THE 3rd ANNUAL ADVANCING WOMEN IN CONSERVATION SUMMIT WILL TAKE PLACE IN 2025 BRITISH COLUMBIA!
Though well represented in volunteering, education and entry-level work in the field of conservation, you’ll find less women holding positions of authority at a level where decision making occurs. In fact, in most rooms where conservation decisions are being made, you’ll find women are the minority.
The Advancing Women in Conservation initiative aims not only to support the advancement of women into leadership roles, but to foster culture of respect for women working in these roles, seeking to empower and develop women as leaders within the conservation community.
AWIC is a chance for women from all fields conservation (NGO, government, academia, industry, etc) from all over Canada to come together to address challenges, discuss solutions, enhance leadership skills, and develop a strong, nurturing community for women working in a field where the roles of women have been traditionally downplayed.
To view the tentative agenda for the 2nd Annual AWIC, click here.
2nd Annual AWIC KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JULIE ANGUS
Julie Angus is a leading adventurer, bestselling author, scientist, and entrepreneur. She was awarded National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award when she became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland. She has also cycled across continents, rowed thousands of kilometers of coastlines and rivers, and organized an
expedition that sailed the ancient Phoenician trading routes. Julie draws on lessons learned in extreme environments to motivate and inspire her audiences to reach their goals and overcome challenges.
Julie has written three books, produced several documentaries, and has a graduate degree in microbiology. A serial entrepreneur, Julie has had a successful career in venture capital, business development, and technology transfer. She is currently the CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a marine drone company that was recently granted an $800,000 prize from the Women in Cleantech Challenge to transform how we understand our oceans.
Named as one of North America’s leading adventurers by Explore magazine and one of Canada’s Greatest Women Explorers by Canadian Geographic, Julie is also a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and recipient of numerous awards, including the University of Victoria Distinguished Alumni Award and McMaster University Young Alumni Award
AWIC IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2023 DOUG CLARKE MEMORIAL AWARD FROM THE CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION. TO READ THE MEDIA RELEASE, VISIT https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2023/06/20/2691584/0/en/CWF-Announces-Canadian-Conservation-Achievement-Awards.html
THANK YOU TO THE 2nd ANNUAL AWIC SPONSORS:
CHECK OUT SOME PHOTOS BELOW, FROM THE FIRST EVER ADVANCING WOMEN IN CONSERVATION SUMMIT!