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Advancing Women Conference provides powerful connections and learning opportunities
December 18, 2015

Over 1500 women in agriculture have gathered at the three AWC conferences held over the last year and half!  Advancing Women is now recognised as the place to be for women in ag. 


“The coming conferences will offer even more life-changing information to help women in agriculture build their skills,” Meck says. “These conferences appeal to women at all stages of life and work. We’ve seen women new to agriculture attend, plus those with several decades of experience. We see women of all ages from small family farms to large multinational companies. The diversity at these conferences is amazing.”


Each conference attracts between 500 and 700 attendees, with over 230 organizations represented. Meck notes Advancing Women Conferences are a great way for women in agriculture and food-related industries to come together for a few days of learning, networking and sharing. “Feedback from attendees underlines that our conferences give women the chance to a build their community based on shared experiences. They get together in one room and find out they have a lot in common, regardless of their position or industry sector,” Meck says.


Meck attributes the popularity of the Advancing Women Conferences to allowing time for individual networking as well as providing dynamic speakers who share real-life skills and stories. In addition to speakers from agriculture, agrifood and related industries, Advancing Women Conference speakers have been chefs, young business owners, doctors, researchers and celebrities.


For more on the speakers and agenda from past and upcoming Advancing Women Conferences, visit the website or call 403-686-8407.

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