Good afternoon,

We hope that you are as excited as we are here at the YWCA Niagara Region for tomorrow’s Niagara Leadership Summit for Women.

Here are some helpful tips and hints for tomorrow:


Please print the e-ticket you received and bring it to the event.

Program and Workshops

We will start at 9am and you can find the program for the day and the workshops on our website. If you do not remember which workshops you picked, you will be told when you get your name tag at the registration table.

Location and Parking

The Summit will take place at Brock University in the Thistle Complex, accessible through the main entrance at the Schmon Tower. Complimentary parking will be available for all Summit attendees in Zone 1, Lot A. There will be signage to direct you to the appropriate lot. There will be volunteers for wayfinding at Brock. They will be identifiable by wearing green.

Movement Workshop

At 8 a.m., we offer an optional movement workshop to our participants. If you would like to start your day with some activitiy join us and bring a change of clothes.

Food and Drink

Lunch and light snacks will be provided as well as water, coffee and tea. There will be water coolers on site and we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle to use throughout the day.

If you have informed us about dietary restrictions, there will be volunteers at lunch who are able to assist you to make sure you get the appropriate meal option.

Child Minding

If you expressed child minding needs, you will have received an individual email with details. The daycare will be located in TH149 and our volunteers will be happy to direct you upon your arrival.


There will be many inspiring people to meet at the event – bring your business cards and get ready to connect!

Social Media

Please share the day with your friends and family by using the hashtag #NiagaraLSW.

We look forward to celebrating Breaking Barriers in Leadership with you tomorrow!

Elisabeth Zimmermann

Executive Director YWCA Niagara Region

Make connections, get inspired, join the discussion.

This is an inclusive and accessible community event, all are welcome.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

What We Do

The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day.

This event will offer many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders.

The Summit will be a full day conference focused on women’s leadership; evaluating, discussing and promoting women’s leadership in Niagara.

Read the 2017 Press Release »

How We Do It

The goal of the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women is to facilitate an intergenerational, region-wide event that is inclusive and accessible to all. We will evaluate and celebrate women’s leadership and promote women in leadership to effect positive change for all of Niagara.

Why We Do It

The vision of the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women is that all individuals, regardless of gender, have the capacity, efficacy and equitable opportunity to be leaders in the communities of which they are a part.


Check out our amazing line up of speakers for the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women here!



Without our sponsors, the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women wouldn’t happen. Check out our amazing 2017 sponsors here. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, you can access our sponsorship package here.