Timber Queens

November 1, 2023

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Empower, Inspire, and Connect: Join Us at Timber Queens, a forestry conference for womxn.


SOLD OUT!! - Registration is now closed, we're looking forward to this amazing event!


We express our thanks and gratitude to these companies dedicated to encouraging industry collaboration, and showcasing their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion our industry. All levels of sponsorship are very much appreciated!

Canopy Level: JD Irving Woodlands | Martime College of Forest Technology

Trunk Level: NSCC Applied Research & Innovation

Root Level: North Nova Forest Owners Co-op | Timber Loan Board | Port Hawkesbury Paper


About the Conference

We believe that when women come together, incredible things happen. This conference is a gathering of fearless women, united by a common purpose - to empower, inspire, and connect.


Why Attend?

This is not just another conference; it's a transformative experience. Here's why you should be a part of it:

  • - Inspiring Keynotes: Hear from remarkable women who have shattered glass ceilings and achieved extraordinary success.

  • - Invaluable Workshops: Gain practical skills, knowledge, and insights through hands-on workshops and interactive sessions.

  • - Meaningful Connections: Network with like-minded women, form lasting friendships, and build a support system that lasts long after the conference.

  • - Empowerment and Growth: Leave with a renewed sense of purpose, motivation, and the tools to conquer your goals.

  • - Community and Solidarity: Join a community of women who lift each other up and support one another's journeys.


Conference Highlights

  • - Keynote Speakers: We've gathered thought leaders, industry experts, and trailblazers to share their wisdom and experiences.
  • - Breakout Session and Roundtable Discussions: Dive deep into topics that matter most to you, from leadership and career development to health and wellness.  Engage in insightful discussions on important issues facing women today.
  • - Networking: Connect with fellow attendees, mentors, and potential collaborators in a welcoming and inclusive environment.


Date and Location

Timber Queens is happening November 1, 2023, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Inn on Prince, in Truro, NS. Register today to secure your spot for this empowering event.



Registration is now open! Don't miss your chance to join a community of inspiring women.

$50 + HST (includes lunch)  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 23, 2023

Click here to register. SPACE IS LIMITED!


Get Involved

Want to be a part of this transformative experience? We are also looking for volunteers, sponsors, partners, and speakers. Contact us to get involved or explore sponsorship opportunities here!


Join the Movement

Be part of a movement that celebrates the strength, resilience, and achievements of women. Together, we can break barriers and make a positive impact in our industry

Empower yourself, inspire others, and connect with the incredible women at Timber Queens. We can't wait to see you there!



(subject to change)

10:00 – 10:30     Introductions

10:30 – 11:00     Mentorship Days: Jillian Weldon-Genge, an overview of the NS Women in Forestry program

11:00 – 11:30     Growing Women Leaders: Clara Schortemeyer & Olivia Blizzard, an overview of JD Irving’s Woodlands and Sawmills Divisions Program

11:30 – 12:00     Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Woods: Elizabeth Jessome, Mi’kmaq Forestry Initiative 

12:00 – 1:00       Lunch/Networking

1:00 – 1:45          Building Leadership Confidence: Brenda Fair, Fairwinds Training & Development

1:45 – 3:00          Breakout Roundtables: This is a safe space to dive deep into topics that matter most to you. Engage in meaningful conversations, share your experiences and lessons learned, and ask the hard questions.