The Woman Landowner

Empowered Ownership

Growing women’s confidence with their land.

The Woman Landowner Symposium is a bi-annual national level event hosted and organized by Land & Ladies.
This national women landowner's event purpose is to empower women with the confidence to take hold of their landownership as well as creating an atmosphere for women to connect with one another.
The 1.5 day event is comprised of natural resource expert general sessions, breakout workshop opportunities and a social reception.
Attend in-person or virtually! 
Silent Auction

 2023 Symposium Speakers

Danielle Atkins

Owner & Forester, Land & Ladies

Julia Grant

Director of Policy, Partnerships and
Sustainability, Green Diamond Resource Company

Yenie Tran

Manager of Client Services, Resource Management Service

Angela Leslie

Forest Planner, Resource Management Service

Veronica McClendon

Founding Attorney, McClendon Law & Consulting

Jenny Brown

Owner/Broker, Reville Realty

Dr. Patrick Hiesl

Assistant Professor of Forest Operations, Clemson University

Jody Strickland

Chief Business Officer, F&W Forestry Services, Inc

Lillian Hogan

Manager Landowner Customer Success, NCX

Mollee Brown

Senior Manager of Implementation, American Forest Foundation

Janet Steele

Area Forestry and Wildlife Agent, Clemson Extension Woman Owning Woodlands

Candra Burns

Communications & Marketing Committee, NC ForestHer

Dr. Becky Barlow

Assistant Director/Associate Dean Alabama Cooperative Extension System/College of Agriculture, Auburn University, Alabama ForestHer

Dr. Tamara Cushing

Extension Forest Business & Economics Specialist, University of Florida


Day 1

February 23, 2023

  • 8:30 Registration Opens

  • 9:00 Welcome (Danielle Atkins) 

  • 9:30 Landowners and the Forest Industry (Julia Grant)

  •   10:30 Coffee Break

  • 10:50 Markets: Know What to Grow (Yenie Tran)

  • 11:30 Reforestation: Planting with Intention (Angela Leslie)

  • 12:15 Networking Lunch

  • 1:00 - 2:45
    2:45 - 5:00 Breakout Sessions

    • Estate Planning Workshop (Veronica McClendon)

    • Field Tour “Landowner Perspectives” (Weyerhaeuser)

    • Buying Land 101 (Jenny Brown)

    • Chainsaw Safety 101 (Dr. Patrick Hiesl)

  • 5:00 Break / Matted Ox Axe Throwing Activity

  • 5:45 Social Reception

  • 6:45 Adjourn
  • 7:00 Optional Fellowship “Dutch” Dinner

Day 2

February 24, 2023

  • 7:00 Optional Yoga

  • 8:30 Refreshments

  • 9:00 Timber Sale Contracts (Jody Strickland) 

  • 9:30 Income Streams (Danielle Atkins)

  • 10:00 Carbon Markets Panel (Mollee Brown, Jazmin Varela & Lillian Hogan)

  • 10:45 Break
  • 11:00 Local Group Involvement Opportunities (Janet Steele, Candra Burns, and Dr. Becky Barlow) 
  • 11:45 Building a Legacy (Dr. Tamara Cushing)
  • 12:30 Concluding Remarks (Danielle Atkins)


Location: Marshes of Glynn Baptist Church 

3780 Highway 82, Brunswick, Georgia.   

Lodging Options

Holiday Inn Resort -Jekyll Island 

701 Beachview Drive North, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

We have a group rate of $209/per night for oceanfront rooms at the Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island. These will be available to book until January 22, 2023 OR when block fills up. Our event is under "Women Forest Landowners.". You must mention the group code to get this rate. Group Code is : WFL

Book your room at Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll HERE or call (912)635-2211 and speak with a front desk representative.


Holiday Inn & Suites I-95 (Exit 38) - Brunswick

138 Glynco Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31525

Our group rate is $141/per night until January 22, 2023 OR when block fills up.  Our event is under "Forest Landowners Group". You must mention the group code to get this rate. Group Code is : FLO

Call (912)-264-3300 to book your room at Holiday Inn & Suites 1-95 (Exit 38)

During the Symposium we will be hosting a Silent Auction, showcasing various female artists and business owners, and especially the beauty and wonder of nature!

All funds will be 100% donated to The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, but accounts for more deaths than any other gynecologic cancer of the female reproductive system. 

Interested in donating a piece to the Silent Auction?!

CLICK HERE to download the silent auction donation form!