2019 AGM and Speaker Series

Inside the Tent:

The value and importance of technical women being elected/selected to governments, boards, agencies”

• Leslie Grattan • Darlene Whalen Carmichael Polonio •

This distinguished panel will discuss the value and importance of bringing technical women’s perspectives, experience, voices and solutions to decision-making tables that serve the public interest.

Leslie Grattan, MSc, FRCGS – Leslie Grattan is a marine scientist with experience in environmental protection at the senior policy and management level in government, both federal and provincial, and in the offshore petroleum industry. Leslie was the first environmental scientist hired within the federal government to regulate the growing and accelerating offshore oil and gas industry on Read more

Darlene Whalen, M.A.Sc., P. Eng., FEC – Darlene Whalen was appointed as Chair and CEO of the Public Utilities Board in March 2018, after serving as full-time Vice-Chair since May 2000. Darlene is a founding member of WISE NL and has held positions on numerous board, councils, and taskforces … Read more

Carmichael Polonio, P. Eng. – Carmichael Polonio is a Professional Engineer who works at Nalcor Energy as a Transmission Design Engineer. She moved to Newfoundland in 2006 for her undergraduate degree. Currently she’s pursuing her MBA with a focus of social enterprise and entrepreneurship at Read more


There is no cost to attend; however, to help with planning we ask that you please click here to register.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019


EN-4000, SJ Carew Building, Memorial University


6:00 pm Annual General Meeting (members only)
7:00 pm Doors open for refreshments, networking, and Speaker Series
7:15 pm Panel Discussion
8:15 pm Audience Q&A
8:30 pm More refreshments and networking