The Crossfield and Airdrie Chambers of Commerce are proud to work together to bring the Rural Women in Business conference presented by ATB Financial to our communities and beyond for a live, in-person event!
The Rural Women in Business Conference is created for entrepreneurial rural women who are passionate about developing and growing vibrant, sustainable businesses.
This year's theme is Resilience! Our format included informative workshops from business experts, a dynamic & inspiring keynote presentation by Leslie Horton, Global News Calgary, a panel discussion, networking opportunities, and more! Leslie spoke about her broadcasting journey, her life as a working mother, and her recent recovery from cancer.
The RWIB Conference has a proven track record of bringing women together to provide them with the tools, strategies and connections for the evolving businesses and lives.
See photos from the 2022 Rural Women in Business Conference here.
Leslie Horton hosts traffic and community events for the Global News Morning and Global News at Noon shows on Global News Calgary. She's been supporting local charities in Calgary for nearly 25 years, and created and leads the Morning of Giving (now the Month of Giving), Global Calgary's signature Christmas fundraising initiative. Leslie will be speaking on her career in broadcasting, her life as a working mom, and her recent journey through cancer recovery. Her story will be filled with both laughter and tears. You do not want to miss this inspiring message!
Your choice of two workshops to attend! One from each option below. Workshop A Options:
Refreshments, snacks, and a lunch will be provided for attendees.
All Rural Women in Business Conference registrants will receive an attendee gift bag.
Are you a business that would like to contribute to the gift bag? If yes, this is a great way to market your business! We require 200 items (valued over $5 each) to be included in the bag. The 200 items need to be received by June 10, 2022. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Become a Rural Women in Business Exhibitor at the Event If this opportunity interests you, please select this "add on" when completing your online registration for the conference. Exhibitor tables cost an additional $75 and you will be prompted at check out to add this option. There are a maximum of 15 exhibitor tables for this event and are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Exhibitor table requirements: 1. Provide your own linen for the exhibitor table. Exhibitor tables are 60x30 2. Have your booth set up no later than 8:45 am (you can arrive for set up as early as 8:00 am)
3. Have someone at your booth before the conference begins and throughout the day (during all breaks/lunch)
4. Provide a door prize (to be drawn at the event)
CONFERENCE Sponsor Interested in sponsoring this event? Click the button below for more information.
PAY IT Forward Sponsored by Canon Canada Up to 10 tickets will be provided complimentary to women who could benefit from attending the Rural Women in Business Conference, yet may not have the financial ability to do so as a result of a variety of circumstances (being a start up business, financial hardship as a result of the global pandemic, etc).
Simply, click the button below to submit your application by May 31st, 2022. Alternatively, you can nominate a business woman to receive a complimentary ticket.
The successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance on or before June 3, 2022. These submissions will be kept confidential.