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Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series, Calgary: Suzanne West

  • The Fairmont Palliser 133 9 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB, T2P 1B4 Canada (map)

The Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series profiles extraordinarily successful women.

Our speakers talk candidly about their careers, and the passion, vision and determination that drive them. They discuss our place in our society and the ethical responsibilities and consequences of our actions.

In relating their lives, you will hear about challenges as well as triumphs; humorous incidents and stories of loss; humbling moments of reflection and inspiring calls to action.

The Famous 5 Foundation’s Leadership Lunches were launched on Oct. 18, 1996 to bring women together to plan the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the "Persons" Case on Oct. 18, 1999.  In 2004, Enbridge became our title sponsor. The Famous 5 Foundation is proud to continue to partner with Enbridge to present our 14th Annual Speaker Series featuring five dynamic and engaging women.

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.


Regular pricing 

Single Ticket: $89.25
Table of 10: $892.50

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.