Advancing Women

We are grateful to all who came to Toronto to celebrate women in agriculture and recognise the contribution that they make to the industry. Thank you to all the presenters who contributed their time and shared their story and knowledge with us. We also applaud our sponsors for their ongoing support that allows us to bring this program to the women in ag.

Didn't go to Toronto? Watch our slide show of the recap below and watch for media coverage coming to our news page. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know at or call us
at 403-686-8407. We would love to hear from you!

Visit our AWC WEST 2017 website for details on our next AWC being held in Calgary on March 6&7, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary and stay tuned for information on our next AWC EAST 2017 being held on
October 30 &31, 2017 at the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview in Niagara Falls.

Images from the conference!

The room was packed!

Hearing their stories

Generations sharing the experience together


Financial workshop presented by BMO Financial Group

Making new friends

Opportunity to interact and ask questions

Sharing their story to success

A few comments about AWC EAST 2016 from women who attended. "The greatest benefit I realized from AWC was"...

  • Feeling of support and cohesiveness with other women, refreshed, revitalized, rejuvenated!
    – Wendy Z., Winnipeg, MB

  • Encouragement to be bold, and to believe in myself and surround myself with happy people.
    – Carolynne F., Alvinston ON

  • I feel like I finally have some direction!
    – Addie P., Canning, NS

  • Learning about time management and personal branding which will help me in my work life goals and initiatives. Most industry events have less than 50% women in attendance. It was so great to meet so many women all in one place.
    – Heather O., Ottawa, ON

  • I, for one, didn't know much about this conference, but I did know I would enjoy some time away and looked forward to speaking with other women who work in agriculture. It turned out to be so much more.This conference left me with one last impression: We all have our own problems and as different as they may be, many of them are the same. I am not alone in this industry; I am one of many.
    – Marina B.

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Advancing Women is created for every woman who wants to achieve success. Whether you are a crop, fruit, vegetable, dairy or livestock producer, own your own small or large ag business or in a career path with an ag organization or association - this conference is for you. Gain or hone the skills that will bring you success in your career, family life and community. Learn from those who have reached great heights in their career and life, and are ready to share the advice you may need on building life skills, financial independence and relationships in and outside the workplace. Looking for your dream job? Have the opportunity to network with women who have the same passion for agriculture as you do. Take the opportunity to listen, learn, network and grow. AWC is a one of a kind event. Register today. Be inspired for tomorrow.

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Come and hear our high profile industry speakers share their inspirations and ideas.

Conference Agenda
Speaker Profiles
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