Advancing Women in Conservation Summit

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  • Established in 1929, the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF) is a non-profit, non-government, membership-based organization representing hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts throughout Saskatchewan. With over 32,000 members and 123 branches, the SWF is the largest conservation organization of its kind in the world.

    The SWF is excited to announce the first-ever Canadian Advancing Women in Conservation (AWIC) Summit; Canada’s only gathering in support of creating a better working culture for women who devote their lives to conservation.

    The Advancing Women in Conservation Summit provides a chance for women from various fields of 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.

    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.

    At the summit, we plan to:
     discuss challenges specific to women in conservation
     brainstorm solutions
     have guest speakers share their experiences and offer advice
     host workshops (leadership skills, public speaking, self promotion, negotiation, dealing with sexism, how to be a good ally, etc.)
     develop action plans to bring back to our respective workplaces

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