Women’s Conference

8th Annual Women’s Conference

Vermilion Regional Centre 5702 College Drive

May 5, 2016

WC Poster 2016


Come out and join us for our Women’s Conference. What started out as a secretaries day event has grown and turned into so much more. This daylong event is now a fun and revitalizing conference for all women from stay at home mom’s to office staff. Every year there are phenomenal speakers talking about some amazing and relevant topics for all in attendance. And let us not forget the superb trade show that caters specifically to women. Yes ma’am this event has grown since its conception in 2008 to become one of the best female centered networking and development events in the area.

Keynote Speakers

Barbara Stegemann

Barabara Stegemann’s entrepreneurial vision was formed after her best friend – a soldier- was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Understanding that supporting Afghanistan’s economy was a key to building stability for it’s people, Stegemann created The 7 Virtues Beauty – a company that sources organic oils from countries experiencing turmoil to encourage change and to reverse the effects of war and poverty.

Stegemann became known to millions of Canadians when she became the first woman from Atlantic Canada to land a venture-capital deal on the CBC TV show Dragons’ Den for The 7 Virtues Beauty Inc. She went on to become the “Top Game Changer” in the history of the show.

Despite addressing complex global matters in her talks, she uses humour to explain how individuals can effect both change at home and worlds away.


Debra deWall

Safe and Soudeb_dewaalnd – Be Safe Not Sorry

Debra deWaal, a former Calgary Police Officer, will share her experiences in an informative, high energy and humorous way. Learn what types of crime are occurring in our society and how to safely prevent and manage any potentially dangerous situation. This session will give you the mental and physical tools to be in control of any verbal or physical conflict.



7th Annual Women’s Conference

May 7, 2015

What a successful event this was again. Thank you to all those women who came out for the day and enjoyed the great speakers as well as some great food and company.


Shirley Borrelli: Honour Yourself 

Sometimes it is difficult to feel like you can easily meet and connect with people that you don’t already know. Sometimes you may feel shy or awkward because you don’t know what to say or what to do.

Shirley Borrelli is a confidence coach and she will give you 3 no-fail ways to meet new people that connects you in an authentic way so no one feels shy nor awkward.

In her opening keynote, she will show us:

  1. How to make a great first impression without saying a single word
  2. How to connect with people so they want to meet you
  3. The one word that opens up a conversation.

Shirley is an outgoing, friendly and engaging speaker that will build your confidence anytime you are around other people.


Monica Knight: Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Through music and her own brand of humour, Monica takes the audience on a magical mystery ride and exposes the personal beliefs that keep us clinging to safe routines, bad habits, and dis-empowering attitudes. Once she has ‘shone a light’ on the truth of who we are as human beings, she inspires participants to move forward in their lives by embracing change.


Jackie Yurko: Basic Naturopathic Medicine

Jackie Yurko is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine who has been in practice in Edmonton since 2000. Jackie’s key area of interest is women’s health. As a naturopath, Jackie’s main focus is to support people in working towards their health goals and in strengthening and building their overall health. The talk will focus on the basics of naturopathic medicine as well as some simple steps we can take to support some of the key systems of our body (including our immune and digestive system and our adrenals) and our overall health in general.


The charity we are supporting this year is Walking Through Grief Society.

For additional information on the Walking Through Grief Society contact Shirley Scott at 1-780-846-2576, Lynda Moses at 1-780-853-1818, or by email at wtgriefsupp@xplornet.ca.





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