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Women in North American Aquaculture Summit, or WINAAS, aims to understand the road to equal opportunity in the industry. This live virtual event welcomes men and women in North American aquaculture to tackle solutions for equal pay, entrepreneurship, innovation, training and mentorship.

Join Julie Kuchepatov, founder of Seafood and Gender Equality (SAGE), to hear more as we kick off the Women in North American Aquaculture live virtual summit by her keynote, “Shine Bright Like a Diamond”.

Join in on our panel discussions that will feature innovative and influential women in aquaculture.

Recruitment and Mentorship:
  • Kathleen Offman Mathisen, Grieg Seafood Norway
  • Leah Stoker, Aquaculture Talent
  • Tina Garlinski-Gonsky, Grieg Seafood BC

Women in Leadership: “View from the Top”:
  • Diane Morrison, MOWI Canada West
  • Briana Warner, Atlantic Seafarms
  • Jennifer Woodland, Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood

Diversity and Inclusion:

Moderator: Imani Black, Founder & CEO, Minorities in Aquaculture
  • Natalie Abdo
  • Taja Sims-Harper
  • Anoushka Concepcion