Register now for the Women in Business Leadership Conference - Oct. 12th & 13th

Our theme is Educate, Motivate and Celebrate!

The conference will feature an opening reception on Friday evening with a vendor marketplace to showcase products and services from local entrepreneurs. Saturday will be a comprehensive day of break-out sessions, keynote speakers, networking and wrap up with our Celebration of Success Awards Gala.

14 Actionable Sessions

Learn real-world tips and tricks for supercharged personal and business growth, straight from certified coaches and professional leaders who have their built their businesses from the ground up!

High-Powered Networking

Tap into the Women in Business Network. From a small group of women in 2012 to over 100+ professionals and entrepreneurs who are connected to the community and striving for success.

How-To Learning

Our sessions are full of actionable content that you can apply immediately!

Eventbrite - Women in Business Conference

Friday, October 12 - Welcome Reception, Registration & Vendor Marketplace

  • 5:00 pm- 8:00pm

Enjoy a casual networking reception while shopping at the Vendor Marketplace which features local entrepreneurs services and products! Check in at the registration desk so you don't have fuss in the morning.

Saturday, October 13 - Full Day Conference

  • 7:30 am-9:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

Plenary Session

  • 9:00 am-11:00 am

ColorCode Personality Science will help you gain insights into how you tick, how to improve your relationship with anyone in life, gain an advantage at the office, or get to know yourself better.

Concurrent Sessions - Customize Your Conference Experience

Choose a total of three concurrent sessions, one session from each time frame

  • 11:15 am-12:30 pm

Women In Agriculture

This session is for those making handmade goods or growing local foods. Understand consumer insights, trends, and marketing options to transform your marketing strategy.

Cyber Security for Small Business

Learn how to protect your business against scammers and cybercrime! Learn about email phishing, malware, and ransomware. Presented by Dennis Wong, Brazeau County.

One-Page Business Plan

Great businesses start with a good idea that solves a problem, but there's so much more involved! You will walk away with information about the things that are needed to start, sustain and build a strong business. Presented by Danielle Klooster, Senior Business Development Advisor from Catapult Entrepreneurs.

Resilience, Maintaining Your Grit in Business and in Life

Using a combination of stories, scientific findings and practical tools learn how to know yourself on a deeper level and strengthen your sense of self so you have a sturdy anchor during difficult times. Do you want to be a girl with grit! Then this session is for you! Presented by Rena Rachar, Certified Coach.

  • 1:45 pm-3:00 pm

SuperHost Training

SuperHost offers quality customer service training for front-line employees. The session will introduce the principles of providing exceptional customer service. Learn about workplace communication, problem-solving, customer and employer expectations, and more.

Increasing Horse Power In Your Head

Take your leadership abilities to the next level by learning how to build more brain cells and new neural pathways! Benefits may include: Improved memory, ability to see things from many perspectives, increased ability to learn, improved decision-making skills, ability to get things done. Presented by Pat Vos, CEO of Intercon Messaging.

Shut the Duck Up!

How to take charge of thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back in life and in business. Identify the negative thoughts that are holding you back, question their validity and assess the truth - learn tools to change your mindset. Presented by Michelle Andrishak, Certified Business Coach.

How to Create Connection and Meaning in the Workplace

Wake up. Check Facebook. Emails. Text messages. Go to work. Get through the day. Come home. Cram as much as you can into the evening. Maybe make dinner. Maybe eat something on the run. Do the family thing. Go to bed. Catch up on texts and Facebook (procrastinate on emails). Wake up. REPEAT. Even though we have access to powerful tools of “connection” many people today are feeling isolated and STRESSED.

In this interactive and introspective workshop Trisha will guide you through the common DISCONNECTIONS people face today and how these disconnections impact job-readiness, discretionary effort, attitude and safety in the workplace. In the second half of this session you will be guided through the development and discussion around PRACTICAL connection strategies you can bring back to your organization. Presented by Trisha Miltimore, International Speaker, Broadcaster and PASSION IGNITER inspiring others to reach SOUL CENTERED SUCCESS.

  • 3:15 pm-4:30 pm

Social Media How To - Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram are Social Media’s most valuable business platforms to reach your audience. Bring your phone fully charged to this session! Presented by Ashley Meadahl, Founder of Premier Event Management.

Workplace Safety

Pembina Crisis Connection Society has partnered with the Alberta Council for Women's Shelters and Occupational Health and Safety Specialist. This session will help local businesses understand what this entails, we facilitate awareness presentations. Topics covered will include: recognizing the signs of violence, appropriately helping employees who may also be victims of violence, protecting employees and the workplace at the same time, understanding new Employment Standards Code changes.

Five Money Questions for Women

Five Money Questions for Women shares a perspective on a process women can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. Presented by Financial Advisor, Laurie Lainchbury at Edward Jones.

How To Reach My Audience

Learn about personal branding. Walk away with how to identify your brand, how to build your brand, protecting your branch and repairing a damaged brand. Presented by Katie Robertson of Grapevine Communications.

Celebration of Success Program Ticket - For those that did not attend the conference and want to attend the gala, dinner and awards program.

6:30 pm Celebration of Success Awards Gala and Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm Celebration of Success Dinner

8:15 pm Awards Program

Hotel and Accommodations

Ramada by Wyndham Drayton Valley

780-514-7861 or toll-free at 1-877-514-7861

2051 50th Street, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1S5

Conference Room Rate - $109.00 plus applicable taxes

Call the hotel directly and mention the Women in Business Conference rate when making reservations to ensure you receive a discount.

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