On November 15th ICUBE held their first Women in Tech Workshop featuring Natalie Yeadon, Co-owner and Managing Director of Impetus Digital, and Mary Dimou, Business Development Manager at OCE. We would like to thank the speakers, more than 45 attendees and the sponsor of the series, Thomson Reuters.
With years of experience in the tech community, both Mary and Natalie were able to provide us with their learning on the two most important aspects of a company’s resources: human capital, and equity.
We often hear about the non-financial indicators of a company’s success, but the practical knowledge and incredible real world advice on how to build a good team, Natalie provided tips and tricks to creating a positive company culture and how to effectively have the “hard talks” with employees and colleagues. Offering knowledge on the practical tools our teams can now utilize to inspire and build relationships early on to find mentors, advisers and employ team members.
Additionally, Mary presented the amazing opportunities for financing and support that many entrepreneurs have access to by the Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE). Discussing financing tools, business development and scaling we were given key insights that she discovered through her own pivots in her dynamic career path.
ICUBE’s Women in Tech series continues throughout Entrepreneurship week and will hold more events throughout the semester. To stay tuned on all the great things happening in tech, make sure you subscribe to our blog for more resources!