WENDY CURTIS

EMCEE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NORTHUMERLAND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION
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.