Here is a list of the past events I have spoken at. 

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Past Speaking Engagements and Workshops 

Attached, June 2017, topic: the stigma of addictions, Big Secret Theater

People Are Pearls, May 2017, topic: resiliency and trauma, Kensington Gallery

She Recovers NYC conference, March 2017, topic: women in recovery, The Conrad Hotel

Recovery Transformation 3-day retreat, March 2017, retreat: Spiritual Gardening

Recovery Transformation 3-day retreat, May 2017, retreat: The Big Lie

Recovery Transformation 3-day retreat, June 9-11, 2017, retreat: grief and trauma

Scholar’s Academy, workshop: overcoming fear, January 2017, University of Calgary

Recovery Transformation 3-day retreat, September 23-25 2016, retreat: Brave Hearts

Celebrated Alumni Ceremony, May 2016, topic: resiliency, University of Calgary

Question Period, May 2016, Alberta Legislative Building, topic: women and work

Recovery Transformation 3-day retreat, May 13-15 2016, retreat: Plan to Recover, BC

Transformation Weekend 3-day retreat, March 11-13, workshop: goal setting, Toronto

Leadership Panel, January 2016, topic: leadership, University of Calgary

SAIT School of Business, January 2016, workshop: Build Your Business, Calgary

SAIT School of Business, November 2015, topic: business of trades, Calgary

Women in Trades Toronto, June 2015, topic: trades business workshop, Toronto

Pine Lake Women’s Retreat, June 2015, topic: faith and recovery, Alberta

Women Entrepreneur’s Forum, March 2015, topic: women and work, Ottawa

Women in Trades, October 2014, workshop: building a trades business, Kamloops

SAIT School of Construction, April 2014, topic: leadership, Calgary

Status of Women Federal, March 24, topic: Women in Work Boots project, Ottawa

NAIT Women in Trades and Technology (WITT), March 2014, topic: trades, Edmonton

Women and Leadership Panel, October 2013, Calgary Construction Assn. Committee

Trade Up! Women’s Conference, June 2013, Okanagan College, Kelowna

GETT (Girls in Trades and Technology), May 2013, topic: women in trades, Edmonton

Green Careers, March 2013, topic: green careers, Calgary

World of Choice, Junior Achievement, March 2013, topic: non-traditional work, Calgary

World of Choice, Junior Achievement, May 2012, topic: female Journeyman, Calgary

Publications and Contributions


Academic Non-Fiction Contribution


Level Best - Supporting the Advancement of Women in Construction, National Project Advisory Committee Member, 2014 – 2017  


Women Work & the Web – How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities. Edited by Carol Smallwood. December 2014. My projects are featured in two chapters; Women and Work Boots, and Digital Entrepreneurship.


Women in Work Boots Digital Magazine, A digital magazine I created as a PDF download on my Women in Work Boots website. The magazine was downloaded thousands of times by students across Canada in high school trades courses as an inspiration and activity guide.


Bill Participation/Endorsement


Bill C-243, A maternity leave strategy and amendment to the Employment Insurance Act. I was a participant based on the relevance to my own experience with pregnancy