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. 

Calgary Networking Meet-Up October, 2019 (Open To All)

Kelly is a co-founder of BluEarth and she was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2015. Kelly is responsible for leading our operations team across Canada and the United States - ensuring the reliable and safe operations of all our renewable energy facilities. Prior to this appointment, Kelly served as Vice President of the Regulatory, Communications and Operations portfolios during BluEarth’s initial five years. Kelly has over 15 years’ experience in the renewable power sector. She has overseen the permitting of many pioneering wind, hydroelectric and solar facilities built across Canada, and has provided key oversight in the development of numerous wind, hydroelectric and solar power facilities.

Prior to BluEarth, Kelly held leadership roles at Canadian Hydro Developers and TransAlta Corporation, supporting the development of greenfield renewable energy projects and the operations of a diverse fleet of renewable energy facilities across Canada and the United States.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Calgary.

Kelly Matheson-King, Co-Founder and COO of BluEarth Renewables

Kelly Matheson-King, Co-Founder and COO of BluEarth Renewables

Date: 5:30PM-7:30PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Location:  Blakes, 855 2 Street Southwest #3500, Calgary, AB T2P 4K1

Cost: $10
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Montreal Networking Meet-Up October, 2019 (Women Only)

Eva Lotta Schmidt and Geneviève Gauthier

Eva Lotta Schmidt and Geneviève Gauthier

Date: 5:30PM-8:30PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Location: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. 1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 3000, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3B 4N8
Cost: $10
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Eva Lotta Schmidt - A graduate of a Master’s degree in intercultural communication from the University of Saarland, Eva Lotta Schmidt also studied at the University of Quebec in Montreal, and at McGill University. Active in the field of renewable energies for more than a decade, she piloted files on wind energy and bioenergy at the German Canadian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, before being appointed Director of Corporate Relations and responsible of business development, communications and government relations at ENERCON. Ms. Schmidt is a member of the boards of Transition Énergétique Québec, Nergica, as well as Écotech Québec, and is a member of the Quebec steering committee of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

Geneviève Gauthier- Since 1999, Ms. Gauthier has been providing organizations in both the public and private sectors with specialized energy-efficiency advisory services. Ms. Gauthier is now the National Director - Consulting Services with Econoler, an international consulting firm with 35 years of experience in the design, implementation, evaluation and financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects. She is the co-author of The Canadian Energy Efficiency Outlook: A National Effort to Tackling Climate Change, a book to be published by Fairmount Press in the fall of 2018. She is also the co-instigator and technical lead of BOMA Québec launched Building Energy Challenge (Défi énergie en immobilier), a four-year competition to encourage building owners, managers, and tenants in reducing building-related GHG emissions.

Ottawa Networking Meet-Up November, 2019 (Women Only)

Anne Raphaelle Audoin, Co-founder of the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity(CanCORE)

Anne Raphaelle Audoin, Co-founder of the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity(CanCORE)

Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin has been working in the natural resources sector for over 10 years. With a post-secondary degree in Political Science, Anne-Raphaëlle focused on studying law, more specifically environmental law, earning a civil law degree and a common law degree from the University of Ottawa.

Date: 5:30PM-7:30PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Location: TCC Canada – The Corporate Centre. 100 Metcalfe Street, Suite 200. Ottawa, ON K1P 5M1

Cost: $10
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After completing her Master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Management at Dalhousie University, she worked for several years as an Environmental and Social Impacts Management Specialist for Hatch Ltd., an international engineering consulting firm. In her current role as President of WaterPower Canada – the hydropower sector voice in Canada – she promotes the many attributes of waterpower and the fundamental role it plays in the fight against climate change.

Anne speaks French, English and Spanish and is certified in project Planning and Controls. She is also a co-founder of the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity(CanCORE). In 2019, Anne-Raphaëlle was appointed by the Canadian federal government to serve on the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Joint Public Advisory Committee), a trilateral organization with the mission to promote continental cooperation in ecosystem protection and sustainable economic development, and to ensure active public participation and transparency in the actions of the Commission.

Save The Date: November, 2019 (Women Only)

Our Toronto Networking Meet-up in November will feature a panel discussion on emerging technologies. Please check the WiRE website in the coming weeks for further details.
November 13th: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: KPMG - Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay St #4600, Toronto

Mississauga Networking Meet-Up: Digital Trends in the Water and Wastewater Industry, November, 2019 (Women Only)

Keren Verch. National Sales Account Executive - Water Utility Segment at Schneider Electric

Keren Verch. National Sales Account Executive - Water Utility Segment at Schneider Electric

Keren Verch is an experienced business development professional in the energy management industry since 2013. She has worked with electrical utilities, fortune 500, and SMB's, to provide energy management solutions to help reduce carbon footprint and save costs. Most recently Keren has transitioned to a national role responsible for the water utility segment after spending 2.5 years focused on building automation.

Date: 5:30PM-7:30PM on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: 5985 McLaughlin Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5R 1B8. Schneider Electric

Cost: $10
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At Schneider, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to do more with less, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.
We are committed to unleash the infinite possibilities of an open, global, innovative community that is passionate with our Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values. www.se.com/ca/

Burlington Networking Meet-Up: Post Carbon Solutions to Address Climate Change, December, 2019
(Women Only)

Lisa Barber. Director of Solutions Development at CEM Engineering

Lisa Barber. Director of Solutions Development at CEM Engineering

Date: 5:30PM-7:30PM on Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: Unit 105. 3027 Harvester Road, St. Burlington, ON L7N 3G7. Keller Williams Edge Realty Brokerage.

Cost: $10
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Lisa brings her skills and experience to help industrial clients increase earnings through efficient energy use and energy cost reduction initiatives. She takes a customer-first, consultative approach to working with clients, and is driven by the desire to help clients by providing them with solutions tailored to their specific needs and objectives. With a background in reciprocating engines, Lisa offers a full and transparent due diligence process on Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) generation projects including geotech, proper equipment selection, environmental permitting, and utility connections. Over the last 2.5 years, Lisa has provided clients with approximately 16.3MW of power generation under a turnkey/EPC execution, and in her past has developed new markets in various business segments in the mining, construction, natural gas compression and marine markets.

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