Shopify continues its commitment to amplifying women business leaders

The Canadian e-commerce company will amplify the profile of women business leaders at StrikeUP 2022

StrikeUP Canada, a free digital event for women entrepreneurs, announced Shopify is jumping in as a key partner supporting this year’s conference taking place March 3, 2022, as the signature event helps to launch International Women’s Month.

“Shopify is a powerful global brand and a massive Canadian success story that continues to empower countless entrepreneurs through its e-commerce platform,” says Wendy Curtis, Executive Director of Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation and StrikeUP Co-Founder. “We could not be more thrilled to announce this partnership for the advancement and realization of StrikeUP’s vision for gender equity in entrepreneurship.”

StrikeUP is Canada’s flagship digital conference convening women and non-binary entrepreneurs and the women entrepreneurship ecosystem, with a united vision of equity and inclusive economic growth through entrepreneurship. StrikeUP brings together Canada’s diverse women business leaders to work towards advancing women’s economic empowerment and growing the number of women-owned Canadian businesses. The conference features keynotes, panels, workshops, learning labs, chatrooms, networking, and support resources for diverse women entrepreneurs.

The theme of StrikeUP 2022 is ‘Decision Points’—supporting women entrepreneurs through critical milestones in their entrepreneurial journey. Featured speakers include Joanna Griffiths, Founder and CEO of Knixwear; Jennifer Harper, Founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty; Suzie Yorke, Founder and CEO of Love Good Fats; Teara Fraser, Founder and CEO of Iskwew Air; and Amber Mac, President of Amber Mac Media Inc.

Women entrepreneurs across Canada can now register for free to participate at  

StrikeUP 2022 is supported by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES). The conference is available with French captions and simultaneous sign interpretation and opens with a traditional welcome by Elder Claudette Commanda, an Algonquin Anishinabe from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation.

 About StrikeUP

StrikeUP is Canada’s flagship digital conference uniting women and the women entrepreneurship ecosystem with a united vision of equity and inclusive economic growth through entrepreneurship. Founded by Northumberland CFDC and presented in partnership with The Scotiabank Women Initiative ® and Export Development Canada, StrikeUP 2022 showcases the diversity and ambition of Canada’s women entrepreneurs through an accessible program focused on growth, funding, networking, digital adoption, and global opportunities. Find out more about StrikeUP’s mission, vision, and community at

About Shopify:

Shopify is a leading provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, offering trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Proudly founded in Ottawa, Shopify powers over 1.7 million businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, Heinz, Staples Canada, and many more. For more information, visit

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