WIBC17 Welcomes Barbara Cartwright
WIBC is excited to welcome and introduce Barbara Cartwright, an award winning leader in animal welfare, conservation and education, to the roster of inspiring guest speakers for this year’s conference. Barbara currently holds the title of Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, and her work has spanned across five continents and 20 years. Over the past five years Barbara has launched the National Animal Welfare Conference, the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty, and the first empirical sector wide research project. She is consulted by all political parties on issues of animal welfare, including updating legislation and consulting on policy documents such as agricultural and food policy.
Barbara has presented to audiences around the world including to the House of Commons and the Senate of Canada, the all-party International Conservation Caucus, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) as well as at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Congress. We are extremely excited to add the WIBC stage, and our audience of women in business, to this list.
Barbara showcases her commitment to women in business through her dedication to various organizations She is a member of Women’s Executive Network, the Council of Women Executives, and part of the Distinctive Women network.
She believes in the link between human vulnerability and animal vulnerability, and that a humane community depends on a holistic approach that unites social services, enforcement, prosecution and allied non-profits, to collaborate on issues of violence and vulnerability to benefit everyone and create a humane Canada.
To learn more about the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, visit: www.cfhs.ca