WiRE Networking Meet-ups

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 Business Development & Regulatory at Enbridge Gas Distribution

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Thank you to event host Grant Thornton Ltd

Date: Wednesday January 23, 2019 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: Grant Thornton Ltd: 11th Floor, 200 King Street West


Malini Giridhar is Vice President, Market Development and Regulatory 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.

Toronto Networking Meet-Up February 2019 (Women Only)

Featured Speaker: Jamie McMillan, Owner of KickAss Careers, HWDSB Skills Powered by Women

Growing up Jamie wasn’t aware of the vast opportunity in the construction industry. She wanted to be a miner like her father but was discouraged by its absence of women. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a health care professional. Jamie spent years working in health care facilities, homecare, and bartending/serving at restaurants and pubs.

Discovering the trades changed her career path and gave her a feeling of self-worth and empowerment. Jamie became fascinated and intrigued by her desire to learn to create with steel and figure out ways to put it all together with cranes, rigging, bolts, and welds. She loved the physical challenges, being one of the crew, and seeing the results of the work everyone did together knowing it would stand there for years to come.  She knew there had to be others out other who would love to find a job that made them happy. Since then she has become extremely passionate about encouraging others to seek out similar pathways.


Date: 5:30PM - 7:30PM on Wed. Feb. 13, 2019
Location: KPMG- 333 Bay St, Suite 4600 Toronto, ON M5H 2S5
Cost: $10

Guelph Networking Meet-Up February 2019 (Women Only)

Featured Speaker: Marlen Aleman, Asset Management Specialist in the Asset and Facilities Management Solutions business unit at Walter Fedy.

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Date: 5:30PM - 7:30PM on Wed. Feb. 27, 2019
Location: Innovation Guelph @ 111 Farquhar Street (3rd Floor)  Guelph, ON  N1H 3N4
Cost: $10

Marlen Aleman is an experienced Asset Management Specialist in the Asset and Facilities Management Solutions business unit at Walter Fedy. Her talk will dive into the topic of renewable energy integration to existing buildings and its potential challenges from the perspective of facilities management, and will give a close look at a case study in this area.

Marlen has been in the Sustainable Buildings Consulting industry for over 10 years. She is certified as a LEED Green Associate and a Facilities Management Professional with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Project and Facilities Management. Marlen is a sustainability advocate and has helped hundreds of buildings get recognized for their sustainability practices.

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