Conference Highlight 2012
Opening Reception | May 2nd, 2012
Two Day Conference and Showcase | May 3rd and 4th, 2012
Matrix Hotel | Edmonton, AB
- Fuel Your Passion - build on the spark that ignited you to be an entrepreneur.
- Seize the Opportunity - work on your business and achieve more.
- Multiply Your Network - connect in-person with peers and experts.
Thank you to all of this year's “Connecting to Success” attendees, speakers, exhibitors and supporters! We hope everyone involved enjoyed our annual conference and took away knowledge, strategies, and advice that Fueled Your Passion, Transformed Your Business, and Multiplied Your Network!
A special thank you to our conference sponsors! Your support helped to make this year’s event spectacular!
- Athabasca University - Faculty of Business
- Alberta Venture
- AVW TELAV
- ETC Events
- Ealanta Photography
- Modern Press
- Strategies for Success
- Happy Hippo Bath Co.
The overwhelming majority of attendees (90%) at our annual conference are business owners, and most have been in business for a number of years. These entrepreneurs are growing their business and want to learn how to achieve more! Are you ready to connect with peers, share your experiences, and grow together?
Enhance Your Business:
Not only will you gain practical knowledge to strategically enhance your business and expand your profits, but you will make connections and access resources to grow personally and professionally. Join us for 2 full days of insight and learning that will transform you and your business!
Join our social networks and share your thoughts, questions, favorite experiences and more with AWE and the entrepreneurial community! Let's start a buzz for #AWEconference and connect with people that you will meet!
“I have been to the annual conference every year for three years. I love it!
It's a chance to meet women who are just like me."
- Elvie Reinson, Ballast Environmental Consulting Ltd.
Conference Highlight 2011
Opening Reception | May 4th, 2011
Two Day Conference | May 5th and 6th, 2011
Are you an entrepreneur who:
Has an established business that is ready to achieve more?
Is facing challenges accessing resources to become more profitable?
Wants to accelerate your momentum by investing in smart growth?
Is looking for tools and strategies to achieve your maximum success?
Innovative Approaches to Success is your solution!
Click here to read how AWE "Set the Stage with Innovative Approaches to Success 2011".
Thank you to our sponsors, supporters, promotional partners, and all who attend!
Closing keynote speaker Jeanne Beker, Host & Segment Producer of FashionTelevisionChannel.
Fashion, like business can be a difficult place to live.
One day you are “in” and if you are not careful, you could be “out” the next. As one of the most iconic and influential women in the fashion industry both here in Canada and around the world, Jeanne Beker knows both worlds well and shared her entrepreneurial story and insight on leadership for women.
Opening keynote speaker John Stanton, founder of The Running Room.
His inspiring story helped attendees discover how to establish a personal brand, leverage it to grow, and stay true to it while expanding thier business.
“It is by far one of the best conferences I have attended for the quality of topics, speakers and connections for women business owners.”
-Cidnee Stephen, Strategies for Success
Conference Highlight 2010
Attend Alberta Women Entrepreneurs'
Innovative Approaches to Success
Annual Conference | April 21-23, 2010
Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Edmonton, AB
AWE recently hosted Innovative Approaches to Success 2010, the premier conference for established women business owners from April 21-23. Our event featured expert panels & workshops, entrepreneurial success stories, and inspirational keynote speakers Manjit Minhas and W. Brett Wilson.
Thank you to our attendees, sponsors, and speakers. We appreciate your support and commitment to entrepreneurship in Alberta.
"I was able to think about how to apply this knowledge to my business. It was great to step back and look at the big picture." - Conference Attendee
View photo highlights of Innovative Approaches to Success 2010 on the AWE Flikr page.
What attendees experienced:
· Two days of learning & strategic thinking
· Met with experts & learn from other entrepreneurs
· Developed an action plan that affects your bottom line
Business owners from across Canada who wanted to:
· Learn about growth resources and strategies,
· Discover innovative tactics to realize those strategies,
· Develop an executable growth plan.
Featuring keynote speaker W. Brett Wilson of CBC's hit TV series, Dragons' Den.
One of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and respected philanthropists, W. Brett Wilson is also one of the country’s most sought-after public speakers. A popular panellist on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Brett offers his insights into business and life with a surprising mix of humour and heart-warming candour.
Featuring Manjit Minhas, Mountain Crest Spirits and Minhas Creek Brewing Company
Last year Minhas Creek Brewing Company had revenues in excess of $11 million and is growing at a rate of 50% per year. Learn how Manjit has gained huge market share in a short amount of time with strategic pricing and effective marketing and advertising techniques.
"Thanks so much for a great conference! I'm leaving feeling refreshed and excited about growing my business.”
2010 Innovative Approaches to Success Conference Participant
Conference Highlight 2009
"I loved hearing ALL of the speakers and having the opportunity to network and discuss with other women. I think it's fantastic this is a focus on women and business."
- 2009 Conference Attendee
Speakers included Ben Barry, Debbie Travis, Eveline Charles & Dr. Valerie Young. AWE would like to extend a special thank you to all of our past attendees and participants.