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.
Emm Gryner, who grew up in Lambton County is a 3-time Juno Award-nominated singer-songwriter with over 15 albums to her credit. Emm is also a member of the CFMA-nominated roots trio Trent Severn. In 2013, Emm’s co-production with Commander Chris Hadfield saw the astronaut record “Space Oddity” on board the International Space Station. The song & video were viewed over 25 million times. David Bowie himself called the song “the most poignant version ever recorded”. Emm’s latest project is a science-fiction inspired trilogy of albums that are semi-autobiographical, the first entitled - “Only of Earth”.