The Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series profiles extraordinarily successful women. Our speakers talk candidly about their leadership journeys, and about the passion, vision and determination that drive them. They discuss our role in our society and the ethical responsibilities and consequences of our actions. 


You will hear about challenges and triumphs; stories of joy and loss; humbling moments of reflection and inspiring calls to action. Throughout each keynote address you will gain insights to help address your own leadership dilemmas, whether your work is in business, politics, education or community development. We hope you will leave feeling inspired and energized to pursue your own courageous journeys. 

The Famous 5 Foundation is proud to partner with Enbridge Inc. to present the Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series featuring five dynamic and engaging women. 

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The Right Honourable Kim Campbell PC, CC, OBC, QC 

Thursday February 9, 2017

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19th and first female Prime Minister of Canada (1993). Held cabinet portfolios: Min. of State for Indian Affairs, Min. of Justice and Attorney General, and Min. of National Defence and Veterans' Affairs. Served as Canadian Consul General in LA, taught at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Chaired the Council of Women World Leaders. Past Pres. of the International Women's Forum, and founding member and Secretary General of the Club of Madrid, an organization of former presidents and prime ministers. 

Today, she serves as the Founding Principal of the new Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta, but also speaks on a wide variety of topics through her agencies the American Program Bureau and the National Speakers Bureau. She is a trustee of the International Ctr for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London and is on several boards/ advisory committees such as the Equal Voice. 

Nancy Southern


 Nancy Southern is Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer of ATCO Ltd., as well as Chair & Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO company. Reporting to the Boards of Directors, she has full responsibility for executing the strategic direction and ongoing operations for both companies. 

After joining the ATCO Board of Directors in 1989, Ms. Southern served as Co-Chair of ATCO for 16 years prior to being elected Chair in December 2012. Ms. Southern was named President & Chief Executive Officer of ATCO Ltd. in 2003. She serves on the boards of all ATCO Group subsidiary companies. 

In 2014, the University of Calgary awarded Ms. Southern its highest academic honour, an honorary Doctor of Laws degree bestowed in recognition of notable achievements and community service. In 2013, she received the “T. Patrick Boyle Founder’s Award” from the Fraser Institute for her entrepreneurial achievements and recognized accomplishments in the promotion of freedom and free markets. 

Ms. Southern is an Honorary Chief of the Kainai (Blood Tribe of Alberta) and was given the name Aksistoowa’paakii, or Brave Woman in 2012. 

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Ms. Southern studied Economics and Commerce at the University of Calgary.

Suzanne West


She’s the President and CEO of Imaginea Energy. A Fearless leader. A Visionary.

She is going to change the world. And she's going to do it by getting other people to change the world with her.  Imaginea is her latest venture and one of five companies that, over the past 15 years, she has successfully built from scratch. She spent her early days receiving an engineering degree from the University of Calgary, then spent the first 11 years of her career as a reservoir engineer and in various leadership positions in large corporations.

It doesn’t end there ‐ she has also been a fitness instructor for 21 years and participates in philanthropic projects that are very near to her heart; those that involve children, animals and homelessness. Her unparalleled wisdom, that only a brilliant and repeatedly successful entrepreneur can offer, has attracted a crack team to break down the most daunting of barriers. To rewire the way we think about energy. To turn what we're doing into what we should be doing. Her latest passion, Imaginea, is to create a new kind of energy company that values all three of Planet and People and Profits, equally. Essentially, to discover a better way of developing our resources and creating “AND” solutions and new possibilities to transform the energy industry into a force for good. Her truly laudable career has crystallized into an epiphany ‐ that profits are not the nemesis of this planet and the people on it. That oil doesn't have to be a dirty word. That change can happen, and it will happen because it’s the smart thing to do.

And it's this vision, guided by her insight and astonishing ambitions that unites our ranks and compels us to realize our great potential.

Susan Brown

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Susan Brown is the Senior Vice President of the BMO Alberta and Northwest Territories Division. She is responsible for the financial services the bank provides to its personal and commercial customers in this marketplace. 

Susan has been with BMO for 22 years and has worked in several markets across Canada. Her first executive appointment with BMO was in 2001, as Vice President, Saskatchewan District followed by roles as Vice President, Calgary District and Senior Vice President for Ontario Regional Division, and Senior Vice President, Southwestern Ontario Division. 

Susan serves on the Boards of Northstar Trade Finance Inc. and Heritage Park Society, having previously served as a Board member for the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, THEMUSEUM (Kitchener), Canada’s Technology Triangle (Waterloo Region), the Chamber of Commerce (Calgary), Saskatchewan Children’s Hospital Health Foundation (Saskatoon), and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (Saskatoon). Susan is also on the Board of the Calgary Stampede Foundation.

She was named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. Susan has also been recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s Women of Influence and a YWCA Woman of Distinction, and attended the University of Manitoba, where she completed both a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration. 



Connie DeSousa

Wednesday November 22, 2017

Dubbed the Primal Ballerina – for her years of formal dance training juxtaposed with her meat-centric culinary mastery – Connie DeSousa is one of Canada’s Top Chefs having starred as a finalist in season one of Top Chef Canada on the Food Network. She is known for stand-out butchery skills. Yes, she can debone a pig’s head in record time. Far from gratuitous, Connie and her restaurant are true to time honoured culinary techniques, sustainability and walking the “toe-to-tail” talk. In a “back-to-basics style” she expertly prepared authentic, regional food at great value and to high critical acclaim.

As co-chefs and co-owners of CHARCUT Roast House, one of Canada’s best restaurants, and their food truck Alley Burger, Connie DeSousa and John Jackson, are leaders in the culinary community; with house butchered meats, home-made preserves, new menus daily, and a bustling open kitchen, John & Connie are helping put Calgary and Alberta on the global culinary map.




For a limited time, we are pleased to offer special pricing for the 2017 Series (all five luncheons) at 2014 prices.  These luncheons are fantastic networking and team building events so consider buying a table and bringing your colleagues, customers and prospects. 


$70 per ticket x 5 luncheons = $350

$3500 per table of 10 x 5 luncheons = $3,500

Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and refunds cannot be accommodated.  You are welcome to send different attendees to each luncheon. 2017 speakers and dates are subject to change.  You would be notified in advance in the unlikely event a change is required.