This year’s event will take place at River Cafe on Saturday, November 17th at 11:30 AM.  Tickets are $85. You will receive a tax receipt for a portion of the ticket cost. For more information, please contact Cantaré at 403.685.1132 or 

Mark the date on your calendar - you do not want to miss this one!  Be sure to invite your girlfriends and colleagues, and book your table!


Our Guest Speaker - Kathleen Sendall

Kathleen Sendall is a corporate director, serving on the Boards of CGG, based in Paris, Enmax Energy Corporation, and Emissions Reduction Alberta. She is Chair of CGG’s Appointments and Remunerations Committee and also serves on the Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability Committee.  At ENMAX, she is a member of the Human Resources, Compensation and Safety Committee, as well as the Governance Committee.   She chairs the Board of Directors of Emissions Reductions Alberta as well as the Human Resources and Governance Committee.

Prior to her retirement in 2009, Ms. Sendall led Petro-Canada’s Natural Gas Business Unit, reporting to the CEO and was responsible for the company’s North American conventional exploration and production activities and natural gas marketing. She has over 30 years experience in all aspects of upstream operations, downstream marketing, human resource management, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions and government relations.

Ms. Sendall is a former Governor and served as Board Chair of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

Ms Sendall is a member of the Sustainable Development Technology Corporation (SDTC) Member Council. She has advised federal and provincial governments on issues related to the participation of women on boards, climate change, carbon capture and storage, environmental legislation, and Arctic foreign policy. Kathy also chaired the Canadian Council of Academies Assessment Panel on the State of Industrial R&D in Canada.

Ms. Sendall has contributed her time to a number of not-for-profit Boards, and is currently a Trustee of the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation. She is past president and former director of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

She has received many awards including the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the APEGGA Community Service Award, and two honorary  degrees, including an Honorary Doctor of Laws  from the University of Calgary in 2013. She has been twice named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture. She was named four times as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and has been inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame. She was awarded the 50 Key Women in Energy Global Award and the Women Who Make a Difference Award from the International Women’s Forum. Ms. Sendall was named as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2011 and awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012. In 2014/15 Ms Sendall was the Jarislowsky Fellow at the Haskayne School of Business.

Ms. Sendall graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering, and attended the Ivey Executive Program at the Ivey School of Business.

Past Speakers

Kathleen Sendall (November 2017)

Mary Rozsa de Coquet (November 2016)

Helen Vanderburg (November 2015)

Sheila O'Brien (January 2015)

Jennifer Belzberg (January 2014)

Irene Besse (January 2013)

Dr. Christine Friedenreich (November 2011)

Ladies Luncheon Sponsors 

Calgary Opera Association

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Calgary Pro Musica Society

Cantare Children's Choir

Cookbook Co. Cooks

Luminous Voices

Spiritus Chamber Choir

Alberta Theatre Projects

Catherine Glaser-Climie

Cantaré Music Services, Catherine Glaser-Climie

River Cafe Restaurant

Brenda Welsh

Karen Fruetel

Lorraine Ross

McCann Family Foundation

R+R Wellness Spa