The fourth annual WNORTH Conference will take place at the Nita Lake Lodge April 18-20, 2018 in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (2 hours north of Vancouver).

 WNORTH is a boutique-style conference focused on providing a forum for women who are aiming for, or already on, a senior executive leadership track. Top female business leaders in corporate, public and entrepreneurial sectors, will come together to enhance their leadership training, engage in high-level networking and witness inspirational talks from global leaders.

The connections made will be long-lasting and the new perspectives gained will be career-changing. Come experience a one-of-a-kind conference, complete with networking dinners, a spa social and an agenda curated with impactful content, all in the unique resort setting of Whistler.





Ishveen Anand

CEO + Founder of OpenSponsorship

Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin

Founder, The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership - New York, NY

Dan Pontefract

Author, Chief Envisioner at TELUS - Victoria, BC

Donna Carpenter

President & CEO of Burton - Burlington, VT

Amy Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC - Los Angeles, CA

Esther Ayorinde

Client Executive, Facebook Region at Cisco - San Francisco, CA

Catherine Roscoe Barr

Founder, The Life Delicious - Vancouver, BC

Manica Gautam

Partner, Campfire Capital - Vancouver, BC

Erin Sills

Principal at Erin Sills Consulting and Forum Chair at MacKay CEO Forums

Jenn Martin

Maritime Surface Officer, Canadian Forces, Victoria, BC

Tina Strehlke

Programs Director at Minerva Foundation, Vancouver, BC

Tracey Riley

Managing Partner, Assurance at PwC Canada and Asia Pacific Americas, Toronto, ON

Maja Djikic

Associate Professor, Director of Self-Development Laboratory, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Vicki Saunders

Founder, SheEO, from Toronto ON

Ruby Roxx

International Model, Vice President of Bonerattle Talent, Vancouver, BC

Elyssa Lockhart

Partner, McQuarrie Hunter LLP

Lisa Martin

Founder, Lisa Martin International

Chastity Davis

Principal, Chastity Davis Consulting - Tla’amin Nation, Sunshine Coast, BC

Anna Baird

Global Client Executive, LinkedIn - London, UK

Erin Cebula

Past Conference Agenda



Deborah Horn

Deborah Horn

Surface Commercial Channel Marketing Manager / Microsoft

"WNORTH was the most impactful and self-reflective leadership conference I’ve ever been to. The intimate feel of the event and the community of openness we were able to share was life-inspiring. I’ve made some great connections who are holding me accountable to being the woman I want to be. I highly recommend this to any other women on the rise who are looking for a time to do some self-work!"

Devon Brooks

Devon Brooks

Award Winning Provocateur & Founder / Blo - Blow Dry Bar

"Those goosebumps you get when you know, for sure, you've just been witness to something special. WNORTH was rich with honest-story-telling, and deep knowledge. Both the speakers and the audience bonded together in wonder. No question off-limits. No shortage of humility. Faces beamed. Pens scribbled frantically. Affirmation of total success."

Lucy Glover

Lucy Glover

Production Supervisor / Origin Design + Communications

"WNORTH is a really special event. Whether you're looking for some inspiration, to connect with people, or just needing a confidence boost career-wise, WNORTH should be no.1 on your bucket-list. If it wasn't for WNORTH, I wouldn't have connected with my new boss so well, and I wouldn't be working in the right role today. WNORTH gave me the confidence to try something different, and move out of my comfort zone."

Janice Hulse

Janice Hulse

Principal / Kickstart Alliance

WNORTH brings together aspiring and experienced women leaders who share the same beliefs: a vision of leadership and passion to succeed... I was inspired by the sheer energy and caliber of the amazing talent in the room. A business colleague, who joined me at the event said: "I have been to numerous women leadership conferences, and WNORTH has succeeded my expectations above all". I couldn't agree more, and I eagerly look forward to next year's event!"

Brianna Blaney

Brianna Blaney

Business Developer | Impact Creator | Philanthrocapitalist

"Occasionally we are presented with an opportunity to be surrounded by intelligent, ambitious, like-minded women who share a belief in the power of women helping women. WNORTH offered an unparalleled and intimate opportunity to build meaningful connections and be engaged by top-tier speakers. The "Connect Dinner" at Araxi was especially memorable, allowing an opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with powerhouse women and build lasting relationships"

Joanna Johnstone

Joanna Johnstone

Digital Content Manager / ARC'TERYX Equipment Inc

“Enormous thanks to the WNORTH organizing team for delivering what was a really ‘eye-opening’ experience for me -- I had a few preconceptions about the event thinking that it might be a bit too ‘girl power’ for me, but instead I found it to be a really remarkable day with some very inspirational keynote speakers and dynamic participants. I truly had an amazing time and am already telling the other ‘dynamic’ women in my life that they should come to next year’s event!“


Joanna Peña-Bickley

Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM iX

Veronica Juarez

Head of Enterprise Initiatives at Lyft

Donna Carpenter

President & CEO of Burton, Burlington, VT

Vicki Saunders

Founder, SheEO, Toronto ON

Pam Goldsmith - Jones

MP & Parliamentary Secretary to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Nancy Richardson

Chief Marketing Officer, Clearly

Jill Earthy

Chief Growth Officer, FrontFundr

Devon Brooks

Co-Founder, Blo Blow Dry Bar

Lotte Davis

CEO, AG Hair & Founder of One Girl Can

Shannon Byrne Susko

Serial Entrepreneur, Corporate Director, Amazon Bestselling Author

Esther Ayorinde

Client Executive, Facebook Region at Cisco, San Francisco

Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin

Founder, The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership - New York, NY


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