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!

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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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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

Advancing Women in Agriculture on YouTube!
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:
Read the Western Producer article from
the conference (Page 19):
Read the Rural Roots article from
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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.

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