Women in the Energy Transformation Series

Women have been at the forefront of Canada’s energy system transformation for decades. As executives, educators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and...

Pembina Institute and GLOBE series

Women have been at the forefront of Canada’s energy system transformation for decades. As executives, educators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and innovators dedicated to a sustainable future, they’re leading emissions reduction strategies, advocating for a just transition, inventing cutting-edge clean technology, and much more. 

The work of women in energy will be pivotal in fighting the greatest challenge of our time—the climate crisis. It’s time to hear their stories. The Pembina Institute and GLOBE Series have partnered to bring you the Women in Energy Transformation Series—a national dialogue that celebrates the women advancing Canada’s transition to a clean economy, and identifies opportunities for more women to get involved.

Watch all four dialogues in the series below.

Towards an Equitable Net-Zero Future: Stories, Lessons Learned and Actions for Advancing Gender Equity  (October 14, 2022)

Wiet sponsos Oct 14 2022

Join us for the fourth and final dialogue of the Women in Energy Transformation Series, brought to you in proud partnership by GLOBE Series and the Pembina Institute. In this final virtual installment where we focus on building a more equitable energy sector, you’ll hear women leaders from a diversity of backgrounds and industries reflect on success stories, learnings, barriers and enablers to gender equality in the transition to a net-zero economy. Together, we’ll also explore some of the findings from Pembina’s recent report Equitable Net-zero: Recommendations for advancing gender equity in Alberta’s shift to net-zero. And you’ll get to connect and network with the women leaders selected to be profiled on our interactive digital platform. You won’t want to miss this inspiring and highly engaging culminating session of the Women in Energy Transformation Series! 

Featured speakers

  • Regional Chief Kluane AdamekAssembly of First Nations Yukon Region
  • Meredith Adler, Executive Director, Student Energy 
  • Melody Lepine, Director of Government and Industry Relations, Mikisew Cree First Nation Government 
  • Jane McDonald, Senior Vice-President, Climate and Nature Solutions
  • (Moderator) Carolyn Kim, Senior Director, Communities & Decarbonization Group, Pembina Institute
  • (Moderator) Elizabeth Shirt, President, GLOBE Series

Sponsor reflections

  • Arlene Strom, Chief Sustainability Officer and General Counsel, Suncor
  • Kimberley Grant, Manager, Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Acquisition, Enbridge

Women in Energy Transformation Dialogue 3: Solutions, Career Pathways, and Intergenerational Networking (March 31, 2022)

Wiet sponsors Mar 31 2022

Indigenous women are among Canada’s most dedicated and influential climate leaders. Many have experienced firsthand the impacts of climate change on their communities and now advocate strongly for better inclusion of Indigenous voices in climate and energy decision-making.

The Women in Energy Transformation Series is pleased to host its first in-person dialogue, co-hosted with Indigenous Clean Energy. Participants will dive deep into the experiences of Indigenous women in Canada’s energy sector through stories and networking. The voices of Indigenous climate leaders will be the guiding force in this solutions-oriented discussion.  Be sure to attend to meet and connect with others who are passionate about ensuring an equitable clean energy future.

Featured speakers

  • Freddie Huppé Campbell, Global Hub Program Manager, Indigenous Clean Energy
  • Chief Sharleen Gale, Chief, Fort Nelson First Nation, and Chair, First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC)
  • Terri Lynn Morrison, Associate Executive Director, Indigenous Clean Energy
  • (Moderator) Linda Coady, Executive Director, Pembina Institute

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

Wiet sponsors Sept 29 2021

Building on the outcomes from the first dialogue, the second dialogue of the Women in Energy Transformation series will focus on key themes surrounding gender equity and inclusion emerging at COP26 and take a deeper dive into barriers for women in the energy sector as identified from the Pembina Institute’s recent report, Women in Alberta's Energy Transition. Don’t miss this highly interactive session where we will 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 will take place as part of Destination Net Zero: Nature and Bioeconomy Days and feature an opening plenary interview with Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change, Patricia Fuller, moderated by GLOBE Series’ Managing Director, Elizabeth Shirt.

Opening plenary interview

  • Patricia Fuller, Ambassador for Climate Change, Government of Canada

Featured speakers 

  • 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
  • Deanna Burgart, Senior Instructor, University of Calgary
  • (Moderator) Elizabeth Shirt, Managing Director, GLOBE Series

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

wiet sponsors Nov 24 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 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

  • 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


  • Michelle George, VP Engineering & Storage and Transmission Operations, Enbridge 
  • Breanne Fox, Director of Commercial Management and Carbon Technology, Capital Power 
  • Rhona DelFrari, Chief Sustainability Officer & Senior Vice-President & Stakeholder Engagement, Cenovus 
  • Mollie Johnson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Low Carbon Energy, Natural Resources Canada 

Join us to celebrate the women who are advancing Canada’s transformation to a clean energy economy and have your voice heard via focused discussion groups and networking activities.

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