Joint Event: WiRE & Clean Energy Business Council MENA

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Please join WiRE for a joint event with CEBC MENA, on Women Entrepreneurs in Canada and Middle East.

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For this webinar, WiRE partners with CEBC MENA and their initiative, Women in Clean Energy (WICE) MENA to present a discussion on Women Entrepreneurs in Canada and Middle East: Success Stories and Learnings. The purpose of this webinar is to feature female entrepreneurs, the challenges faced in climate tech and inspire opportunities for all.

This event consists of two parts:

1. Opening Remarks from:

  • Joanna Osawe, President & CEO of WiRE
  • Mhairi Main Garcia ,Partner at Dentons & Vice Chair of CEBC


2. Panel Discussion

  • Heba Alfarra, Founder of Women in Energy & Environment in the MENA Region (WEE)
  • Shohreh Sabaghpour, Founder & CEO at LumeSmart Inc.
  • More speakers to be annouced...

This virtual event will take place through Zoom. For joining on Zoom at the time of the event, attendees can either log in to Eventbrite to be directed to the Zoom event or can access it by following instructions that will be emailed to registered attendees ahead of time.

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Panelist Biographies

Heba Al-Farra is a Certified Organizational Manager (Florida State University) and since 2012, has held a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering. In 2017, Heba was designated as a LEED Green Associate by the US Green Building Council. Heba currently works as an Environmental Training and Development Specialist at Enertech Management Consulting Company. Founded by Heba, Women in Energy & Environment in the MENA Region (WEE) was created to advance the role of women in the MENA region in leading the green industry, while demonstrating positive environmental, social and economic impacts of women. WEE is dedicated to supporting women in their current roles and building a community by providing creative solutions, technical skills, and future opportunities.

Shohreh Sabaghpour is the founder & CEO at LumeSmart Inc. Shohreh is a Proud Recipient of the Iranian Women Organization of Ontario (IWOO) Science/ Technology/ Innovator Award in 2017. She is on the board of directors at IWOO since 2019 and initiated their Entrepreneur Committee. As a chair of the Entrepreneur committee, she is proud to represent her Iranian Canadian community. Since 2015, she has been on the board of directors and leader of the women committee at Canada China Trade Innovation Alliance (CCTIA). Shohreh is equally committed to the community, environmental causes and initiatives in the region.

More biographies coming soon...

Non-Attendance Policy: To those with tickets to attend this event, we ask that if you can no longer attend, to please cancel your ticket as soon as you can out of courtesy to others who may be on a waitlist for event tickets (there is a limit for the number of participants we can host in our virtual events on Zoom). If you can no longer use your ticket to attend the event, then cancelling your ticket will give the chance to someone on the waitlist to participate instead. Thank you!

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WiRE's mission is to advance the role and recognition of women working in the energy sector. Inclusive of all renewable energy and clean technologies, our programming includes capacity-building field trips, networking meet-ups, awards recognition programs, student bursaries, speed mentoring and more!

Launched in 2013, WiRE forges partnerships with government agencies and a spectrum of renewable energy industry associations, other related networking groups for professional women from across the energy sector, and academic providers. WiRE appreciates the financial and industry support it receives from our sponsors, which helps to provide our programming at low or no cost.

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