S2: Episode 2: Building WNorth with Heather Odendaal

Summary

WNORTH is the vision of Heather Odendaal, an accomplished entrepreneur, brand builder and an acclaimed event producer in Western Canada. While working as a sales executive at a Fortune 500 company, Heather’s pursuit of finding a leadership conference for women on a path to senior executive leadership fell short. In spring 2015, Heather co-founded the inaugural WNORTH Conference with her husband Mike. The WNORTH Conference is now heading into its 6th year, taking place April 15-17, 2020. 

Past events have featured speakers from IBM, CISCO, TELUS, Google, PwC and Lyft. In 2018, The Members’ Club at WNORTH was launched to support the growing community of female executives and provide them with networking opportunities and resources to support their leadership journey.

In this episode we discuss: 

Heather’s upbringing 

What activities she was into 

How she turned her passion into her business

What she’s up to now 

Connect with Heather: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatherodendaal/ 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherodendaal/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hmwhistler 

Website: https://wnorthconnect.com/

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