4th Annual Conference

APRIL 18-20

NITA LAKE LODGE, WHISTLER BC

WNORTH is a boutique-style conference focused on providing a forum for women who are aiming for, or already on, a senior executive leadership track. Top female business leaders in corporate, public and entrepreneurial sectors, will come together to enhance their leadership training, engage in high-level networking and witness inspirational talks from global leaders.
The connections made will be long-lasting and the new perspectives gained will be career-changing. Come experience a one-of-a-kind conference, complete with networking dinners, a spa social and an agenda curated with impactful content, all in the unique resort setting of Whistler.

2018 speakers

These are the incredible leaders and influencers who will take to the stage April 18-20, 2018 in Whistler and will inspire us with their stories, their wisdom, and their passion. Each of these individuals are a hallmark in one of the four pillars of our conference; Accelerated Growth, Balanced Life, Inspiring Change & Creating Connections that matter.

Halla Tomasdottir

Halla Tomasdottir

Presidential Candidate (2016) & TED Speaker, Iceland
Joanna Pena-Bickley

Joanna Pena-Bickley

Head of Design, Internet of Things at Amazon (IoT), Seattle, WA
Tej Singh Hazra

Tej Singh Hazra

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, HSBC Bank Canada, Toronto, ON
Steph Jagger

Steph Jagger

Author, Coach, Speaker & World Record Smasher, San Diego, CA
Erin Sills

Erin Sills

Principal at Erin Sills Consulting and Founder at High Impact Lab Vancouver, BC
Tracy Hutton

Tracy Hutton

VP of Coaching at The Marcus Buckingham Company, Whistler, BC
Travis Streb

Travis Streb

Partner, High Impact Lab, Vancouver, BC
Diane Kazarian

Diane Kazarian

National Financial Services Leader & GTA Managing Partner, PwC, Toronto ON
Anita Naidu

Anita Naidu

Engineer and Tech consultant for Humanitarian Affairs, 2017 Google Impact Challenge Winner, Whistler, BC
Jordan Bower

Jordan Bower

Leadership & Culture Storytelling Consultant, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Maryam Zeineddin

Dr. Maryam Zeineddin

Director/Owner, Ambleside Medical Centre, Chair of Zili Health, Vancouver BC
Meredith Powell

Meredith Powell

Founder @ Powell & Company, Vancouver, BC
Maria Ebrahimji

Maria Ebrahimji

Managing Partner, C5 Collective, Atlanta, GA
Esther Ayorinde

Esther Ayorinde

Client Executive, Facebook Region at Cisco, Founder, Alter Ego Self-Esteem Camps for Girls, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Dominique Vallée

Dr. Dominique Vallée

Olympian, Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Shona Beats

Shona Beats

Co-Founder of Sphere, Founding GM of Headspace
Philip Grosch

Philip Grosch

Partner, Consulting and Digital Services Lead, PwC, Toronto, ON
Paulina Cameron

Paulina Cameron

Author, Canada 150 Women and Regional Director for Western Canada, Futurpreneur Canada, Vancouver, BC
Judy Brooks

Judy Brooks

Celebrated Mentor + Serial Entrepreneur, Vancouver, BC
Carl Schmidt

Carl Schmidt

CTO and Co-Founder of Unbounce

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Activities

Our unique events during the Conference create incredible opportunities for personal connection with your fellow attendees.

Wednesday, April 18, 5-7pm

Opening Reception

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Join fellow conference attendees for our opening reception in the stunning Cure Lounge and Patio at the Nita Lake Lodge for your first taste of Whistler luxury.

Access included in Conference Registration.

Thursday, April 19, 6-8pm

Connect Dinners

The WNORTH Connect Dinners allow our attendees and speakers the opportunity to network in an intimate dinner setting at a selection of top restaurants around Whistler.  Dinners will feature one or two of our Conference Speakers as guest hosts.

Attendance to the dinners requires additional sign up and is restricted to Conference delegates, sign up will be available after regular registration closes on March 23.

Thursday April 19, 9:30pm

Scandinave Spa Social

The Scandinave Spa is engulfed in a spruce and cedar forest that overlooks incredible mountain vistas and Whistler Blackcomb’s valleys. This 20,000 square foot outdoor spa boasts hot baths, a wood burning Finnish Sauna, eucalyptus steam room and refreshing waterfalls. This favorite Whistler activity is usually reserved for silence, however WNORTH has partnered with the Scandinave Spa to bring you an exclusive evening event complete with a champagne reception and networking in the most incredible setting.

Access included in Conference Registration. Complimentary Shuttle service will run from Nita Lake Lodge to the Spa from 9pm-12am.

Friday, April 20, 8am

The Connected Breakfast

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A diverse selection of compelling conversational topics facilitated by our conference speakers over breakfast.

Access included in Conference Registration.

Outdoor Activities

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Thursday April 19, 6:30-7:00am
Valley Trail Run with Jodie Hands
Meet in the Nita Lake Lodge Lobby at 6:30am

Friday April 20, 7:15-7:45am
Circuit Training at Alpha Lake Park with Kyle Chapman
Meet in the Nita Lake Lodge Lobby at 7:10am

Getting Here

Travel & Accommodation

The WNORTH Conference is held in Whistler, Canada located 2 hours north of Vancouver. The event takes place at the Nita Lake Lodge Boutique Hotel which was named Condé Nast Traveler's 2015 Readers' Choice Award "#1 Resort in Canada”. Conference Attendees receive preferred accommodations rates, we recommend you plan and book your travel early as space is limited.

Getting HereAccommodation

"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"

Brianna BlaneyBusiness Developer | Impact Creator | Philanthrocapitalist

"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. 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."

Lucy GloverProduction Supervisor, Origin Design + Communications

"WNORTH was the most impactful and self-reflective leadership conference I’ve ever been to. The intimate feel of the event and the community of openness we were able to share was life-inspiring. I’ve made some great connections who are holding me accountable to being the woman I want to be. I highly recommend this to any other women on the rise who are looking for a time to do some self-work!"

Deborah HornSurface Commercial Channel Marketing Manager / Microsoft

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