Women in the North Conference


10:00am - 10:45am

The ABCD’s of First Impressions

The opening session topics will include the ABCDs of creating a first impression that helps you stand out for all the right reasons. Embracing and developing yourself as a leader, which will evolve your brand because you are your brand! Owning who you are will give you more confidence to connect with more people. It’s who you connect with and how you interact with them that will lead to personal and professional growth and in turn business growth. The fact is: businesses don’t grow, people do. We will also dive into some tips about CNN – Collaborating, Networking, & Negotiating. I will be dropping some awesome reading resource ideas for you because leaders are readers!


Dr. Marshall has been a SIDECAR client for many years and has fallen in love with SIDECAR’s systematic approach to running chiropractic businesses. Dr. Marshall started her career as a Chiropractor working with Dr. Thackeray at the Envive Toronto clinic, which allowed her to learn the SIDECAR systems inside and out. She now successfully owns and operates Valley Chiropractic in Peace River, with her husband Dr. Jonathan Marshall. Together, they care for thousands of patients and are passionate about creating opportunities to flourish, allowing people to live life on their terms. Dr. Marshall truly understands the value of coaching and training as she started gymnastics at a young age and became a team Canada gymnast. She volunteers as a coach at her local gymnastics club where her kids are also learning gymnastics. She and her husband have 4 kids. They enjoy alpine skiing, swimming, riding horses, time with friends, and involvement with church and missions.


11:00am - 12:00pm

Leann Hackman-Carty

Master Your Disaster!

Learn how to RESPOND and not REACT to emergencies. Businesses can face dramatic consequences in the wake of a disaster and in today’s world everyone could experience a disaster of some form in their businesses. In this keynote, Leann Hackman-Carty explains how your business can better prepare, mitigate and (sometimes) prevent disasters- whether they be natural disasters like floods and fires, the COVID pandemic, or a cybersecurity breach. Feel safer armed with the knowledge you need to handle whatever comes your way! This is your Business Readiness, Response & Recovery Primer!

Recognized as one of Canada’s most powerful women, Leann loves sharing her expertise and has received awards for her community resilience work. She serves as the CEO for the Economic Developers Alberta, heads up HackmanCarty & Associates, and in 2017, authored “Master Your Disaster: Your Readiness, Response and Recovery Prep Guide.”
“I believe we can save lives and livelihoods, and I am passionate about creating a sustainable, disaster-resilient world for everyone. I’m a social entrepreneur that desires to make a meaningful global impact-whether it be through my work in the non-profit or corporate sector” – Leann Hackman-Carty. Leann has been the CEO of Economic Developers Alberta since 2009. In 2014, Leann completed a project with 11 Alberta flood impacted communities. In 2016-17, she worked with the Fort McMurray region on business and economic recovery by setting up and operating the business hotline; validating businesses for Red Cross emergency relief; and leading a 10-member economic recovery assessment team to the region. In 2019 she updated the Community Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency (Canadian Version)’ to help communities prepare for and recover from economic disruptions, and brought a resiliency training program to Canada which she continues to train in-person and online.


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