Words of Wisdom: Are you in the driver’s seat of your career?
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Words of Wisdom: Are you in the driver’s seat of your career?

Cynthia Hansen and Lorraine Gray, one of our Mentor and Mentee duos, will join us for a conversation with Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN, about the kinds of support they’ve both received through WXN’s Wisdom Mentoring program – and how they’ve had each other’s back every step of the way.

When: Wednesday, August 12
1:00 PM
Where: ZOOM
Contact: Women's Executive Network

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Cynthia Hansen and Lorraine Gray, one of our Mentor and Mentee duos, will join us for a conversation with Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN, about the kinds of support they’ve both received through WXN’s Wisdom Mentoring program – and how they’ve had each other’s back every step of the way.

There’s a lot in life that we can’t control. And sometimes it feels like we’re just along for the ride. But there are just as many things that we can control – including our careers and how we build them.

 This webinar is a reminder that you – and nobody else – are in the driver’s seat. That you have the power to:

  • Figure out where you are and where you want to go
  • Map out a career journey that’ll get you where you’re going
  • Take actionable steps to make that journey happen
Most importantly, it’s a reminder that although you’re in control, you don’t need to make the trip alone. So join us, along with one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Mentors and their Mentees, as we explore what it’s like to set out on the open road of your career with a little help from someone who’s been there before.

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Sherri Stevens - Owner & CEO, WXN

Moderator: Sherri Stevens

Owner and CEO, WXN

Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN and Founder and President of SRG-USA, is an award-winning entrepreneur, visionary and lifelong advocate, dedicated to the advancement of diversity and inclusivity in management, executive and professional board roles. She takes great pride in the crusade to support and inspire others to lead and use their collective impact to break barriers and shatter ceilings.

As an expert on business strategy, change management, and workforce development, Sherri has been recognized by numerous professional organizations, most notably as the recipient of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Momentum, as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in the category of Entrepreneur and has been named to the Profit W100 list 9 years running. Beyond her business accolades, Sherri's positive impact over the years has provided meaningful work for thousands of people, helped companies sustain productive workforces and supported communities across North America.



 Cynthia Hansen - EVP & President, Gas Distribution & Storage of Enbridge

Panelist: Cynthia Hansen

EVP & President, Gas Distribution & Storage, Enbridge
WXN Top 100 Hall of Fame Alumni
WXN Wisdom Mentoring™ Program - Mentor

Cynthia is responsible for the overall leadership and operations of Enbridge Gas Inc., one of North America’s largest natural gas utilities, as well as Gazifère. She also holds responsibility for work and asset management functions across the enterprise.

Cynthia has more than 21 years of experience at Enbridge working in operational, financial and safety leadership roles President, Enbridge Gas Distribution and Senior Vice President, Operations within Liquids Pipelines. Prior to joining Enbridge, she worked as a Principal for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Cynthia is a member of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc.’s Executive Leadership Team reporting to the CEO.

Cynthia serves on the board of the Ontario Energy Association, Energy Council of Canada, and Energir. In the past, she has served on the boards of the Canadian Gas Association, the Canadian Energy Pipelines Association (CEPA), the Alberta Chamber of Resources, the University of Alberta School of Business Advisory Council, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and NorQuest College, among others.

Cynthia has been named to the Women’s Executive Network Hall of Fame after being recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 multiple times and was recognized as a Canadian Business Leader by Catalyst Canada. Cynthia lives in Toronto with her husband.





 Lorraine Gray - Stations Services Superindendent of Hydro OnePanelist: Lorraine Gray

Stations Services Superintendent, Hydro One
WXN Wisdom Mentoring™ Program - Mentee

Lorraine is a Professional Engineer at Hydro One and began her career at Hydro One in 2005 after graduating from McMaster University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Management. She went on to complete her MBA in 2009 specializing in Finance.

Since 2005, Lorraine has held nine different roles, leading to her current position as Superintendent, Station Services for Central Zone.  In this role, Lorraine leads over 100 field staff that support over 30 transmission stations and 200 distribution stations from Scarborough to Bowmanville, and Lake Ontario to Orillia.  She is one of only 3 women that have ever held this role.

Lorraine is a tireless supporter of people – both at work and in her personal time.  She is passionate about Engineering, and in particular, encouraging and supporting women who love Engineering.  She demonstrates this through her long-time leadership and support of Hydro One’s Women in Trades, Technology, and Engineering employee resource group and serving as an Executive Committee member of the Hydro One Women in Engineering Partnership.  She has  also been an Ontario Tech University Engineer in Residence for the past four years, supporting their Women in Engineering programs.  Lorraine also volunteers as a board member of the Whitby Public Library.



More about this WXN event series:

WOW - Words of Wisdom

What’s mentorship really all about? Our new Words of Wisdom webinar series lets you learn from the best!

  • What does a mentor actually do?
  • What’s it like to have one? 
  • When do you need one? 
  • What can they teach you? 
  • Where do you find one – and how do you find the right one?

If you’re thinking of finding a mentor, becoming a mentor or just curious about mentorship in general, you’re in luck… because we’ve been doing this kind of thing for a while now through our Wisdom Mentoring™ program that pairs mentees up with WXN's Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winners who are at the top of their fields.

And, like a good mentor, they’re ready to share some of the knowledge they’ve gained along the way.

Starting in July, we’re introducing Words of Wisdom, a webinar series that gives you a sneak peek into the practice of mentorship. 

Join Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN, as she speaks with Top 100 mentors and mentees about their shared experiences, the wisdom they’ve gained together and how mentorship has helped both sides reach new heights.

You’ll learn more than just the basics of mentorship. We will dive into topics like exploring your unique DNA, the importance of mentorship, taking control of your career and building your professional network. Also, you don’t want to miss a special conversation with Melissa McCrae, Executive Director, Segal Graduate Programs, SFU Beedie School of Business who leads our Wisdom Program across Canada.  Plus meet our Wisdom Top 100 Mentors for 2021! …. and so much more!

Sign up today and get ready to learn from the best! This is a FREE event for all - members and non-members.