Joy Romero, P.Eng, MBA PM, ICD.D, FCAE is the Vice President of Technology & Innovation at Canadian Natural Resources Limited. Joy has worked in steel, iron ore, coal and oil and gas. She has served as a School Trustee, Chair of the Governing Council of Athabasca University, and advisor to several NSERC chairs. Joy is currently Chair of the Clean Resource Innovation Network, Board Chair of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, and Vice Chair of the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada. She is a member of the Business Leaders Advisory Council for Athabasca University and the Faculty of Science Dean’s Circle for the University of Calgary. Joy is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, an inductee of the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame and a past member of the Science, Technology & Innovation Council for Canada.



Women’s Perspectives: Climate, Leadership & Community

Around the world, women lead on the fight against climate change. Even in Canada women are at the forefront of climate dialogue and climate action – in the nonprofit sector, in business and at home. Women make 85 percent of household purchase decisions in Canada and women in executive positions are more often than not mothers and grandmothers, too.

With diverse backgrounds in corporate law, engineering, technology, environmental science, and organizational leadership, four women who consider themselves climate champions will discuss their love and hope for their families and communities. They’ll share their concerns about climate change and the negative discourse around it, the importance of diverse voices and their pride in the advances and efforts of their respective companies and organizations.

Joy will be joined by Pat Letizia, Executive Director at Alberta Ecotrust Foundation; Natalie Odd, Executive Director of the Alberta Environmental Network; and, Kate Chisholm, Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer at Capital Power in a casual and friendly conversation about women at the nexus of climate change, leadership and family, and how we can encourage and support each other to take action.


Look for the panel in the Friday Morning program at 9:00 am. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!