Women Owning the C-Suite is a Project W initiative for women business executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs to enhance their leadership, gain knowledge, and build their network. The initiative focuses on cutting-edge business issues including financing, corporate governance, privacy and security, and new employment regulations. Participants also explore challenges women face in building their businesses and advancing their careers, and identifies solutions to overcoming those obstacles.
Event Details + Dates
Thursday, May 20 – 5-6 PM PST
Leveraging Your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Women entrepreneurs face systemic barriers to launching and growing a business, but research shows that women who are part of a business community are twice as likely to forecast growth. From accessing financing opportunities to receiving hiring candidate referrals to identifying product partners, attendees will learn who and what is available in your industry and how to leverage your place in the innovation environment is critical for success. Join us for an interactive discussion where industry experts will share what is available in the Northwest innovation ecosystem for women-led startups and small business.
Thursday, June 3 – 5-6 PM PST
Access to Capital
A discussion with industry experts on how entrepreneurs can access a variety of capital features, including traditional and non-traditional funding sources.
Thursday, June 17 – 5-6 PM PST
A Seat at the Cap Table
Drawing on the experience of seasoned industry experts, entrepreneurs and angel investors will increase their understanding and skills for negotiating seed and series A financing rounds.
Thursday, June 24 – 5-6 PM PST
Preparing for Board Duty
Only 5% of Russel 3000 companies have gender balanced boards, and only 20% of corporate directorships are held by women. The numbers are even lower among startups. Yet Harvard Business Review research shows that gender balanced boards can create more egalitarian board cultures, improve governance, and increase financial returns. Join us for an intimate and interactive discussion with industry experts as we discuss duties of corporate directors, best practices for executives working with boards and for boards managing executives, and how women can most effectively prepare to take their place in the board room.