WNORTH is the vision of Heather Odendaal, an accomplished entrepreneur, brand builder and an acclaimed event producer in Western Canada. While working as a sales executive at a Fortune 500 company, Heather’s pursuit of finding a leadership conference for women on a path to senior executive leadership fell short. In spring 2015, Heather co-founded the inaugural WNORTH Conference with her husband Mike. The WNORTH Conference is now heading into its 6th year, taking place April 15-17, 2020. Past events have featured speakers from IBM, CISCO, TELUS, Google, PwC and Lyft. In 2018, The Members’ Club at WNORTH was launched to support the growing community of female executives and provide them with networking opportunities and resources to support their leadership journey.
Develop more women to leading positions in business, and in doing so we will elevate the teams they work in, the families they lead and the communities in which they live.
We Achieve This Through…
Curating content and personal development around our foundation pillars which aim to Accelerate Growth, promote Balance, establish Connections that Matter, and Inspire Change
As Featured In
Woman to Watch 2017 Nominee
Best Event Planner (Western Canada) – Winner 2016
Premier’s People’s Choice Award Nominee
Rising Star 2015 & 2016 Nominee