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 wellness social and an agenda curated with impactful content, all in the unique resort setting of Whistler.

2019 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Teara Fraser

Teara Fraser

Raven Institute
Alison Desir

Alison Desir

Founder, The Harlem Run - New York NY
Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

Founder & CEO at The Riveter, Seattle WA
Chitra Anand

Chitra Anand

Author, The Greenhouse Approach: Cultivating Deliberate Innovation in Organizations, Toronto ON
Celeste Burgoyne

Celeste Burgoyne

Executive Vice President- The Americas at lululemon athletica, Vancouver BC
Dr. Lois Nahirney

Dr. Lois Nahirney

President and CEO, dnaPower Inc. and SkinDNA Inc, Vancouver BC
Jean-Pierre LeBlanc

Jean-Pierre LeBlanc

Saje Wellness Co-Founder
Diane Melchionne

Diane Melchionne

VP of Client Success, Americas at Indeed, New York NY
Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts

Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts

Global Yoga Ambassador, Lululemon
Marni Johnson

Marni Johnson

Senior Vice President, HR and Corporate Affairs, Blueshore Financial, Vancouver BC
Barinder Rasode

Barinder Rasode

Co-Founder & CEO, Grow Tech Labs - Vancouver BC
Steph Corker

Steph Corker

Founder, The Corker Company, Vancouver BC
Jessica Macht

Jessica Macht

Partner, Assurance, PwC Canada
Katherine Lazaruk

Katherine Lazaruk

Executive Presence Consultant, Vancouver BC
Carrie Gallant JD

Carrie Gallant JD

Negotiation Strategist, Vancouver BC
Mona Sheth

Mona Sheth

Senior Manager, Training & Development – Client Success & Sales at Indeed, Stamford, CT
Caryl Longden

Caryl Longden

Operations Director, Left Technologies, Vancouver BC
Erin Millar

Erin Millar

Founder and CEO, The Discourse, Vancouver BC
 Allison Kinnear

Allison Kinnear

Voice of Her Own, Seattle
Jacqueline Lloyd Smith

Jacqueline Lloyd Smith

Raven Institute
Helen Wong

Helen Wong

Director, People and Organization Practice, PwC
Regina Noppe

Regina Noppe

VP of Tech, CCBC and Founder, Dream2B - Brazil
 Miranda Lam

Miranda Lam

Founder & CEO, Think Capital

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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.

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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.

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Outdoor Activities

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. 

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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

Presenting Sponsor

LEADING SPONSORS

Conference Agenda

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