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Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ – Regional Event – Calgary
Stand In Her Shoes and celebrate Canada’s most powerful women
What makes Top 100 Winners the most powerful women in Canada?
They are resilient, strong, and they have grit. They inspire you to see from their perspectives, learn and grow. They have faced professional and personal challenges and have come out the other side with a stronger sense of purpose and drive.
Join us for a Cocktail in recognition and celebration of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba’s 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Winners!
5:00 PM Registration & Networking
5:55 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks
6:00 PM Keynote – Janice Price – President and CEO, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Winner of 2018 Top 100 BMO Arts, Sports & Entertainment Award
6:20 PM Awards Presentations
6:30 PM Cocktail & Networking
6:50 PM Interview
- Interviewee – Manjit Minhas – CEO and Co-Founder, Minhas Breweries and Distilleries, Winner of 2018 Top 100 Entrepreneurs Award
- Interviewer – Jocelyn Laidlaw – Senior News Anchor, CTV News Calgary
7:10 PM Awards Presentation
7:15 PM Cocktail & Networking
7:30 PM Panel Discussion
- Moderator – Dr. Jodi L. Abbott – President and CEO, NorQuest College, Winner of 2018 Top 100 PwC Public Sector Leaders Award
- Panelist – Heather Christie-Burns – President and CEO, High Ground Energy Inc., Winner of Top 100 CIBC Trailiblazers & Trendsetters Award
- Panelist – Alexandra Nuth – Managing Director, Challenger Bank Initiative, ATB Financial, Winner of Top 100 Telus Future Leaders Award
8:20 PM Awards Presentations
8:25 PM Closing Remarks
Janice Price – President and CEO, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Winner of 2018 Arts, Sports & Entertainment Award
Janice Price has more than over 30 years of experience as a senior executive in leadership roles in the arts and entertainment sector in Canada and the United States. As founding CEO of Toronto’s Luminato Festival, she helped it become one of the world’s largest and most respected annual multi-arts festivals. She has served on numerous national and international arts sector boards and currently serves on the board of Business for the Arts and on the Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta.
Manjit Minhas – CEO and C0-Founder, Minhas Breweries and Distilleries
Winner of 2018 Top 100 Entrepreneurs Award
Manjit Minhas and her brother and business partner, Ravinder Minhas, launched their business when she was just 19. Today, Minhas Breweries is the ninth-largest brewer in the world, with over 90 brands of beers, spirits, liqueurs and wines, and their products are sold globally. She has built the business with a focus on social responsibility and sustainability and personally donates her time and money to many philanthropic endeavours that benefit youth and help educate girls in STEM.
Jocelyn Laidlaw – Senior News Anchor, CTV News Calgary
Jocelyn Laidlaw is the anchor of CTV News Calgary’s Noon and 5pm newscasts.
A journalist since 1994, Jocelyn has been a reporter, producer and anchor. Over the years she has covered the arrest of serial killer Robert Pickton, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Canadian Tour, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the Wedding of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and countless local stories that left their mark.
Over the years, she has interviewed many famous newsmakers. But Jocelyn remains most deeply touched by the countless Canadians who are not household names, but who share their stories and speak out against injustice in an effort to make ours a better country. She thrives on breaking news and has spent much of her career reaching out to victims of crime to help tell their stories.
Raised in Vancouver, Jocelyn’s professional journey brought her to CTV Calgary in 2003. She proudly offers her time to many worthy charities that make a difference in the community.
Jocelyn loves to travel with her husband and their young son.
Dr. Jodi L Abbott – President and CEO, NorQuest College
Winner of 2018 Top 100 PwC Public Sector Leaders Award
Since joining the college in 2010, Dr. Jodi Abbott has more than doubled NorQuest’s student population through expanded credit and non-credit programming; unveiled innovative partnerships including the Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centre, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation Hospitality Institute, the NorQuest College ATB Agency, and the Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership; and enhanced NorQuest’s brand recognition. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her international work with figure skating and for championing improved health-care services. This is her second Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award.
Heather Christie-Burns – President and CEO, High Ground Energy Inc.
Winner of 2018 Top 100 CIBC Trailblazers & Trendsetters Award
A professional engineer and entrepreneur, Heather Christie-Burns has been building successful companies for the past 14 years. In 2014, she co-founded High Ground, one of a very few ‘blind pool’ (building from no assets) private company startups in Alberta in the last four years. With a $230 million equity backing it purchased assets from Penn West Petroleum and has transformed it from a liability-weighted legacy gas base without cash flow into a healthy going concern. She has been recognized for her leadership and is a mentor to high-performing female leaders.
Alexandra Nuth – Managing Director, Challenger Bank Initiative, ATB Financial
Winner of 2018 Top 100 Telus Future Leaders Award
Alexandra Nuth leads the team responsible for standing up a new digital venture for the organization. Responsible for a multi-million-dollar capital expenditure budget, she drives the strategy and activities across a wide range of work streams. Nuth is active in her community, serving on the boards of the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the Alberta Science Network, and on the
Haskayne School of Business’ industry advisory council and the Calgary Stampede’s next generation committee.
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