Women in the North Conference


Breakout #1:

Kim Gagnon - IG Wealth Management

Synchronized Financial Planning for Women: Why the Right Advice Matters

With a lens on reinforcing confidence, outcomes and the value of holistic financial advice – this seminar covers five key topics that matter to women: wealth creation; retirement optimization; estate planning; business success; and charitable giving. It also includes three diverse client stories, that include financial planning insights and how we helped.


Kim Gagnon has been with IG Wealth Management since 2018. She believes her previous 20 years in the accounting industry as a technician was an ideal foundation for her work as a Financial Consultant. Kim is happily married and has two sons. Away from the business, she enjoys riding her motorcycle and going to the beach with family and friends.

Breakout #2:

Kristen Cumming - Cantos Performance Management

Kristen Cumming, Keynote

A Culture of Constructive Conflict

Conflict is an essential element to creativity, growth, innovation and change and yet many people struggling to manage and engage in conflict at work. This talk will explore the positive possibilities of conflict and consider day to day changes that might help to better foster productive, healthy and constructive conflict at work.

Learners will leave with:

  • clarity around purpose and value of conflict in work settings and within teams
  • understanding how socio-economic history has influenced conflict at work
  • ideas about how to confront their own biases and assumptions
  • tools to communicate different perspectives with others
  • a sense of positive anticipation to bring about change in their own life and work 


Kristen Cumming’s career is focused on improving the connection between people and their work. Her 20 years’ experience in career development and human resources is complemented by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Workplace and Adult Learning. Kristen instructed eight years with the Bachelor of Management Business Economics program at the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus and for the past 20 years operated a successful consulting practice through which she serves as a speaker, facilitator and trainer on recruitment and retention, leadership and execution.

Breakout #3:

Lindsey McNeil - MNP


Let's get LinkenIn!

LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers. LinkedIn allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and connect to each other in an online social network. But how do we use it to our best advantage? Lindsey will lead us through the steps!


Come back to find out more about Lindsey very soon!

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