Energy Innovators Roundtable Series | Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Ontario Energy Sector

81 minute read
22 October 2021

Gowling WLG Speakers:

In an evolving global energy market, Canadian employers need to draw upon our country's vast array of skills, experiences, and perspectives in order to keep pace.

In Ontario and elsewhere across the country, gaps remain when it comes to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). The recent Canadian-led Equal by 30 survey revealed that women of colour, women with disabilities, and women facing mental health challenges encounter some of the most significant barriers to entry in the energy sector. Other energy sector research underscores the critical importance of EDI and the significant work yet to be done across all aspects of EDI.

Gowling WLG, alongside a panel of energy industry thought leaders, take a closer look at EDI challenges and opportunities facing the domestic energy sector. Building off of last year's successful EDI in Energy discussion, the panel unpack key lessons learned from the broad social and cultural shifts which occurred throughout the past year, as well as what can be expected in the future for Ontario and Canada's energy sectors.


  • Thomas J. Timmins - Partner & Leader of the Energy Sector Group (Canada), Gowling WLG
  • Neena Gupta - Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Indy Butany-DeSouza - President & CEO, Elexicon Energy Inc.
  • Vinay Mehta - General Counsel, Alectra Utilities Corporation
  • Lisa Oelke - Director Partnerships, StepUp Energy Management
  • Susannah Robinson - VP, EPCOR Ontario Utilities Inc.
  • Laura McGee - Founder & CEO, Diversio

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CPD Information

*This program is eligible for up to 1.5 hours of EDI Professionalism credits with the LSO, 1.5 hours of Practice Management credit with the LSBC, and may be eligible for up to 1.5 hours of CPD/CLE credits in other jurisdictions.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

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