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Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022

How can Canada's economy reach its true potential if 51% of the population isn't fully participating? Join CREW and Shelley Kuipers, Co-founder, Co-CEO and Chief Growth Officer of The51, as she shares with us all of the work The51 and its community are doing to democratize access to women-led capital for women-led business to build the financial feminist economy and how you can get activated with The51.

*Registration closes February 18th.

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Shelley Kuipers, Co-Founder/Co-CEO of The51 is an activist in business, entrepreneurship and investment, driving business models that are more equitable, diverse, corporately and ecologically sustainable. Shelley is a cofounder of IOVIA and Adventure Capital, previously founded crowdsourcing company, Chaordix, and was a co-founder of Stormworks, which was acquired by Solium. She is also a Co-founder and an active board member of the sustainable direct-to-consumer clothing brand, House Kuipers.

As an avid brand leader and marketer, Shelley believes in the power of brand, community and participation as a differentiator in newly emerging business models. Shelley has led global brands such as LEGO, IKEA, Nike and Unilever to be participative brands, companies and business models to drive insights, ideas and innovation.

Shelley is a serial private investor of companies, startups and entrepreneurs who embody the type of future she wants to see across the economic universe: namely, those that are sustainable, feminist, purpose-driven and unafraid to disrupt old systems. She has been early-stage investing for the better part of 20 years, with investment experience that started in energy but quickly diversified into the tech sector with a focus on innovation-driven companies. Shelley is considered a global thought leader in crowdsourcing and community and is highly sought after as a champion and mentor for entrepreneurs from around the globe.

*Registration closes February 18th.

*Please use the comment box in the registration form to identify any dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate these wherever possible.

  • When

    Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022

  • Where

    Venue 308
    110, 308 - 11 Ave SE

  • Time

    7:30am -9:30am

  • Price
    Member Price
  • Registration closed

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