WiRE Networking Meet-ups
Women Only. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Compelling Presenters. Welcoming Environment. Women Only.

Join discussions that focus on building skills and networks for jobs and roles in the energy sector. WiRE meet-ups present a welcoming and casual opportunity to meet peers, share ideas and opportunities, and educate colleagues about projects and initiatives of interest to the group. All women working in a field related to renewable energy are invited, as are students and developing professionals who are looking for perspectives on joining the renewable energy sector. 


Ottawa Networking Meet-Up (Women Only)

Featured Speaker: Norma Panetta, Member Program Specialist, Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

Norma has always been mindful of the changing climate and the need to help the environment. Growing up at a time where people were discussing acid rain, the depletion of the ozone layer and the benefits of recycling, her awareness gave her the insight and encouragement to continue to protect this blue planet that we call home into adulthood. Her decisions in life made her who she is now. Through Norma's employment with the Canadian Wind Energy Association as the Member Program Specialist, she engages with potential and current members and collaborates on a number of projects to provide knowledge to Canadians on the clean, affordable and beneficial aspects of wind energy within their community.

Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Location: Heart and Crown in the Byward Market, 67 Clarence Street., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5

Space is Limited: Register Here

Norma Panetta, Member Program Specialist, Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

Norma Panetta, Member Program Specialist, Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

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Toronto Networking Meet-UP (Women Only)

Featured Speaker: Christine Laperriere, Lead Coach and Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre

Presentation: “How to Perform at Your Best without all of the Stress”

Speaker Christine Laperriere is presenting an entertaining and engaging talk targeted towards helping highly motivated women tackle the challenge of feeling too much stress. Christine will address the multiple factors that make us feel this way, she will also touch on the psychology of stress and high-performance behavior.

As Lead Coach and Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, Christine Laperriere is focused on helping leaders enhance their leadership capabilities to grow high performing teams.

Christine Laperriere, Lead Coach and Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre

Christine Laperriere, Lead Coach and Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre

Christine started her career with an undergraduate and master’s degree in mechanical engineering. After years as a design engineer, she joined a management consulting firm and gained further expertise on restructuring and implementing organizational change. In 2008 she made the bold decision to begin her own business selling and leading sales training and leadership development programs. Today she helps companies improve workplace culture; implement coaching philosophies into the workplace and helps leaders operate at their maximum potential.

She currently holds certifications in Transformative Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), psychotherapy, and Miller Heiman business development processes as well as a six-sigma black belt certification. This training and experience informs her ability to support corporate leaders who need to leverage each person’s knowledge, insight, and wisdom more effectively to get business results. In addition to her role as Executive Director, she also teaches a number of corporate and public courses with a focus on business development, corporate culture and personal empowerment.

Christine has worked with numerous companies over the past 12 years of her consulting career and has an archive of blog-talk-radio interviews. She has been featured as a subject matter expert regularly in Women of Influence Magazine for the past four years.

Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Location: Gowlings. 100 King Street West. Suite 1600, Toronto, On M5X 1G5

Space is Limited: Register Here


Calgary Networking Meet-Up (Women Only)

Featured Speaker: Kathy Bolton, Chief Financial Officer, Co-founder - BluEarth Rnewables

Kathy is a co-founder of BluEarth and, as Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for financial and strategic planning, corporate planning and reporting, risk management, tax and treasury functions and human resources. With over 15 years experience, Kathy has been involved in many aspects of the development lifecycle, including securing project financing, negotiating partnership agreements, securing contracts for major equipment and services, and managing financial and insurance risk. Kathy has played a key role in securing approximately $1 billion in acquisitions for BluEarth. Prior to BluEarth, Kathy was the Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Hydro Developers, a publicly-traded renewable energy company. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Accountant.

Date: Monday October 30, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: 607 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1

Space is Limited: Register Here!

    Kathy Bolton, Chief Financial Officer, Co-founder - BluEarth Rnewables

    Kathy Bolton, Chief Financial Officer, Co-founder - BluEarth Rnewables


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