Bringing together professionals from across the sector and province, the 6th annual Women’s Connected was a huge success.  The highly anticipated event themed “Accelerating the Future Together” took place in the historic Crystal Ballroom of the OMNI King Edward Hotel and brought in delegates from across Ontario.

Speakers covered an array of topics including mentorship, data analytics, creating a female-friendly work culture and much more.  The event proved to be an impressive showing of progressive thinking, innovative solutions and engaging and motivational sessions.  The event also offered fantastic opportunities to network, make connections and learn more about future opportunities within the industry.

The EDA would like to thank everyone for attending.

We would also like to offer as special thank you to our presenting sponsor, the Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. (NPEI) as well as our partners for the event Women in Renewable Energy, Women in Electricity and Women in Energy Canada.  We look forward to welcoming you at our next Women Connected event!

2018 Women Connected Presenters

We are thankful to our 2017 Women Connected presenters, who shared their valuable perspectives on the challenges and opportunities around diversity in the workplace.

Linda Beairsto
Chief General Counsel & Corporate Counsel, Algonquin Power & Utilities
Lynn Parsons
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault's Financial Services Group
Danna Donald
Partner, Commercial, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Jane Taber
Vice President, NATIONAL Public Affairs
Shelley Babin
Vice President - Law & General Counsel, Ontario Power Generation
Heather Crawford
General Counsel, Fengate Capital Management
Stephen Furlan
Partner, McCarthy Tetrault
Sarah C. deGuzman
Partner - Audit, KPMG
Andrea Holmes
Manager - Data & Analysis, KPMG
Janice McMichael-Dennis
President & CEO, Bluewater Power Distribution
Suzanne Wilson
Vice President - Finance, Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.
Terri Robinson
Performance Partner, Persway
Gillian Dingle
Partner, Torys LLP
Michelle Branigan
CEO, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)
Lynn Dollin
President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)


2018 Women Connected Presentations

  1. The Spectrum of Data Analytics: Sarah C. deGuzman, Partner – Audit, KPMG and Andrea Holmes, Manager – Data & Analytics, KPMG
  2. The Art of Negotiation: Gillian Dingle, Partner, Torys LLP
  3. The Role of Mentorship Programs: Michelle Branigan, CEO, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)
  4. Municipal Politics: Are Ontario Party Leaders Listening? Lynn Dollin, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)