Wendy Curtis

Wendy Curtis

Executive Director
Northumberland CFDC

Wendy Curtis is a recognized multi-award-winning business leader and champion of entrepreneurship and innovation. Wendy leads progressive, dynamic firms to superior results via management principles that value individuals, teamwork, quality and strategic focus. She is described by the Government of Canada’s Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario as “Northumberland’s Woman of Influence.”

The success Wendy has experienced in her career is mirrored with her commitment to her community. She is a multiple recipient of the Town of Cobourg’s Civic Awards and was named the Northumberland Business Woman of the Year (2007) by Northumberland Publishers.

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Opening Remarks

Welcome & conference overview.

Join Emcee Devon Girard as she kicks off StrikeUP 2022, joined by opening speaker Algonquin Elder and Knowledge Keeper Claudette Commanda and StrikeUP Co-Founder and Northumberland CFDC Executive Director Wendy Curtis.

As part of the opening ceremonies, you will:

  • Learn about the goals and partners involved in StrikeUP 2022.
  • 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 2022 to grow your business.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Fireside Chat

Ministerial fireside conversation.

Presented by The Scotiabank Women's Initaiative®

Join StrikeUP Co-Founder and CEO of Northumberland CFDC Wendy Curtis in a fireside conversation. Through this discussion, we 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.