Who We Are...
The Women in the North Conference has been growing and gaining popularity ever since the first event in 2007. Our mandate is to bring training, networking opportunities, motivation and information to women in business and leadership positions. Every year we strive to raise the bar by bringing in expert speakers, motivational topics, engaging activities and we invite you to invest in yourself!
The WIN Conference is hosted by Community Futures Peace Country and led by our Project Coordinator Sherry Crawford. The 2020 steering committee consists of Holly Sorgen of Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region, Marcela Mandeville and Devonne Kendrick of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, Elaine Stenbraaten (formerly) of Alberta Agriculture, Kathy Archer of Silver River Coaching, Jasmine Downing of Aspen Grove Spa, Shannon Gadsby of Farmers Restaurant, Stacey Messner, HR Consultant and Sherry Crawford – Community Futures.
WIN 2020 will take place at the Belle Petroleum Centre, 9403-94 Street Peace River, Alberta
What We Do...
The WIN conference focuses on building the capacity of our local women entrepreneurs and we strive to offer information pertinent to their needs in a time frame that they can manage. We are committed to supporting the economic growth of female entrepreneurship.
Community Futures Peace Country hosts the Women in the North Conference and exists to serve entrepreneurs. We offer year round counseling, business planning and training. We are a developmental lender with the ability to offer loans up to $150,000.
Besides the Annual WIN Conference, we also offer monthly Lunch & Learn sessions in our board room usually on the third Wednesday of the month. Session topics range from finances, social media, human resource issues, government programs and much more.