WILB – MERIDIAN: 2017 PRESS RELEASE 2017-02-23 10:00:00 PM February 23, 2017 (Niagara, Ontario) – WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AND BUSINESS CONFERENCE AND MERIDIAN CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCE THREE YEAR TITLE SPONSORSHIP

This year, Women in Leadership and Business Conference (WILB) will partner with Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, to highlight its commitment to developing women leaders of all ages.

WILB is a national, two and a half day interactive learning and development conference passionate about cultivating the next generation of leaders, inspiring them to lead with integrity, and helping them connect in magical ways. “Meridian is a leader in the community, with strong values, and strong support for women in leadership, both at work and in the community…and that makes them the perfect partner for the WIL-B Conference” Tammy Sweeney, CEO WILB. “Their grassroots and long-term approach to partnership is something we are all quite excited about and we look forward to kicking off the three year partnership in Niagara March 26-28th”.

“As a community focused organization, Meridian prides itself on fostering stronger and more resilient communities,” says James Millard, Senior Vice President and Chief Employee Experience Officer of Meridian. “Partnering with an organization such as Women in Leadership helps ensure that we are supporting the development of women leaders in communities across Ontario.”

Each WIL-B conference attracts close to 500 participants made up of career driven women leaders, entrepreneurs and 200 of our future women leaders. The conference balances public forums with private meeting areas for deeper discussion and connections. This year, Meridian will also host the M-Connect Zone, and deliver content about Leading From Strength to both the WIL-B audience and the youth at Born2Lead. Expert speakers, authors, coaches and mentors provide a combination of practical tools, knowledge, and strategies sure to benefit everyone. For more details on the conference and speakers, please visit: http://wilbconference.com/2017-ontario-speakers/ to see the line-up for our next Conference in Niagara-on-the Lake.

Conferences currently on the schedule include: Niagara (March 26-28, 2017), Peterborough (May 28-29, 2017), Halifax (Oct 1-3, 2017) and Alberta (likely Banff or Kananaskis; spring 2018).

WILB is a national, two and a half day interactive learning and development conference passionate about cultivating the next generation of leaders, inspiring them to lead with integrity, and helping them connect in magical ways. Now in it’s ninth year, each WILB conference attracts approximately 250+ leaders and entrepreneurs looking to advance their career, grow their business and build meaningful relationships. A defining feature of this conference is the Born 2 Lead Youth Leadership Conference (B2L), a national one-day conference for an additional 250+ young leaders (ages 16-26), which is held in concert with WILB providing a forum for leaders of all ages to share and grow together.