Make connections, get inspired, join the discussion.

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

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.

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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.

Speakers

Meet our 2016 lineup of incredible speakers and presenters

Shirley Cheechoo

Director, Producer & Writer

Keynote Address

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Allie Hughes

Founder, Hughes & Co.

Work/Life Balance in a 24/7 Industry

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Allison Ives

Student, Brock University

Decompartmentalizing Leadership

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Anne Miner

Co-Founder, Acacia Institute Inc.

The Power of the Platinum Rule

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Aurora Tancock

Certified Financial Planner, Aurora Tancock Financial Services Inc.

Leadership through Financial Independence

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Laura Ip

Resource Development Coordinator, YWCA Niagara Region

Speak Out: Become an Advocate in our Community

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Nicole Davidson

Vice President and Co-Owner, TruBore Contracting Ltd.

Speak Out: Become an Advocate in our Community

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Sharlene Styles

Holistic Nutritionist & Lifestyle Coach, PURE Natural Health & Wellness

Leadership is an Inside Job

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Yvonne Nasri

Director, Human Resources, CAA Niagara

Strategic Culture Shaping

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Kelly Somerville

Financial Advisor, Freedom 55 Financial

Leadership through Financial Independence

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Bonnie McPhail

Director, Business Development, Freedom 55 Financial

Leadership through Financial Independence

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Jessica Kline

CEO/Owner, Backwoods Promotions Inc.

Women in Motorsports: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

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Mary Wiley

Executive Director, Niagara Connects

Illuminating Evidence: Open Sharing of Data, Information and Knowledge in Niagara

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Connie McCutcheon

Manager, eGovernment and Cloud Solutions, Niagara Region

Illuminating Evidence: Open Sharing of Data, Information and Knowledge in Niagara

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Anne Hepplewhite

Information Management Professional and Board Member, Niagara Connects

Illuminating Evidence: Open Sharing of Data, Information and Knowledge in Niagara

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Karen Louise Smith

Assistant Professor, Communication, Popular Culture & Film, Brock University

Illuminating Evidence: Open Sharing of Data, Information and Knowledge in Niagara

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Tammy Dumas

Executive Director, INCommunities

Illuminating Evidence: Open Sharing of Data, Information and Knowledge in Niagara

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Madi Fuller

Advocacy Coordinator, Brock University Students Union

New Men-tality

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Jennifer Brant

University Professor

Women’s Leadership: A Reflection on Roles/Responsibilities

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Leigh Hill

Community Activist & Advocate

Women’s Leadership: A Reflection on Roles/Responsibilities

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Jenny Flores

Nurse Manager, Redeemer Senior Care

Caring for the Caregiver: Overcoming Compassion Fatigue Syndrome

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Rachel Gannage

Advisor, Freedom 55

Leadership through Financial Independence

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Greg Miller

Principle, Rivercrest Communications

Fatherhood and Feminism

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Crystal D'Cunha

Chief Experience Officer, The INSIDE View Inc.

#WatchMeDo

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Program

Schedule

The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women will explore and discuss a variety of topics important to women's leadership in Niagara and beyond. It is a full day event with lunch and refreshments provided.

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Location & 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.

Public Transit

Brock University is accessible via the St. Catharines Transit, Niagara Regional Transit and Niagara Falls Transit

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous 2016 sponsors for their support in making the third annual Niagara Leadership Summit for Women possible.

Download our sponsorship brochure to find out more about how you can support!

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Location

Brock University,
500 Glenridge Ave.,
St. Catharines