Women Influence Chicago Series: Negotiating your Equity Package
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Women Influence Chicago Series: Negotiating your Equity Package

When: Tuesday, February 13
4:30-7:00pm | Program to begin at 5:00pm
Where: TechNexus
20 N Wacker Dr., 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States
Contact: Trisha Degg

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Equity can be one of the biggest risks and potentially the biggest reward of working at a startup or growth stage tech firm. It is an often opaque and confusing topic, especially for women. We don’t tend to talk about money, some of us fear negotiating, and there are few female role models who have successfully negotiated and capitalized on equity packages.

Join us for a learning session about the basics of equity and a panel discussion on understanding when you should and shouldn’t take advantage of an equity opportunity. 



Alida Miranda-Wolff is the Director of Platform at Hyde Park Angels, the most active early-stage investor in the Midwest. She also serves as a venture board member at mHub, the largest manufacturing innovation hub in the Midwest, and she teaches talent development and content marketing at General Assembly. She is proud to be one of two dozen Latina women in venture capital and is committed to growing their representation.


Lisa Fiore is Founder & CEO of LandscapeHub, a B2B online marketplace she created and launched in July 2017. A fourth-generation nursery professional, Ms. Fiore realized there was an opportunity to digitize the entire procurement process for the green industry. As president of Fiore Landscape and Nursery Supply (FLNS), a century-old nursery company, Lisa was responsible for identifying new business opportunities and in leading the company forward during the recession. FNLS doubled its revenue since 2010 and expanded to multiple locations under her leadership. 


Robert Hatta is a partner at Drive Capital, a Midwest-based venture capital firm. Drive Capital was founded to partner with entrepreneurs who are solving hard problems, in massive industries, to build the next wave of market-defining companies. Robert and his partners love founders who value being close to their customers and the talent pools that will fuel their growth. They help by bringing decades of experience building important tech businesses, helping their companies find the next customer, next great hire or next round of financing on their way to building a sustainable, massive company. 


Throughout her career Rebecca has been a champion for women in business.  As co-founder and CEO of Wise Apple, she strives to give families healthy alternatives for lunch and take one thing off of the plate of her customers.  Prior to founding Wise Apple, Rebecca worked in Peru, building business education programs for female entrepreneurs operating in the food, restaurant and textile industries.  She managed programs for the Goldman Sachs Foundation and USAID that impacted more than 1,500 women-led businesses.


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Who should attend?
Women of all levels are eligible to attend this session – we encourage those who want to learn AND those that already have a good understanding to attend.  We welcome the perspective, input, counsel and mentorship of women with experience to join the conversation. 


 Category Pricing
 Member  Complimentary
 Nonmember  $35

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