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 November 2018 (Women Only)

Featured Speaker: Katie Ungard, Community Engagement Coordinator, QuadReal Property Group


Katie has nearly ten years of experience with non-profits and social service organizations through program development and delivery, project management, research and governance. Over the years her work has focused on youth leadership, gender, environment and other equity issues. In 2015, she was elected to the role of Vice President on the board of directors of the World YWCA, an international federated movement working for women's empowerment, leadership and rights in more than 100 countries and 20,000 local communities. On the board, Katie serves as Chair of Global Governance and Constitution and is a young woman representative for the board's HR committee. Prior to her position on the World YWCA board, she served on the board of YWCA Canada for 5 years, holding the position of Vice Chair from 2014-2015.

Katie has a Master of Environmental Studies from York University and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Guelph. She is currently the Community Engagement Coordinator for QuadReal Property Group, a Canadian real estate investment, development and management company that operates on a global scale. 

Thank you to event host Dickinson Wright Law Firm.

Date: Wednesday November 28, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: Dickinson Wright Law Firm: 2200-199 Bay St, Toronto ON M5L 1G4 
Cost: $10

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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