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Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series, Calgary: Patti Pon

  • Fairmont Palliser, Crystal Ballroom 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.

Patti Pon

President and CEO, Calgary Arts Development


Patti Pon, President and CEO of Calgary Arts Development, is an avid arts champion with an extensive track record of leadership in Calgary. In the community, she serves on the board of The Calgary Foundation, serves as past Chair for the Community Projects & Development Committee with the Calgary Stampede and is a member of the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the 2013 Harry and Martha Cohen Award for her contributions to Calgary's theatre community.

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