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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.

DAY 1 June 8: Women in Rail

Time Presenter/Theme
Moderator: TBD
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
Cynthia Garneau, President and CEO, 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 (confirmed)
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 (confirmed)
Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse, Assembly of First Nations (confirmed)
Marie-Chantal Savoy, Vice-President, Strategy and Communications, Logistec (confirmed)
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:

  • Agenda: Coming soon!

  • Sponsorship package: Coming soon!