Entrepreneurship SpeakHER Series

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Funded by the US Consulate General office, the Entrepreneurship SpeakHER Series is a virtual speaker and networking series that aims to empower post-secondary students, especially women, to consider entrepreneurship as a potential career path. The series will include 8 virtual webinars featuring American woman entrepreneurs from various industry sectors. There will also be two virtual networking sessions providing opportunities for students from University of Windsor, St. Clair College and other institutions in Windsor Essex region to network with students studying at universities in the United States.

The objectives of the Entrepreneurship SpeakHER series are:

  • To motivate and encourage post-secondary students, especially women, to discover the opportunity within the realm of entrepreneurship, regardless of their fields of study.
  • To strengthen the bilateral ties between Canada and the United States by uniting woman entrepreneurs with potential entrepreneurs from both nations.
  • To provide value to our speakers and audience by providing an open platform for networking and communication during each webinar
  • To foster new connections!

This series is free for participants to attend!

This series will be run over two semesters, Winter 2022 and Fall 2022. Each semester, there will be 4 webinars featuring woman entrepreneurs from different industry sectors and one virtual networking session. The following schedule is tentative. The confirmed session will include a registration link.

We encourage you to check back frequently for updates!

SEASON 1 SESSIONS (Winter 2022) – Click on Season 1 in the next section for details!
*Coming Soon

Date Industry Sector Speaker Topic
January 28 ICT (Information, Communications, Technology) Karolyn Hart, Founder & President – InspireHub Inc.

Resiliency in Entrepreneurship: The COMEBACK, not the setback

March 3 Fitness Felicia Maxwell, Owner & CEO – Fit4Life Health & Fitness LLC

Pivotal Times: Don’t Panic, Just Pivot with Felicia Maxwell

March Service/Consulting * *
April Healthcare * *


SEASON 2 SESSIONS (Fall 2022) – Stay tuned for updates!
*Coming Soon

Date Industry Sector Speaker Topic
September Food * *
October Arts * *
November Social Enterprise * *
December Engineering * *

Session 1:
Friday January 28
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Karolyn Hart is an award-winning Canadian entrepreneur, technology executive, activist, speaker, author and Founder of U.S company InspireHUB. She’s also co-host of “Big on Small”, the official small business podcast. Karolyn has spent two decades building a unique skill set around engagement including as a technologist with experience implementing large scale projects in financial services, automotive and healthcare; an entrepreneur launching a national television show; an award-winning economic developer working in community engagement; and a startup founder designing and working with the latest in Progressive Web App technology. Karolyn knows what it takes to keep a team engaged against all odds. Karolyn has been covered in the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, The Globe and Mail, CBC, The Chicago Tribune, GCN and SD Times.


Session 2:
Thursday March 3
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Felicia is a wife, mother, personal fitness trainer, nutrition coach, mentor, sought after speaker, and the proud owner of Fit4Life Health and Fitness LLC. Prior to retiring to pursue her passion and dreams of helping people become physically, mentally and emotionally fit, she enjoyed a thirteen-year successful banking career as Vice President at Comerica Bank where she managed a portfolio of 25 large corporations with loans of $10 million and above. She has her Master’s in Business Administration with and emphases in Finance and has secured grants and funding for her gym, with a business plan . Through her Fit4Life gym experiences, speaking engagements, and social media, she shares practical insight and wisdom on the importance of healthy eating and exercise as a lifestyle. Her mission is to educate and help people understand the importance of being Fit4Life – spiritually, mentally (mind), emotionally (soul), and physically (body), to fulfill their purpose on this Earth! Felicia is a fitness inspiration to many.


Session 3:
March 2022

Session 4:
April 2022

All speakers for these upcoming sessions to be announced soon!

Visit our key dates page to see upcoming dates and session topics.

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Contact lbodde@uwindsor.ca with any questions.