair, Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)
Linda Beairsto
Chief General Counsel & Corporate Counsel, Algonquin Power & Utilities
Lindsay Karpetz
Director, Light Rapid Transit Project Director Hurontario LRT & Hamilton LRT, Infrastructure Ontario
Jennifer Manning
General Counsel, NRStor
Lynn Parsons
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault's Financial Services Group
Danna Donald
Partner, Commercial, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Event Dates & Times

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Event Pricing

Early bird pricing – before April 13, 2017 $265.00 $365.00
Regular pricing – after April 13, 2017 $365.00 $465.00

* Prices do not include HST

Event Venue

This year’s Women Connected will be held at:

One King West Hotel
1 King St W,
Toronto, ON M5H 1A1
Map & Directions


One King West

The EDA has set up a discount rate for attendees of Women Connected. Please contact the hotel directly at 1-866-470-5464 and quote The Electricity Distributors Association or the group code 161019ELEC.

Rooms are limited and the discounted rate is based on availability.


Sheraton Centre Toronto

For hotel acc2016-03-21_1242ommodations, the EDA offers a special rate at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, located at 123 Queen Street W., Toronto Ontario, M5H 2M9.

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Event Attendees

This event is open to members of the Electricity Distributors Association and non-members.

If you’re not already a member and wish to join, click here.

The agenda of this meeting is geared towards board members, executives and sales & marketing.


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Women Connected 2017
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