Advancing Women

Conference Wrap-Up
October 25, 2015

Read Anna Roberts wrap-up of the Advancing Women’s in Ag Conference. Read the article on Ag Women's Network

The Advancing Women Experience
September 21, 2015

Are you wondering if Advancing Women East is for you? What's it really like to get together with that many other women, who are 'invested' in agriculture? Crystal Mackay of Farm and Food Care Ontario was initially dubious about the need for such event, until she experienced it firsthand. Listen to her story, as she talks with (conference moderator) Dianne Finstad. Find out why she now believes Advancing Women in Agriculture is a conference with impact, making a difference for women across Canada and beyond.

Alberta Beef Magazine interviews four women in agriculture
September 11, 2015

Alberta Beef Magazine interviews four women in agriculture, and all of them speakers from our April 2015 conference in Calgary. Read the interviews with Trish Jordan, Wynne Chisholm, Dianna Emperingham and Susan Blair. We are excited to have Dianna and Susan back with us as speakers at our Toronto conference on October 5 & 6, 2015!

Read the article in Alberta Beef Magazine (PDF)

Agriculture's Glass Ceiling
September 9, 2015

If gender isn't a big issue on the farm, why are so many women signing up for women's organizations and conferences? This article by Helen Lammers-Helps published in the September 2015 edition of Country Guide explores the growing topic of conversation around women in agriculture.

Read the article in Country Guide (PDF)

New video highlights best of the Advancing Women conferences
September 2, 2015

One of our sponsors, Rural Roots Canada, has created a video interview with four dynamic women who attended the Advancing Women Conference in Calgary on April 6 & 7, 2015.

Here are some highlights from the video:

“For a young person today, there’s just so much opportunity (in agriculture). It’s really inspiring to come here and have people that have been around for a while mentoring and coaching and really encouraging people to build a career in agriculture. We compete with so many other industries…we want the best and the brightest to choose agriculture over other industries.”
- Trish Jordan, Public and Industry Affairs Director, Monsanto Canada

“It’s a great opportunity to network. I’ve made business contacts here, renewed business contacts, and connected with younger women in agriculture that I very often visit with encouraging them in their career paths.”
- Deborah Wilson, Senior VP of Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS)

“The speakers are really inspirational... talking about following your passion and looking for what you want to do, and making that your life’s work.”
- Annemarie Pedersen, Owner, Annemarie Pederson Communications

“There have been some great speakers with really interesting points on how to balance life and work and relationships...with other women in the industry, and then also those relationships that you have with your co-workers as well.”
- Kate Sanford Mitchell, Bayer CropScience

Here is the complete video. Thanks to Rural Roots Canada!

Join the hundreds of women who have already signed up for the October 5 & 6, 2015 Advancing Women conference in Toronto.

Here’s why making time for this conference matters - Interview with Kathryn Doan on
June 23, 2015
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Labour Market Intelligence: CAHRC getting down to work
June 2, 2015
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Women from across the country leave Advancing Women Conference inspired
May 11, 2015
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Attending The Advancing Women Conference Is A Very Powerful Experience
May 8, 2015
Thanks to Amy Matheson, Dairy producer from Oxford County, delegate at AWC WEST 2015, and for this recap of AWC WEST 2015.
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Advancing Women is created for every woman who wants to achieve success in her career, family, community, financial independence and relationships in and outside the workplace. Whether you are in a career path with an organization, starting your own business, looking for your dream job or wanting to hone your overall life skills, this conference is for you. AWC is a one of a kind event. Register today. Be inspired for tomorrow.

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