Watch Suzanne West's TedTalk "The power of AND" at.

"I'd occurred to me through the week is that you know we've polarized society in so many unhealthy ways in my industry you're either a crazy tree hugger or a greedy capitalist Pig and then we force people to pick their camps because for sure somebody's got to win and somebody's got to lose so we fight about it and we have Keystone and it's like I don't care what problem you're trying to solve if you only have two options that is a very limited solution set."

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Suzanne's experiences with the values and practices of Alberta's oil & gas sector propelled her to make a stand. She has taken incredible risks that demonstrated that business could be done differently, and is now passionate about enabling other companies to follow her lead. She will show us how she has used the concepts of inclusivity, independence, creativity and uncertainty to create an example that can be followed by others, within the energy industry and beyond.

Suzanne is the President and CEO of Imaginea Energy Corp, a private oil company in Calgary. She is a serial entrepreneur in Albertas booming oil and gas economy and is on a mission to change the way we do business.