Since inception, the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women has been an initiative of the YWCA Niagara Region and Brock University. Thanks to Brock University for their partnership year after year.

The "Famous Five" Level

WHO? Five women who launched the “Person’s Case” which eventually led to women being allowed to be appointed to the Senate.

Barbara Frum Level

WHO? Widely recognized as one of the top journalists in Canada, Barbara Frum received many awards for Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Journalism.

Laura Sabia Level

WHO? A native of St. Catharines Laura Sabia helped to bring attention to women’s issues across the country, championing the creation of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women.

Brand Blvd

Canadian Federation of University Women

Heels, Little, & Almas LLP

Women in Niagara Council

Judy LaMarsh Level

WHO? Judy LaMarsh was a Canadian politician, lawyer, author and broadcaster. Raised in Niagara Falls she was only the second woman to ever serve as a federal Cabinet Minister.

Durward Jones Barkwell & Company LLP

Gales Gas Bar


Niagara Workforce Planning Board

Tasty Thai

The Book with a Brew Group

Elizabeth Bagshaw Level

WHO? Elizabeth Bagshaw, was one of Canada’s first female doctors and the medical director of the first birth control clinic in Canada.

Aurora Tancock

Brock Golf

Caren Burt

City of Port Colborne

Niagara Pet

If you are interested in sponsoring the Niagara Leadership Summit for Women, please see the sponsorship package here. Contact Nicki Inch at 905.988.3528 ext. 3237 to discuss opportunities.