With a vision of becoming a Canadian hub for green technology collaboration, discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Cleantech Commons at Trent University is hoping to inspire young women entrepreneurs of tomorrow by partnering with StrikeUp 2022.
Now Canada’s largest digital conference for women entrepreneurs, the goal of StrikeUP 2022 is to advance women’s economic empowerment, grow the number of women-owned Canadian businesses, build capacity within the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and close gaps in service and support for women entrepreneurs.
This year, StrikeUP Canada will be partnering with the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) to launch a new Indigenous Program to elevate Indigenous entrepreneurs while also providing a dedicated safe space driven by a trusted community for Indigenous women to come together.
Indigenous entrepreneurs across Canada will be able to view and participate in dedicated programming at this year’s StrikeUP 2022 digital conference. Highlights include:
- A traditional welcome by Elder Claudette Commanda, an Algonquin Anishinabe from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation
- Indigenous speakers from across Turtle Island on all panels and workshops
- A Learning Lab workshop dedicated to “Building an Indigenous-Led Business”
Featured speakers will include:
- Jennifer Harper, Founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty
- Sunshine Tenasco, Founder of Pow Wow Pitch
- Teara Fraser, Founder and CEO of Iskwew Air
- Joella Hogan, Founder and CEO of The Yukon Soaps Company
- Devon Fiddler, CEO and Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods
- Leigh Joseph, Founder and CEO of Sḵwálwen Botanicals
- Lynn-Marie Angus, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Sister’s Sage
- Bernice Clarke, Founder and CEO of Uasau Soap Inc
View the Indigenous Program at www.strikeup.ca/indigenous/
A full list of speakers can be found at www.strikeup.ca/speakers