Advancing Women

Delegates came from New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Illinois and California to be inspired and network. One month prior to the conference we had about 425 followers on Twitter, today 825 women are following AWC and networking amongst themselves. We ranked 4th with our hashtag on twitter on Tuesday afternoon! Conclusion – women can network. Comments since the conference have been overwhelming with positive feedback on all aspects of the conference, with some great ideas and suggestions to make the next AWC a greater success.

Didn’t get to Calgary? Read and see all about it in our recap below – and see you in Toronto October 5&6, 2015!



Conference Sign-In



Conference Delegates



Conference Delegates



Conference Delegates - Monday Banquet



Dianne Finstad
Communications Specialist
Red Deer, Alberta



Debbie Travis
Chief Creative Officer, Debbie Travis Branding
Westmount, Quebec



Kay Kuenker
Vice President of Global Affairs and Government Affairs
Dow AgroSciences
Indianapolis, Indiana



Kirstine Stewart
Managing Director and Head of Twitter Canada
Toronto, Ontario



Conference Delegates
 

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Conference Delegates



Iris Meck
Conference Coordinator & Founder




Conference Delegates - Monday Banquet



Alanna Koch
Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Regina, Saskatchewan




Conference Delegates



Susan Blair
Executive Director, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.
Burlington, Ontario



Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Owner, Kinsey Consulting Services
Berkeley, California




Loved this conference! Well done!
- Lindsey V., Calgary, AB

Likely sending other employees from the company next year so all can experience the conference.
– Randi M., Swift Current, SK

It’s a great way to meet the women who face the same challenges as you at big ag shows. It’s great to have a woman’s view on everything.
– Catherine K., Bow Island, AB

Being here ignites the passion back into me. Learnt so many valuable lessons from presenters.
– Jen G., Standard, AB

Great time – going to AWC EAST 2015 too!
– Phyllis M., Vancleek Hill, ON

Most valuable to be surrounded by accomplished positive women! Info and inspiration to take back to our regular working routine; to think differently to impact our daily chores.
– Shannon K., Two Hills, AB

This is a great opportunity to learn from great, powerful women in Ag and other industries. Sometimes it can be easy to forget all the possible connections we can make, so getting into a room with 570+ women really helps!
- Jamie Y., Regina, SK

My annual dose of motivation and inspiration!
- Donna W., Carman, MB

Love it because it is specific to AG! There is nothing else like it!
– Jennifer D., High River, AB

Great conference! Very Inspiring and all that I learnt can be used in my profession and in my personal life.
- Diane M., Selkirk, MB

Refueling! Giving me direction for growth! Validates me!
- Sandra S., Carnduff, SK

Stepping back from my busy life, taking time for me to recharge + reboot by sharing time with “like-minded women”!
– Diane B., Rocky Mountain House, AB

Seemed rather expensive at first; however I felt it would be worth it…IT WAS!
- Lacey G., Eston, SK

I find it inspiring and rejuvenating to be at a conference celebrating powerful and successful women in our industry.
– Carolyn L., Guelph, ON


It’s a great way to meet the women who face the same challenges as you at big ag shows. It’s great to have a woman’s view on everything.
– Catherine K., Bow Island, AB

To read and view the interview with Gwen Paddock by Real Agriculture visit:
RealAgriculture.com
Read the Western Producer article from
the conference (Page 19):
Producer.com
Read the Rural Roots article from
the conference:
RuralRootsCanada.com
Thank you to our Advancing Women 2015 - West sponsors for being the champions for women in the ag industry.

Thanks to our Sponsors
Along with our high profile industry speakers, select "Speaker Sponsors" addressed the conference and shared their inspirations and ideas.

Speaker Profiles
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