Women in the Energy Transition

Recordings Profiling Women Leaders of the Energy Transformation (Sept....


Profiling Women Leaders of the Energy Transformation (Sept. 29, 2021)


Full and equal participation of women in Canada’s energy systems is crucial to our nation’s fight against climate change. This first dialogue in the Women in Energy Transformation series, presented by the Pembina Institute and GLOBE Series, brings together four women in a set of rapid-fire interviews exploring their energy transformation stories. Discover their contributions to drive change, learn about the barriers and opportunities they have experienced, and be part of the conversation about successfully achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in Canada by 2050.

Featured speakers include:

  • Kehkashan Basu, Founder & President, Green Hope Foundation
  • Jordyn Burnouf, Sr. Associate, Medicine Rope Strategies, and Member, Indigenous Clean Energy Advisory Council
  • Heather Campbell, Executive Director, Clean Technology, Alberta Innovates
  • Alexandra Tavasoli, CEO, The Solistra Corporation and Finalist, MaRS Discovery District’s Women In Cleantech Challenge

Minding the Gap: Barriers and Key Themes in Equality and Inclusion (Nov. 24, 2021)

Building on the outcomes from the first dialogue, the second dialogue of the Women in Energy Transformation series focuses on key themes surrounding gender equity and inclusion emerging at COP26 and takes a deeper dive into barriers for women in the energy sector as identified from the Pembina Institute’s recent report. In this highly interactive session, we explore these barriers as peers and begin to discuss ways to overcome them in our collective path towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in Canada by 2050.

This session features an opening plenary interview with Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change, Patricia Fuller, moderated by GLOBE Series’ Managing Director, Elizabeth Shirt. Featured speakers include:

  • Bipasha Baruah, Professor & Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, University of Western Ontario
  • Luisa Da Silva, Executive Director, Iron & Earth
  • Maryam Monsef, Canada’s Former Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development
  • Anna Stukas, VP Business Development, Carbon Engineering Ltd


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