Square joins StrikeUP to support BIPOC and non-binary entrepreneurs

Women and non-binary entrepreneurs from across Canada can access mentorship, networking, financing, and other support at StrikeUP Canada, Canada’s largest digital conference for women entrepreneurs.

“We are proud to have the opportunity to work with Square to amplify the promotional profiles of diverse women-owned businesses from across Canada at StrikeUP 2022,” said Wendy Curtis, Executive Director of Northumberland CFDC and Co-Founder of StrikeUP. “With Square, we are able to take the conference and community to the next level as a platform for empowerment and advancement.”

StrikeUP is Canada’s flagship digital conference convening women 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.

Square, with a long history of supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs, is partnering with StrikeUP to give BIPOC women-owned businesses profile in the 2022 StrikeUP Canada conference as ecosystem partners. The 2022 recipients include:

Running a business is hard, but it’s easier with the right tools. Square builds solutions that give more Canadians the peace of mind and freedom they need to focus on their entrepreneurial vision and to succeed on their own terms.

Women entrepreneurs across Canada can now register for free to participate in StrikeUP 2022, a free digital conference on March 3, 2022, featuring keynotes, panels, workshops, learning labs, chatrooms, networking, and support resources as the kick-off and signature event to launch International Women’s Month. 

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.

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About StrikeUP

StrikeUP is Canada’s flagship digital conference uniting women entrepreneurs 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 Square
Square helps sellers more easily run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions. Square offers purpose-built software to run complex restaurants and retail operations, versatile e-commerce tools, embedded financial services and banking products, an appointment booking platform, staff management and payroll capabilities, and much more – all of which work together to save sellers time and effort. Millions of sellers across the globe trust Square to power their business and help them thrive in the economy. Square is part of Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), a global technology company with a focus on financial services. For more information, visit

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