Devon Girard

Devon Girard

WES Program Lead
Northumberland CFDC

Devon Girard is a passionate and collaborative leader committed to supporting women entrepreneurs to advance economic recovery. Bringing more than 15 years in communications, government and media, Devon shapes Northumberland CFDC's women entrepreneurship programming. Before joining Northumberland CFDC, Devon led large projects, including the Olympics, served public sector and political leaders within the Government of British Columbia, and received numerous awards, including the Leadership Excellence Award from the British Columbia Public Service. Devon is a wife and mother of two young daughters.

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Opening Remarks

Join Emcee Devon Girard as she kicks off StrikeUP 2023, joined by opening speaker Algonquin Elder and Knowledge Keeper Claudette Commanda.

Presented by The Scotiabank Women InitiativeĀ®

As part of the opening ceremonies, you will:

  • Learn about the goals and partners involved in StrikeUP 2023.
  • Acknowledge Canada's Indigenous land and the promise women entrepreneurs hold for economic recovery and a more sustainable and equitable future.
  • Gain an overview of the day, how to navigate the digital conference environment and how to optimize StrikeUP 2023 to grow your business.