5th Annual Conference

APRIL 10-12, 2019

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.

2019 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Alison Desir

Alison Desir

Founder, The Harlem Run - New York, NY
Celeste Burgoyne

Celeste Burgoyne

Executive Vice President- The Americas at lululemon athletica, Vancouver, BC
Barinder Rasode

Barinder Rasode

CEO, NICHE, Vancouver, BC
Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

Founder & CEO at The Riveter, Seattle, WA
Katherine Lazaruk

Katherine Lazaruk

Executive Presence Consultant, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Lois Nahirney

Dr. Lois Nahirney

President and CEO, dnaPower Inc. and SkinDNA Inc, Vancouver, BC
Steph Corker

Steph Corker

Founder of the Corker Co. Vancouver, BC
Carrie Gallant JD

Carrie Gallant JD

Negotiation Strategist, Vancouver, BC
Diane Melchionne

Diane Melchionne

VP of Client Success, Americas at Indeed, Greater New York City Area

Last Year's Speakers

These were the incredible leaders and influencers who took to the stage in April 2018 in Whistler.

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

As Featured In

Activities

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

Wednesday, April 10, 5-7pm

Opening Reception

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 11, 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.

Friday, April 20, 8am

The Connected Breakfast

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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On Thursday and Friday mornings, our Lululemon ambassadors will offer an outdoor exercise activity for all conference participants to join.  Past activities included an outdoor Circuit Training and Running Group. 

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

2019 CONFERENCE PARTNERS

A Boutique Professional Development Experience

LEARN ABOUT OUR CONFERENCE PASS

We are excited that you’ve decided to join the conversation at the 5th Annual WNORTH Conference in Whistler April 10-12, 2019. Our conference is limited to 170 seats, purchase your pass early to avoid disappointment. Here is what the Conference Pass includes:

  • Two days of keynote addresses, talks, and workshops
  • A ticket to our Wellness & Welcome Event on Wednesday April 10 at Nita Lake Lodge
  • West Coast Networking Lunch at Aura Restaurant on Thursday April 11
  • The Connected Breakfast at Aura Restaurant on Friday April 12
  • Preferred Rates to stay at the Nita Lake Lodge for as little as $149/night (based on availability)
  • Access to WNORTH Community Networking App – hosted by Bizzabo

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Past Attending Organizations

"WNORTH was a great experience and helped me connect with like-minded people in my community. I found a wealth of resources and experience in the speakers and I loved the structure of the conference with opportunities to have meaningful conversations with the participants. I was able to take what I learned back to my team and share the wealth!"

Sarah-Kate SkinnerGlobal B2C Merchant, ARC’TERYX Equipment