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Women in Rail

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) is hosting its 2nd annual Canadian Women in Rail event June 8-9, 2022. This year, our themes will focus on how men can become better allies for gender equality and how to mentor women within your organization. The event will be two hours a day, over a two-day period.

Registration link: Webinar Registration – Zoom

DAY 1 June 8: Women in Rail

Time Presenter/Theme
Moderator: Jennifer Ménard-Shand, Indigenous-French Canadian Entrepreneur
12:30–12:35 Opening remarks by Caroline Healey, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Railway Association of Canada
12:3513:00 Keynote Speaker: Corina Moore, President and CEO, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission
13:0013:45 How to mentor women in rail: Whether this is a personal initiative you are undertaking or you work within a company who provides mentorship to women, this topic is of utmost importance now more than ever.

Fiona Murray, former executive at CN

Rita Toporowski, Vice-President Customer Experience, VIA Rail

Lisa Smith, Assistant Vice President, Safety, Environmental and Regulatory, Cando Rail & Terminals

France Pégeot, Chair, Canadian Transportation Agency

14:15–14:30 Question and answer
14:30 Closing remarks Caroline Healey, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Railway Association of Canada

DAY 2 June 9: Women in Business

Time Presenter/Theme
Moderator: The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Vice-Chair of Global Investment Banking at CIBC and former Minister of Transport, Labour and Natural Resources
12:30–12:35 Opening remarks by Stéphanie Montreuil, Senior Director, Communications and Media Relations, Railway Association of Canada
12:40–13:05 Keynote Speaker:
Men, Business, and the Gender Equality Advantage by Dr. Michael Kaufman, Author
13:00–14:15 Tools for women to be assertive in the workplace and how to help men become allies for women

Paula Copeland, Vice President, Engagement & Sustainability, Port Saint John
Marie-Chantal Savoy, Vice-President, Strategy and Communications, Logistec
Kim Wheeler, Host/producer of Auntie Up! the podcast and the host of The Kim Wheeler Show on SiriusX
14:15–14:30 Question and answer
14:30
Closing remarks Stéphanie Montreuil, Senior Director, Communications and Media Relations, Railway Association of Canada

 

Please find the agenda, registration and sponsorship opportunities below: