THE HON. MARY NG

MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS, EXPORT PROMOTION AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

The Honourable Mary Ng was elected as Member of Parliament for Markham–Thornhill in April 2017. Minister Ng is a devoted community leader who has always believed in the power of public service. She has 20 years of experience in the areas of education, women’s leadership, job creation, and entrepreneurship. Minister Ng immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong with her family, and grew up learning about the struggle and eventual success that many new immigrants experience in Canada. Her years working for the Ontario Public Service, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Ministry of Education led to her being recognized as one of Canada’s top-performing public sector leaders. She later served as Director of Appointments for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

09:00 AM ET

Opening Remarks

Ministerial welcome & conference overview.

Join Co-Emcees, Wendy Curtis and Devon Girard, as they kick-off StrikeUP 2021, joined by opening speakers, Algonquin Elder and Knowledge Keeper, Claudette Commanda, and Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng.

As part of the opening ceremonies, you will:

  • Learn about the goals and partners involved in StrikeUP 2021.
  • Acknowledge Canada's Indigenous land and the promise women entrepreneurs hold for economic recovery.
  • Learn how StrikeUP fits within Canada's Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.
  • And gain an overview of the day, how to navigate the digital conference environment, and how to optimize StrikeUP 2021 to grow your business.
1:05 PM ET   FIRESIDE CHAT

Fireside Chat With Hon. Mary Ng

Ministerial fireside conversation.

Join Northumberland CFDC Executive Director, Wendy Curtis, in a fireside conversation with Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade. Through this discussion, Minister Ng will look back on progress made to date with the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy and look ahead at what's next in support for women entrepreneurs across Canada.