Advancing Women

We are grateful to all who came to Calgary to celebrate the powerful women that make up our industry.

Your commitment to building this very important network of support is truly inspiring. Plans are being made for next year, so stay tuned for the dates for Calgary’s 2017 Advancing Women Conference!

Didn’t get to Calgary? Watch our slide show recap below. If you have feedback or questions, please get in touch!

IMCI Events
Phone: 403-686-8407
Fax: 403-255-4592
Address: Suite 510, 5920 – 1 A street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0G3
Twitter: @advancing_women

Another full house at AWC!

Dr. Marla Shapiro discusses how to prioritize life goals and manage stress.

Sandy Hansen-Wolff on how to create innovative change.

Audience participation with Chef Lynn

Pre-conference workshop hosted by BMO Bank of Montreal.

Selfies and networking.

Iris Meck and a group of approving delegates

Questions and answers


Elysia Vandenhurk shares lessons she learned working with a sibling.

Chef Lynn makes a point

Delegate Registration

Loving the Volvo

An outstanding panel.

Speakers Sophie Perreault and Carol Kitchen connect
In Their Own Words - Comments from Delegates

"Unreal experience and confidence booster. So great to meet so many like minded women in the industry."
- Rachael V., Portage la Prairie, MB

"Very inspiring to be around successful women. It helped me to refocus on my career and gave me good information to advance."
- Megan H., Edmonton, AB

"Great education to improve myself as a person and as a manager. Great opportunity to network with other women in all areas of the Ag industry."
- Vicki S., Gravelbourg, SK

"Excellent, inspirational speakers and content. Incredibly engaging and relevant."
- Catherine G. , Calgary, AB

"Would like to invite other Ag Women along. Refreshing to be supported by so many other women. Feel recharged to do better in the future, given good life management tools."
- Megan K., Iron Springs, AB

"Feeling inspired to further my dreams and ideas."
- Lacy H., Carstairs, AB

"Very inspiring messages about leadership as well as personal growth and development."
- Brandi S., Lethbridge, AB

"Fantastic opportunity to be reminded of dynamic and important contributions women make in agriculture. Reinforces and reminds us of good strategies for strong leadership."
- Carmen S., Weyburn, SK

"Amazing and inspiring. A great experience to take part in on a yearly basis to get specific information and grow."
- Ashley M., Coalhurst, AB

"The conference refreshed and reframed my thinking, which will make me a better leader, teammate, wife, family member and friend."
- Karen K., Edmonton, AB
Advancing Women in Agriculture on YouTube!
"I just wanted to send you a note to again say congratulations – you are making such a difference with this conference. It was absolutely amazing."
- Chantelle D., Winnipeg, MB

"Very interesting, uplifting and motivating conference that is amazing for young women who often question their decision to enter this industry. This conference smashed all doubts."
- Melissa D., Olds, AB

"Speakers were fantastic. I am leaving here motivated and excited to grow."
- Ebony P., Rose Valley, SK
Thank you to our Advancing Women 2016 - 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" will have a chance to address the conference and share their inspirations and ideas.

Speaker Profiles

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