What does it take to make it to the senior executive ranks of the most powerful energy and engineering corporations in the country - or build your own? How does one break through corporate roadblocks to achieve a seat at the boardroom table? And once at the top, what can senior leaders do to help build a gender inclusive future for the next generation of leaders entering the industry?
On October 4th we sit down with three HR thought leaders to hear about the best practices and transformative thinking that is supporting the hiring and advancement of women, accelerating organizational change, and ultimately building a stronger, more equal, and more diverse energy workforce:
- Krista Pell, Vice President, People & Performance – Americas/Europe, Ausenco, is an experienced business leader with 17 years of Human Resources and Talent Management experience. As a passionate leader who has dedicated her entire career to energizing and developing high potential teams around the world, Krista is keen on challenging traditional thinking to build engagement.
- Sarah Walters, Vice-President, Human Resources, Cenovus Energy Inc, has more than 20 years of international strategic HR and organizational development experience gained within the rail, National Health Service and oil & gas industries. In this role, Sarah has become an advocate for sponsorship and recently engaged as a mentee herself.
- Nancy Foster is Senior Vice President, Human & Corporate Resources, at Husky Energy, an integrated energy company that ranks among Canada's largest petroleum companies. She has a personal passion for mentoring the next generation of female leaders.
Each of our panelists share a lifelong commitment to their careers in the oil and gas industry, as well as unique stories of professional success – but perhaps even more critically, they share decades of combined thought leadership on how to shape a more inclusive future for the industry at large. Through candid personal insights and years of insider experience and perspective, they will educate and inspire both the individual striving for career advancement and the organization looking for strategic guidance on how to achieve a more diverse and inclusive environment.