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may 8-10, 2024

Four Seasons Resort, whistler

returning may 8-10, 2024

To connect women around the world meaningfully.
To champion Future of Work.


The WNORTH Conference offers an unparalleled experience infused with heart, creating an intimate and high-growth environment unlike any other event you’ve witnessed. 


Wednesday May 8 (3pm) - Friday May 10 (3pm)

2024 theme

the power of connection, mentorship, and community in bridging the gender power gap

Canada’s largest destination gathering for women in leadership, the award-winning WNORTH Conference, is back for its 8th edition in Spring 2024. Get ready for a new location of the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, double the guests, and an immersive 3-day agenda that honors the transformative power of connection in bridging the gender power gap in business and beyond. 

Join us on a journey as we explore the art of lifting each other to new heights, creating a landscape of success woven together by mentorship, shared experiences, and the strength of a united community. Prepare to be inspired by keynotes, engaging workshops, and mind-expanding roundtables led by globally acclaimed speakers and visionary business leaders unraveling the core of inclusion, community, and mentorship.

A community that moves mountains begins by lifting others along the way. Join us in Whistler or virtually for a life-changing experience of growth, resilience, and community.

Intimate & Boutique

Forget stuffy ballrooms and awkward networking – our boutique-style conference sets the tone of community building in a small setting where everyone feels comfortable connecting. 

unforgettable setting

Throughout your 3-day immersive experience in Whistler, you will not only get the opportunity to witness a world-class agenda but also enjoy a sense of this scenic wonder that will kiss burnout goodbye.

mentorship opportunities

Practical skill-based learning peer-mentorship opportunities will help you to develop your leadership skills and elevate your career and community.

meaningful connections

Grow the scope of your influence by building connections with women in leadership, tapping into each other’s experiences and insights.

Inspiring Insights

Gain access to the latest trends, innovations, and ideas in the realm of inclusivity. Our conference provides a platform to stay informed and stay ahead in this rapidly evolving landscape.

Staying Ahead

Hear first-hand from powerful women about how they overcame the most difficult obstacles in their personal and professional lives.

Event Partners




Community Partners

event produced by



Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Author of Inclusion Revolution

Farah Mohamed

CEO, The King's Trust

Tori Wesszer


kristen nichols

Senior Vice President, CISCO

Julie dimitri

National Manager, Women in Enterprise, TD

Rena Nickerson

General Manager, Quaker Canada

Jen Murtagh

co-founder, maturn

matricia bauer

Knowledge Keeper & CEO, warrior women INC.

Dr. Julie Pham

CEO, CuriosityBased

Heather Odendaal

Founder & CEO, WNORTH

Carrie Gallant

CEO & Founder, The Gallant Leader™ Institute

Jackie Dickinson

Executive Director, Whistler Community Services Society

Ada Slivinski

vice president, talk shop media

Dr. Miriam Kirmayer

clinical psychologist, leading friendship expert

chantelle krish

CEO, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland

Steph Redivo

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director, Translink

Shannon Ward

Chief Growth Officer, Genus Capital

Herneet Dhillon

Vice President of People and Culture, University Canada West

Precious Ile

Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, Impact Plus Consulting

Katherine Johnston

Leadership Consultant and Coach, Global Mindz/ GM Leadership & Coaching

Vanessa Bragg

Leadership Coach and Consultant, Vanessa Bragg Coaching and Consulting

Lori Casselman

Healthtech Executive

Jennifer Franklin

VP Products Employee Experience, Medallia

Ryan Benn

CEO and Group Publisher, Canada Wide Media

Preet Brar

founder & CEO, Vartula

Sabrina Hamidullah

Director of Real Estate Development, translink

Kriti Gupta

CEO, Carbon Floor

Taylor Hui

Executive Director, BeaYOUtiful Foundation

Mariat Jibril

Regional Manager ,TD; Founder & CEO Mij, consulting

Diane Rolston

Certified Coach, Professional Speaker and VA Delegation Specialist, Diane Rolston Group & Dynamic Women

Duha Younes

cybersecurity account manager, cisco

Our Hosts & Summit Speakers

Steph Corker

Founder & CEO, The Corker Collective

Ariel White

WNORTH city director, victoria

Julia Kwan

wnorth city director, vancouver

Mariana Freitas

wnorth city director, toronto

Erin Tierney

General Manager, Whistler Heli Skiing, Whistler Blackcomb

Sarah Goodman

Founder & CEO, Chiwis

Melodie Reynolds

Founder & Chief Adventurer, Eluma Beauty Inc/Elate Beauty

Nancy Steward

Marketing Manager, US, Destination Canada

Synnove Berntsen

Director, Consulting, PwC Canada

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Our Location

four seasons resort whistler

We’re taking the WNORTH Conference experience to new heights. In response to the overwhelming demand, we’re thrilled welcome TWICE as many people at our new location. Get ready for a completely reimagined experience that retains all the elements you love. 

In Whistler, experience the best of nature through epic mountain experiences and an upbeat village. Preferred room rates at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler starting at $375 (plus taxes) per night.

NEW: Our secondary hotel provider is Pan Pacific Hotels starting at $180 (plus taxes) per night including complimentary parking. Attendees must be registered to access preferred rates.

Room Booking is now available for registered attendees.  Room Block at the Four Seasons is close to capacity, book soon. 

Check your emails or email info@wnorthconnect.com for support.

Introducing WTalks

as a Part of the 2024 WNORTH Conference Program

We’ve designed a new conference session where the spotlight is on our Members to take center stage to share their expertise and stories.

Each WTalk session will feature a Pecha Kucha inspired talk that Conference-registered WNORTH Members will have the opportunity to apply to be a part of. The talks will be presented in person at the 2024 WNORTH Conference between May 8-10 in Whistler and recorded as a part of the virtual program following the event.

Conference Passes: Info & Pricing


Member Registration

AN In-pERSON conference pass includes:


In Person Conference Access.  Members save $500 (Early Bird Extended for Members)


$1,499 CAD


$1,999 CAD

Full Terms & Conditions click here

*Excluding accommodation. Prices in Canadian Dollars.

VIRTUAL conference pass includes:



$49 CAD


$99 CAD

past speakers


SVP, ESG at Indeed.com 

SHelley Zalis

Founder & CEO, The Female Quotient

Halla Tomasdottir

CEO, The B Team


Author, Drop The Ball

Kirstine Stewart

Chief Revenue Officer,

Esther Ayorinde Iyamu

Founder, The GrowthQ

Dr. Roselle M. Gonsalves

Head of Diversity Inclusion & Belonging, ATB Financial

Misty Gaither

VP of Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Indeed.com

Jeannine K. Brown

Author, “Unstuck & Unstoppable”

Heather Chauvin

Author, “Dying to be a Good Mother”

Mita Mallick

Head of Inclusion, Equity & Impact,

Dr. Chitra Anand

Professor & Author, “The Green House Approach”

Hitha Palepu

CEO, Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals

Shannon Platz

Global Vice President, Partner GTM Success, SAP

Emily Chang

CEO, McCann Worldgroup China

Jenn Harper

Founder, Cheekbone Beauty

agapi stassinopoulos

Author, Motivational Speaker & Thrive Global Facilitator

Jody Wilson-Raybould

Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Canada at Department of Justice Canada


Senior Vice President & Head, Private Banking Canada,

Jordana M. Pourian

Senior VP, Operations & Chief of Staff, Aritzia


In the event that the In Person Conference cannot be safely executed, we will postpone the Conference to an alternative date, and your pass will be honored for the new date.

As WNORTH incurs certain expenses prior to the conference, it is necessary to impose the following cancellation policy on In-Person Conference Passes:

  • 45 days before the event, or earlier: 100% less a processing fee of $120
  • Less than 45 days before the event: no refund. However, passes are fully transferable at any point prior to the conference at no charge.

All cancellations must be received in writing – by e-mail (info@wnorthconnect.com) and confirmed by WNORTH staff.

Refunds will be provided by applying a refund to the credit card used in registering. There will be no refunds granted for registrants who do not meet the conditions outlined above.

Attendees who do not attend meals, receptions, or coffee breaks included in the registration fee will not receive a refund equivalent to the cost of the meal.

There will be no refunds on the dinner and special event tickets.

For full Terms & Conditions please visit this webpage.

To contact us for more information or for cancellations, please email info@wnorthconnect.com.

The following cancellation policy applies to Virtual Conference Passes ONLY:

  • 45 days before the event or earlier: 100%
  • Less than 45 days before the event: 50%, or passes are fully transferable at any point prior to the conference at no charge.

Accepted payment methods are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Paypal.

All items included in your in-person conference pass registration our outlined in our section “Conference Passes: Info & Pricing.”

Registration does not include airfare, accommodation, and/or transfers from the airport. Attendees are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation. WNORTH offers preferred rates and room blocks at our event location, the Four Seasons Resort Whistler.

Preferred room rates at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler start at $350 per night. Details will be released shortly.  Attendees must be registered to access preferred rates.

WNORTH is a networking and leadership development hub for women to connect, collaborate, and grow with their peers.

We connect ambitious, goal-oriented, and committed women – like yourself – to share knowledge and grow both personally and professionally.
Through our exclusive networking events, we help you cultivate your personal brand – all within the nurturing environment of other successful women.

The WNORTH Membership is open to everyone but is designed especially for women in business and women entrepreneurs, so it provides an instant network of support and opportunity. 

Yes, all WNORTH Members benefit from priority registration, exclusive Member rates, the opportunity to present at WTalks, and many more.

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