Aquaculture North America

Virtual Event
Women in North American Aquaculture Summit 2022
September 8, 2022 at 11:00am EST

Women in Leadership: “View from the Top”


  • Diane Morrison, Managing Director, MOWI Canada West
  • Briana Warner, CEO, Atlantic Seafarms
  • Jennifer Woodland, CEO, Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood
This will be a special discussion, featuring a panel full of women in the C-suite level, sharing their journeys and stories about leadership and how they got there. The discussion will revolve around bringing women together to collaborate in the development of their leadership skills and create positive change in the future of women’s leadership in aquaculture.

Diane Morrison
Dr. Morrison has been an industry leader for 30 years, progressing from Veterinarian to Fish Health Manager, to Fish Health and Food Safety Director, to Managing Director for just over three years. Her focus has been on leading in the field of fish health and welfare, which secures the business and now as Managing Director broadening her focus to staff safety and development, strategic planning and leading reconciliation with the First Nations in whose territory MOWI Canada West operates.

Briana Warner
Briana Warner, CEO, Atlantic Seafarms, creates and builds demand for kelp grown by fishermen in their off-season as a climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy. Her goal is to build a new and mission-driven industry in the U.S., by creating products that benefit the ocean, coastal communities, and the health of consumers.

Jennifer Woodland
Jennifer Woodland, CEO, [2]Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood, a Canadian Indigenous-owned company that provides business development support for aquaculture businesses in the Indigenous communities of Vancouver Island. She also serves as Chair of the [3]Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance. Throughout her career, advocacy for the aquaculture industry has been just as important as her day-to-day work.

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