The Evolution of WNORTH
WNORTH is the vision of Heather Odendaal. She is an accomplished entrepreneur, driven sales executive for a Fortune 500 company, active community member, and a Whistler local. As an event producer, Heather has worked on Whistler’s largest events and festivals including the Whistler Film Festival and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
In spring 2015, Heather launched the inaugural WNORTH Conference when her pursuit of finding a leadership conference for women on a path to senior executive leadership fell short. Following the resounding success of the 2015 one-day event, WNORTH returned in 2016 for a 2-day conference featuring speakers from IBM, TELUS, Google, PwC and Lyft. This spring, WNORTH will return to the Nita Lake Lodge, April 19-21, 2017.
Heather and the WNORTH Conference have been featured in publications such as Chatelaine Magazine, The Globe and Mail, BCBusiness Magazine and Vancity Buzz.
The WNORTH Board of Advisors
The WNORTH Committee