Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Powered by Women Connected on November 25


October 8, 2021

Join the EDA on November 25 from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for a full day of content and networking.

Suzanna Zagar, CEO of the Ontario Energy Board will kick-off the day as our opening keynote. She will be followed by panel discussions on Combatting Systemic Racism and Overcoming Unconscious Bias. The afternoon will feature presentations on social impact and how technology is driving community value. The day will close with a panel discussion on how leadership can change the diversity conversation.

Women Connected continues to grow and gain popularity as a key industry event focused on personal and professional development. It is designed for everyone from entry level to senior management positions, and will appeal to participants from both inside and outside the energy sector. This year’s event will be held virtually and allow for interactive engagement.

Member Single Registration       $149 + HST
Non-Member Single Registration          $199 + HST
Member Team of 10           $1,340 + HST
Non-Member Team of 10  $1,790 + HST

Go HERE to register 



8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Teresa Sarkesian, President & CEO, Electricity Distributors Association

9:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote

Susanna Zagar, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Energy Board

9:45 a.m.

Combatting Systematic Racism: Why It’s Important

Megan Telford, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hydro One

Heather Chalmers, President & CEO, GE Canada

Shelley Babin, Senior Vice President – Law & General Counsel, and

Chief Ethics Officer, OPG (invited)

10:45 a.m.



11:00 a.m.

Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Sarita Addy PhD, Manager, Learning & Knowledge Solutions,

Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion

Lisa Knight, Managing Partner, LLH Knightsbridge

Pamela Jeffery, Founder, The Prosperity Project

Stuart Sherman, CEO, IMC – Moderator

12:00 p.m.

Lunch & Networking Tables

1:00 p.m.

How Social Impact Will Affect Business

Silvia Gonzalez-Zamora, National Inclusion and Diversity Practice Leader, KPMG

1:45 p.m.

Technology Driving Community Value

Heather Kleb, Director, Next Generation and Nuclear Technology,

Bruce Power

2:15 p.m.


2:30 p.m.

How Can Leadership Change the Diversity Conversation

Teresa Sarkesian, President & CEO, Electricity Distributors Association

Indy Butany-DeSouza, President & CEO, Elexicon Energy

Jenny Alfandary, President & CEO, Westario Power

Janice McMichael-Dennis, President & CEO, Bluewater Power

3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Teresa Sarkesian, President & CEO, Electricity Distributors Association

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