Working with our Women Entrepreneur Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Partners, Northumberland CFDC is proud to be the host organization of the StrikeUP Conference for Women Entrepreneurs, a virtual conference dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs and providing a forum for growth, mentorship and financing.

We are proudly funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES).

“StrikeUP is a collaborative WES movement across Southern Ontario, through which we are harnessing the full potential of women led businesses and driving economic prosperity and economic recovery. Partnerships like this are a direct reflection of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy in action - providing full access to an ecosystem across financing, networks, expertise and talent.“
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Wendy Curtis,
Executive Director, Northumberland CFDC and StrikeUP 2021 Founder​

The Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy in Action

Accessing valuable skills and services to put Canadian Women at the forefront for success and economic recovery.

Providing full access to an ecosystem across financing, networks, expertise and talent.

Sharing the success of our Women entrepreneurs by advancing Women’s economic empowerment together.

Let’s StrikeUP together to advance women to lead our economic recovery.

Let’s StrikeUP to strengthen the capacity within the entrepreneurship ecosystem and grow the number of women-owned businesses.