The Evolution of WNORTH

WNORTH is the vision of Heather Odendaal. She is an accomplished entrepreneur, brand builder, event producer and 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. The WNORTH Conference is now heading into its 4th year, taking place April 18-20, 2018.  Past events have featured speaker from IBM, CISCO, TELUS, Google, PwC and Lyft.

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

Jen Murtagh

CEO, Minerva Foundation

Kerry Chalmers

Business Operations Manager, Cisco

Philip Grosch

Partner Consulting and Digital Services Lead, PwC

Katie Schaeffers

Director of Brand and Communication, SheEO

The WNORTH Committee

Heather Odendaal

Founder & Producer

Mike Odendaal

Founder & Finance

Blair Kaplan

Digital Communications

Ruth Barrow

Graphic Design

Maja Ronneberger

Partnerships

Jenn Di Spirito

Photography

Helena Cox

Marketing/Public Relations

Dee Raffo

Content

Andi Wardrop

Videography


WNORTH Sponsors

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