• A global gathering of women on the rise

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  • Join the next generation of female business leaders

  • for Real Conversations that are critical for
    Real Success

  • Returning to
    Whistler, British Columbia
    April 19-21, 2017


The third annual WNORTH Conference will take place at the Nita Lake Lodge April 19-21, 2017.

This boutique-style conference is focused on providing a forum for women who are the next generation of senior leadership in their organization to come together to enhance their leadership training, engage in high-level networking and witness inspirational talks from leading women in business.

The connections made will be long-lasting and the new perspectives gained will be career-changing. Join remarkable business leaders for inspirational talks, actionable workshops, and intimate networking events in the unique resort setting of Whistler, making WNORTH unlike any other conference of its kind.


Joanna Peña-Bickley

Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM iX

Veronica Juarez

Head of Enterprise Initiatives at Lyft


Heather Rangel

Head of Tech Sector, Deloitte Tax LLP.

Elysa Fenenbock

Design Ninja, Designer at Google

Philip Grosch

Partner, Consulting and Digital Services Lead, PwC

Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin

CEO & Executive Director, 40 and Rising

Nancy Richardson

Chief Marketing Officer, Clearly

Lisa Martin

Founder, Lisa Martin International

Jacy Wingson

Partner, McQuarrie Hunter LLP

Kelly Norcott

Director of Business Development, TELUS

Shannon Byrne Susko

Serial Entrepreneur, Corporate Director, Amazon Bestselling Author

Narges Nirumvala

CEO, ExecutiveSpeak Coaching International

Tori Holmes

Co-Founder at Nectar Juicery

Elyssa Lockhart

Partner, McQuarrie Hunter LLP

Catherine Roscoe Barr

Founder, The Life Delicious, Food & Travel Writer & Wellness Coach

Kristina Sammut

President & Founder, Executive Coaching for Women

Nancy Wilhelm-Morden

Mayor of Whistler


Louise Van Engelsdorp

Louise Van Engelsdorp

Founder / West Coast Float

I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the inaugural WNORTH Conference in Whistler, BC. The format provided & encouraged the opportunity for participants & speakers to connect directly, one-on-one. What I loved most, was the energy in the room, these women were leaning in, being vulnerable, sharing their successes, laughing & swearing about their failures, being human and asking ‘how can I help you, what can I share’.

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

Social Media & Marketing Manager / Gibbons Hospitality Group

"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... I can't thank Heather and her team enough for such an inspirational day. 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. Thank you WNORTH team!"

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 -- See you all again for WNORTH 2016!“


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