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!

Date Industry Sector Speaker Topic
January 28, 2022 ICT (Information, Communications, Technology) Karolyn Hart, Founder & President – InspireHub Inc.

Resiliency in Entrepreneurship: The COMEBACK, not the setback

March 3,2022 Fitness Felicia Maxwell, Owner & CEO – Fit4Life Health & Fitness LLC

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

March 25, 2022 Service/Consulting Karthy Chandra, Founder of Goalden Hour

Work & Life Balance: Productivity + Purposeful Living

March 31, 2022 Open to all industry sectors 8 female founders from both Canada & US Entrepreneurship NetworkHER Event
April 12, 2022 Healthcare/MedTech Valerie Obenchain – Owner and Founder of AIRS Entrepreneurship Ups and Downs: Breath of fresh AIRS


SEASON 2 SESSIONS (Fall 2022) – Stay tuned!


Date Industry Sector Speaker Topic
September 29, 2022 Culinary Donna Stoney, Owner & Winemaker, Stoney Wines, and Executive Director of StoneyBrooke Residential Services, LLC Raise a glass to INSPIRATION
October 20, 2022 Arts Bre’Ann White, Artist and Founder of Bre’Ann White Photography A Collision of Arts, Commerce, and Community
November 3, 2022 Social Enterprise

Carol Hofgartner, Founder of

Art Road 

Crossroads of Art and Social Impact

November 21,


Engineering Melanie Lang, Co-Founder & CEO of FormAlloy

Constructing the AMPossible with Melanie Lang

Session 1:
Friday January 28

Session 2:
Thursday March 3

Session 3:
Friday, March 25

Session 4:
April 12, 2022

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Contact lbodde@uwindsor.ca with any questions.