Victoria Pichler

Victoria Pichler

Marketing & Communications Lead
Northumberland CFDC

Victoria Pichler graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Marketing Management. She is a strong advocate for the women entrepreneurship ecosystem and continues to play a pivotal role in the development and execution of NCFDC's national brands, including StrikeUP, Canada’s premier digital conference for women entrepreneurs, and DELIA, a microloan fund supporting Canadian women-owned businesses. Victoria has facilitated numerous events in partnership with national organizations, featuring webinars and conference panels, she continues to help drive inclusive economic growth in the entrepreneurship industry.

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Opening Remarks

Join Emcee Victoria Pichler as she kicks off StrikeUP 2024, joined by opening speaker Algonquin Elder and Knowledge Keeper Claudette Commanda, Minister of Small Business Rechie Valdez, and StrikeUP Co-Founder and StrikeUP Team Lead, Heather Cannings.

As part of the opening ceremonies, you will:

  • Learn about the goals and partners involved in StrikeUP 2024.
  • 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 2024 to grow your business.
  • Welcome from our co-presenting sponsors.