Trade Perspectives | Work Proud Summit | Oct. 2-4, 2018 | #WBFSummit18

Let’s Trade Perspectives…

Plan to Attend October 2- 4, 2018, Edmonton, Alberta

The Summit focus is on ensuring future success when we strive to create diverse, respectful workplaces where everyone is empowered to succeed. Our Summit isn’t going to just be about ideas, it’s going to talk about concrete solutions, successes and best practices.
— Kathy Kimpton, President & CEO of Women Building Futures

The WORK PROUD SUMMIT will challenge us to TRADE PERSPECTIVES as we showcase real life stories of innovation, action, and outcomes. Join us to share these “tools for change” and transform the face of industry. 

This fall Women Building Futures will host its inaugural WORK PROUD SUMMIT – this annual event will assemble leaders, influencers, and change-makers to share best practices to create workplaces that meet the challenges of the next generation.

The WORK PROUD SUMMIT 2018 is an opportunity to understand current contexts and challenges, and showcase innovative approaches to hiring, training, workplace safety and mentoring initiatives.

Future success is determined by our ability to create diverse, respectful workplaces where everyone is empowered to succeed. Hiring competent, safe and skilled workers is one element for making your business successful – mentoring and retaining employees is an even bigger challenge. This is a business decision that benefits us all.



Thank you to our SUMMIT Sponsors

Thank you to our ALUMNI Sponsors


ASANI - National Anthem & Welcome Song

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ASANI is an Aboriginal women’s trio from Edmonton who draw from their cultural heritage to create music that is accessible to a wide audience, but delivers a powerful message from their hearts. They are Debbie Houle, Sherryl Sewepagaham and Sarah Pocklington. 

They have performed across Canada and internationally at such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. and the Saddledome in Calgary. They have performed for the Dalai Lama, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and at the 2010 Olympics in Whistler, BC.

Their debut CD ‘Rattle and Drum’ was nominated for 11 music awards including a 2006 Juno nomination for Aboriginal Recording of the Year and received the Canadian Aboriginal Music Award (CAMA) for Best Female Traditional/ Cultural /Roots Album, 2005.

In October 2009, they released their sophomore CD “Listen” receiving a 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year and a 2010 Indian Summer Music Award for Best Spiritual Song.  

In March 2014, Asani was thrilled to perform both the American and Canadian anthems at the Edmonton Oiler’s home game with the New York Rangers.  

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Summit Accommodation

Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, Edmonton, is pleased to offer delegates accommodations at special discounted rates. Please note that we've extended the date for special rates to September 12, 2018. After the cutoff date, all unused rooms will be released.  Reservations are based on availability. 

There are two ways to make your reservation at the hotel:

  1. Guests can call the Hotel on 780-468-5400 / 780-490-2424 & give the Block Name & reserve their rooms against Credit Cards. The Block Name is: Women Building Futures 2018    
  2. Guests can visit the hotel's website  and book as per below:
  • Fill in the required dates –  October 2 to October 4, 2018
  • Click on More Search Options
  • In the Enter Code or ID box enter the Online Promotional code: FUTURE                    
  • Hit the Green Search Button to the left
  • Complete your booking with the required personal details