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.
Toronto Networking Meet-Up January 2019 (Women Only)
Featured Speaker: Malini Giridhar, Vice President, Market Development, Regulatory and Public Affairs at Enbridge Gas Distribution
Malini Giridhar is Vice President, Market Development, Regulatory and Public Affairs at Enbridge Gas Distribution, one of North America’s fastest growing utilities with a customer base of more than 2 million households and businesses.
Malini is accountable for regulatory strategy and execution, public affairs and stakeholder relations. She is also responsible for the company’s carbon strategy, including execution of its compliance obligations and development of lower carbon solutions, which includes the advancement of renewable natural gas, natural gas for transportation, geothermal energy, and energy conservation. In her previous executive role, Malini led the team responsible for Enbridge Gas’ largest capital project, working collaboratively with stakeholders to secure regulatory approval for a major pipeline reinforcement project in the GTA.
Malini is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a graduate degree in Economics. In addition to her day to day work at Enbridge, she is very passionate about the promotion of diversity, inclusion and personal development. Malini is an active supporter of Pathways to Education and YouthLink, which help youth at risk graduate from high school.
Inaugural Saskatchewan WiRE Chapter (Closed Event)
Featured Speaker: Jessica Nixon, BBA, MBA. Project Director, Economic Development Cowessess First Nation
Jessica joined Cowessess First Nation as the Project Director of Economic Development in May 2017. After graduating from the University of Regina with a degree in finance, Jessica worked for 6 years with a private consulting firm in the areas of feasibility analysis, business planning, sourcing funding, and project management. During this time, Cowessess First Nation was one of Jessica’s primary clients and Jessica was able to lead the Cowessess Wind Battery Demonstration project which was commissioned in May 2013. With a drive to work in project implementation and construction, Jessica spent the next 3 years with a large general contracting company working as a project manager, while obtaining her Masters degree in Business Administration. Now as the Director of Economic Development, Jessica is the primary resource for project development on behalf of the community. The recent commissioning of 400kW of additional solar generation has been a highlight this past year for Jessica and the team. Jessica looks forward to developing additional projects for Cowessess in the renewable energy sector!
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