Women in electricity - it's our conversation

TORONTO, April 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Connect with prominent Canadian women at the Electricity Distributors Association's (EDA) Women Connected conference at the Design Exchange in Toronto on May 3. New ideas will be brought forward on enhancing business success and personal career growth by leveraging the value that women bring to the table.

Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Canada Research Chair in Global Women's Issues, has been investigating women's employment and gender inequity around the world in the clean energy sector and will share her recommendations on making the most of women's skill sets.

Strong mentors are also key to building women up in the sector. Anna Murray, Founder of Young Women in Energy, will address how meeting the right people, in the right way, at the right time can help women build a sustainable career.

Joining the conversation are a number of other experts who will shed light on issues like workforce diversity and the value of "intrapreneurship", an approach to corporate mentorship from within:

  • Dr.Wendy Cukier, Vice President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University
  • Rebecca Heaslip, Chief Talent Advisor and President, LEADERSHIP INSIGHT Inc.
  • Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Canadian Board Diversity Council and the Women's Executive Network
  • Chitra Anand, Head of Public Relations, Microsoft Canada
  • The Hon. Tracey MacCharles, Minister Responsible for Women's Issues.

Featured speakers, program and registration details for Women Connected are available at www.eda-connect.ca.

Media Passes available on request.

About the EDA
The Electricity Distributors Association is the voice of Ontario's local electricity distribution sector, which consists primarily of municipally and privately owned local distribution companies. The distribution sector delivers power to Ontarians through 5.1 million residential, commercial and institutional customer accounts. The sector employs 10,000 people directly and makes hundreds of millions in direct contributions to both municipal and provincial revenues.

SOURCE Electricity Distributors Association

For further information: Jana Manolakos, Director, Corporate Affairs and Communications jmanolakos@eda-on.ca | 905-265-5337.


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