Events

Boardroom Diversity and its impacts on Energy Investments

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Join us on December 13, 2017 at noon for a panel discussion on:

Boardroom Diversity Impacts Profitability; Is Diversity a Factor in Energy Investments?

WHEN:    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
WHERE:   geoLOGIC Classroom, +15Lvl, 2nd Floor, Aquitaine Tower 540 – 5th Ave SW
WHEN:     12:00 Noon

Some topics will  be discussed:

Women on boards and the ‘comply or explain’ rule
Companies listed on the TSX (but not the TSX Venture Exchange) are currently required under securities law to provide disclosure regarding the representation of women among their directors and executive officers (Caroline Moreau, February 27, 2017)

Companies With More Women in Management Positions Are More Profitable
A recent study shows that having at least 30% of women in leadership positions in companies results in greater profitability. Analyzing 21,980 publicly traded companies in 91 countries, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and EY demonstrate that having a management group comprising of at least 30% women will add 6% to the company’s net profit margin. “The evidence on women in the C-suite is robust: no matter how we torture the data we get the same result: women in the C-suite are associated with higher profitability.” (Marcus Noland, director of studies at the Peterson Institute)
Has this information influenced the number of women on boards and in leadership positions in the Energy Industry? If not; why not?

We have asked a number of professionals to come and discuss this topic from the perspective of investment banking, legal implications of board governance and disclosure of Boards of Directors.

Panelists:
1- Erin Poeta, Manager at Hugessen Consulting
2- Roger Serin, P. Eng. Managing Director and Senior Energy Advisor TD Securities Global Energy and Power Investment Banking Group
3- Janel Young, Associate – Corporate Group Stikeman Elliott LLP

Moderator:  Wendy Shier, P. Geol., Strategy Advisor, WCP Strategy, Chair, Women’s Leadership Network-Action Committee, Husky Energy.

Biographies:

erin'Erin Poeta, Manager at Hugessen Consulting. Prior to joining Hugessen, Erin worked in the operations and business development department at a Canadian manufacturer of environmental protection technologies. Erin later worked as an implementation-based management consultant across a variety of industries, namely, healthcare, and financial services. Throughout her university and professional tenure, Erin also spent time working with organizations within the realm of social finance, impact investing and corporate sustainability. Erin graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2010 with an Honours Business Administration degree and a certificate of Global Leadership for her academic and professional experiences abroad. Prior to Ivey, Erin spent a semester abroad at Menéndez Pelayo International University studying Spanish and international business.

rogerRoger A. Serin, P.Eng., Managing Director, Senior Energy Advisor, TD Securities Managing Director and since August 2013, Senior Energy Advisor to TD Securities Global Energy and Power Investment Banking Group, located in Calgary. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and the Head of Energy Research, also at TD Securities. Roger joined TD Newcrest (the predecessor to TD Securities) in January 2003 as an oil & gas analyst covering the mid-cap E&P sector. During his time at TD Securities he also provided research coverage for the oilfield services sector. Roger is a professional engineer who has over 25 years of oil & gas industry experience with various large and small oil & gas companies and over 15 years in sell side research and Investment Banking. He was consistently top ranked in Brendan Wood surveys as an analyst in a number of categories. In addition, he was a partner in the predecessor firm to GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd., one of Calgary’s premier evaluation consulting firms. Roger graduated with a B.Sc. (Honors) in mechanical engineering from Queens University in 1975.

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Janel Young, Associate – Corporate Group Stikeman Elliott LLP. Janel Young is an associate in the Corporate Group of Stikeman Elliott LLP whose practice focuses on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and securities. She acts for private and public companies and investment funds on a broad range of matters including public and private offerings of securities, initial public offerings, asset and share purchase and sale transactions, plan of arrangement transactions and corporate reorganizations. Janel also acts for public entities with respect to stock exchange listings, corporate governance, and securities regulatory compliance matters. Janel attended the University of British Columbia (J.D. 2012) and Queen’s University (First Class Honours B. Comm. 2009).

wendyWendy Shier, P. Geol., Strategy Advisor, WCP Strategy, Chair, Women’s Leadership Network-Action Committee, Husky Energy. Throughout her more than twenty-year career, Wendy Shier has held various technical and leadership positions with small, mid-size and major oil and gas producers in Calgary. These include Geologist, Team Lead, Geoscience Manager, and Strategy Advisor. Wendy has developed a passion for mentoring, coaching and leadership. In addition to finding and developing hydrocarbon pools, leading teams through good and bad economic times, aligning and developing strategies and processes, Wendy has taken on additional roles that support career development, leadership development and diversity. In her role of Challenge Champion at BP, Wendy supported new graduate engineering, geoscience, and commercial employees by facilitating mentorship relations, coordinating job rotations, and advocating for training. Since joining Husky, Wendy has served on Husky’s Diversity and Respectful Workplace Council, coordinated and actively participated in formal and informal mentoring programs, Co-chaired an internal Technical Forum and is currently the Chair of Husky’s Women’s Leadership Network.

 

 

 

 

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Building Your Financial Strength

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This coming October 5th, GeoWomen will be having Vanessa Stockbrugger – Founder of Womencents to talk about Building Your Financial Strength. She will share us :

– How to build your financial awareness, knowledge, and confidence

– Tips for improving your overall financial health and the positive impacts this has on your life today and compounded into the future

– How to decrease your financial risk against future life challenges

WHEN   |  Thursday, October 5, 2017

WHERE | geoLogic Classroom, +15 lvl, Aquitaine Tower, 540 – 5 Ave SW

AGENDA | 11:30 AM Networking
                     12:00 Presentation by Vanessa Stockbrugger

This is a free event – No registration required, women and men are invited to attend. Don’t forget to bring your lunch and questions

About Vanessa:

Vanessa Stockbrugger is the Founder of Womencents, where she helps her clients understand their finances and recognize how everyday decisions may be limiting their ability to reach their goals. Money decisions are based on mindset, knowledge, and attitudes, and will ultimately determine a person’s financial position.

Womencents focuses on developing financial security, confidence, and self-reliance for clients by providing independent and unbiased information and strategies. Womencents does not sell financial or insurance products. Clients can expect to achieve a better understanding of their financial position, recognize habits involving spending and saving and develop an effective system to meet their financial goals.

Vanessa holds a Business Administration Degree in Finance and spent a decade of her career as an Investment Banker at a major Canadian Bank. As a Vice President and Director, she was responsible for helping her clients make important strategic and financial decisions. Through her personal life experiences and a passion to help her clients reach their goals, Vanessa’s unique focus and expertise on helping women gain financial security and independence has improved the financial well-being of numerous women. Vanessa lives with her husband and two daughters in Calgary, Alberta.

 

Meeting AAPG President at CSPG

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Professionals from all geosciences and their companies are invited to a CSPG host reception to meet Charles Sternbach, President of AAPG. Students are also welcome to attend.

September 11, 2017 | 4 – 6pm

Barley Mill, 201 Barclay Parade SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4R5 Canada
How to register:

Check in CSPG website,  or contact Laurie Brazzoni, labrazzoni@hotmail.com

Price Includes: One drink ticket and appetizers.

GeoWomen September Event : The Power of Entropy in Building a Career

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GeoWomen are back!  We hope all of you have a great and wonderful summer. This coming September we are excited to have Hilary Foulkes, Professional Geologist & Chair of Tudor, Pickering Holt & Co. Securities Canada. Hilary will give a talk about the Power of Entropy in Building a Career.

WHEN   |  Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WHERE |  GeoLogic Classroom, +15 level, Aquitaine Tower, 540 – 5 Avenue SW

AGENDA | 11:30 AM Networking
12:00 Presentation by Hilary Foulkes

This is a free Event – No registration required, women and men are invited to attend.  Don’t forget to bring your lunch and questions

About Hilary:

hilary

Hilary began her career over 35 years ago as a hard rock geologist, working in remote exploration camps and then transitioned to the oil and gas industry. She worked on the oil rigs, and had technical roles in exploration, development and corporate planning over an almost 20 year time frame.  Her career then evolved from the technical application of geoscience, to the strategic. As a financial advisor, she brokered many merger and acquisition transactions and later, in an executive role, was the architect and lead negotiator of trend setting and award winning multi-billion dollar, international joint ventures.  She has had a number of executive roles in both investment banking and oil and gas operations, including Managing Director at Scotiabank and Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Penn West Exploration, which at the time was one of the largest Canadian oil companies.

Hilary is the founder and currently, Chair of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. Canada, a local branch of the global energy advisory firm based in Houston.  She is a Corporate Director for Enerplus Corporation and for private equity company, Modern Resources.  Hilary is also the Chair of “Let’s Talk Science”, a national science education foundation that promotes science literacy for children.

She served as a member of the Crude Oil and Liquids Advisory Panel during the 2015 Alberta Royalty Review, is a “Deloitte Women of Influence Speaker” and University of Waterloo Distinguished Alumni.

Hilary is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. She has a unique perspective on life, leadership and governance in Canada’s oil patch.

 

GeoWomen September Event : The Power of Entropy in Building a Career

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GeoWomen are back!  We hope all of you have a great and wonderful summer. This coming September we are excited to have Hilary Foulkes, Professional Geologist & Chair of Tudor, Pickering Holt & Co. Securities Canada. Hilary will give a talk about the Power of Entropy in Building a Career.

WHEN   |  Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WHERE |  GeoLogic Classroom, +15 level, Aquitaine Tower, 540 – 5 Avenue SW

AGENDA | 11:30 AM Networking
12:00 Presentation by Hilary Foulkes

This is a free Event – No registration required, women and men are invited to attend.  Don’t forget to bring your lunch and questions

About Hilary:

hilary

Hilary began her career over 35 years ago as a hard rock geologist, working in remote exploration camps and then transitioned to the oil and gas industry. She worked on the oil rigs and had technical roles in exploration, development and corporate planning over an almost 20-year time frame.  Her career then evolved from the technical application of geoscience to the strategic. As a financial advisor, she brokered many merger and acquisition transactions and later, in an executive role, was the architect and lead negotiator of trend setting and award winning a multi-billion dollar, international joint ventures.  She has had a number of executive roles in both investment banking and oil and gas operations, including Managing Director at Scotiabank and Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Penn West Exploration, which at the time was one of the largest Canadian oil companies.

Hilary is the founder and currently, Chair of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. Canada, a local branch of the global energy advisory firm based in Houston.  She is a Corporate Director for Enerplus Corporation and for private equity company, Modern Resources.  Hilary is also the Chair of “Let’s Talk Science”, a national science education foundation that promotes science literacy for children.

She served as a member of the Crude Oil and Liquids Advisory Panel during the 2015 Alberta Royalty Review, is a “Deloitte Women of Influence Speaker” and University of Waterloo Distinguished Alumni.

Hilary is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. She has a unique perspective on life, leadership, and governance in Canada’s oil patch.

 

Decoding the Interview: Insights from an HR Recruiter

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GeoWomen is excited to have Brian Palmer share his insights on interviews at our noon-hour event on June 26, 2017. Any job seeker knows that getting an interview is a step ahead in a job search. As a career coach and former recruiter who has led hundreds of interviews, Brian will share his expertise on getting your own unique brand across to potential employers.

The presentation will cover:

  • Three tips to prepare effectively for interviews
  • Answering the dreaded “tell me about yourself”
  • Acing your value proposition

WHEN   |  Monday, June 26, 2017

WHERE |  GeoLogic Classroom, +15 level, Aquitaine Tower, 540 – 5 Avenue SW

AGENDA |  11:30AM Networking
12:00 Presentation by Brian Palmer

This is a free Event – No registration required, women and men are invited to attend.  Don’t forget to bring your lunch and questions

MORE ABOUT BRIAN

BrianPalmerBrian is a strategic career professional with over twelve years of experience in the energy and consulting industries. He holds a Finance degree from the University of Calgary and has recruited and coached professionals in the Geosciences, Engineering, Business, Health & Safety, IT and HR.  His focus on career development has included roles as a recruiter, talent management advisor, new grad program coordinator, and career transition coach. In that time Brian has screened over 2800 resumes and led more than 300 interviews. He is passionate about helping others through active listening, thoughtful questions, and a kind and warm approach.

Brian is a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index (ELI-MP) and currently pursuing his Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation.

Update on Burgess Shale Hike

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Burgess Shale hike to Walcott Quarry is now SOLD OUT. However, registration for the Mt. Stephen is open. Register now to secure your spot!!  We are looking for two professionals to sponsor students. If you would like to be a sponsor please email to the Hike coordinator. Muzna : muzna.trq@gmail.com.

Event details:  Open for registration for Friday, July 14, 2017:
Mount Stephen Trilobite Beds
795 m (2,610 ft) elevation gain, 8 km (5 miles) round trip
$94.50 per person (each group will have 12 people max)
Meet at Burgess Shale Foundation in Field,BC 9:00AM. Guided hike will begin at 9:30AM.

Registration Details :
1) To register, click the following link:  Burgess Shale Guided Hikes
2) Please pick Mt. Stephen tour.
3) Scroll down for online booking and specify Friday, July 14th, 2017 for tour hike. If you wish to sponsor a student please add an extra ticket into your booking.
4) Once you click continue you will be prompted to fill in your personal information. If you are sponsoring a student please fill in your own name but provide (403) 466-4789 for contact number and muzna.trq@gmail.com for email. At the end of the page you will notice a “NOTE” section at the end of the page.
5) Please enter GEOWOMEN GROUP into this space, as it will help us place you under out tour group!

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