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CANREA HUB SUMMIT – Meet with U2030’s Vanessa Edmonds

This session is available on-demand. To request the recording, please email [email protected].


Session Overview 
Utility leaders are grappling with a growing sense of transformation fatigue. This exhaustion is compounded by talent losses, rising inflation, and increased hiring costs. Simply offering higher pay is no longer sufficient to retain key personnel.

This panel session, featuring U2030 Women Who SPARK Awards winners, aims to explore how these esteemed leaders are managing:
•    Change fatigue and its impact on morale and decision-making
•    Talent attrition and specific roles, including the most vulnerable individuals
•    Inflation increased hiring costs
•    Leadership development programs that address the talent crisis


Recognized for their charismatic leadership styles and significant contributions to utility company transformation, the diverse backgrounds and expertise of our panelists equip them to provide valuable guidance for navigating these turbulent times.

Key Takeaways
•    Gain a deeper understanding of the leadership crisis and how it’s impacting utilities
•    Hear strategies for prioritizing leadership development and support
•    Understand how to shift from a culture of resignation to one of retention


You will walk away from this session with actionable insights on how to retain their critical talent pool in the face of ongoing challenges.


Edwin Crow, E Source 


2023 Women Who SPARK Award Winners: Brandy Bolden (SMUD), Katy Cook (Liberty), Katy Liddell (Liberty), and Janisse Quinones (PG&E).  


This session is available to utility company employees and industry vendors through an approval process. Feel free to register but note that we reserve the right to accept or deny attendance. Thank you!


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