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Master Class: Women in Tech – Board Readiness for Start-ups

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT

Free

BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund, in partnership with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s Driven By Women™, invites you to the Women in Tech (WIT) Masterclass series “Board Governance Readiness for Start-ups – 2nd edition”.

Driven by demand from the community, this masterclass will help women in tech leaders build and manage an effective board of directors for their company. The series is ideally suited to female founders and c-suite executives who are leading a Canadian technology start-up with the following criteria:

  • venture backed or venture backed shortly; and
  • has a board of directors in place or in the process of forming a board of directors

This is a free, four-week virtual webinar series.

Starting May 26, 2021
Every Wednesday, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

What:
During this free, four-week virtual series the experts at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s Driven By WomenTM will offer practical insights and knowledge to help you:

  • create an effective board to support your business;
  • expand your knowledge of the function of corporate governance and how it applies to your organizational structure;
  • understand how to assess the core competencies of your board and identify deficiencies; and
  • attract and compensate a diverse and competent board.

Who:
This masterclass is ideally suited to female founders and c-suite executives who are leading a Canadian technology start-up with the following criteria: 1) venture backed or venture backed shortly; and 2) has a board of directors in place or in the process of forming a board of directors.

When:
The sessions will be held every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00pm EDT from May 26 – June 16, 2021.

Please note that all speaker presentations will be in English only; Q&A sessions will be moderated in English and French. Copies of the speaker presentations will be made available in English and French after the sessions.

Schedule:
You can register for one session below or for them all by clicking here – Register

May 26, 2021
12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

1. Governance 101: Role of the Board – Register

Discussion: General overview of corporate structure, fiduciary duties and the role of the board, corporate policies and procedures, and authorization matrix.

June 2, 2021
12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

2. Risk Management Oversight – Register

Discussion: D&O indemnities and insurance, ESG matters, emergency response, and continuation planning.

June 9, 2021
12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

3. Board Effectiveness and Inclusive Leadership – Register

Discussion: Board skills matrix, board self-evaluations, and human resources and compensation.

June 16, 2021
12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

4. Exits – The Anatomy of an M&A Transaction – Register

Discussion: Overview of an M&A transaction from the confidentiality agreement to closing.

 

Venue

Virtual Online
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