7th Annual WNORTH Conference

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The 2022 WNORTH Conference, a leadership conference for women, is returning this year with inspirational hybrid programming with panels and workshops.

From an opening reception to high-level training and networking opportunities surrounding this year’s theme of The New Leadership Playbook for an Inclusive Economy, you can engage with visionary speakers and industry experts for a powerful event that will profoundly change your perspective on the future of leadership.

WNORTH - Photo Submitted
WNORTH – Photo Submitted

7th Annual WNORTH Conference

  • When: April 27-29, 2022
  • Where: Live from Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler, and online/virtual
  • Tickets: In person ticket sales have ended but you can still get a virtual conference pass

Confirmed speakers include Shannon Platz, Global Vice President, Platform Solutions at SAP (live); Dr. Chitra Anand, Author of “The Greenhouse Approach” (live); Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity, and Impact at Carta (virtual); Emily Chang, CEO, China at McCann Worldgroup (virtual); Amy Nelson, Founder of The Riveter (virtual); Dr. Roselle M. Gonsalves, Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at ATB Financial (in-person); Jenn Harper, CEO and Founder of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics (virtual); Ashley Freeborn, Founder of Smash + Tess (virtual); Jane Stoller, Founder of Organized Jane and Author (in-person); and Hitha Palepu, Author of “We’re Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris” (live).

In-person components will take place at Nita Lake Lodge, 500 feet from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside Gondola, with virtual portions streaming on Bizzabo to attendees around the globe on Thursday, April 28th.

“After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, I am thrilled to be able to bring back our annual conference in a safe, hybrid setting. None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors SAP, ATB Financial, Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, and Nita Lake Lodge,” says Heather Odendaal, Founder of WNORTH.

“Our mission at WNORTH has always been to uplift and push organizations to work toward leadership models that are inclusive, transparent, urgent, and boldly collaborative. Now more than ever, women at all career levels need adequate support from their organizations and leaders, as well as the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers, which is why I felt it was imperative to bring the conference back in 2022.”

All WNORTH Conference attendees, speakers, and staff must comply with the Provincial Health Orders of British Columbia. Proof of full vaccination and indoor mask wearing is required. WNORTH also requires proof of a negative antigen or PCR test carried out within the last 72 hours. At this time, the event venue will operate at 50% capacity.

Related: 2017 conference recap by Jen Murtagh

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