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Emerging Technologies Speaker Series – Recover and Thrive: Part 1 & 2

October 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this webinar led by Kelly Lyndgaard, CEO and Founder – Unshattered.org and Paul Zikopoulos, VP Cognitive Systems – IBM.

About this Event

This webinar is part 1 & 2 of the Emerging Technologies Speaker Series – Recover and Thrive Program. A virtual journey of entrepreneurship, skills for success, technology and community. It is brought to you by the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre.

This program is being offered as part of the region’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, funded by the Federal Government. This strategy, in collaboration with 5 partners, encourages and promotes women entrepreneurs to start and grow emerging technology businesses. The project also enhances data and knowledge banks to develop a clearer picture of the women entrepreneur ecosystem and increase representation of women entrepreneurs in emerging technology sectors.

* Please note attendance to this webinar is limited to 500 registrants.

Part 1: My Calling to Entrepreneurship for Social Good

How can your business solve a social problem while also making a great product? Kelly Lyndgaard shares her journey from corporate executive in the IT industry to starting a non-profit – Unshattered, that employs women in recovery from addiction.

Unshattered provides pathways toward economic independence and sustained sobriety and boasts a ZERO percent relapse rate for their team. Kelly’s “Theory of the Universe” will help you make the most impact with your limited time and resources. You’ll also hear how the women of Unshattered – previously addicted, incarcerated, and homeless – led the shift of Unshattered’s business model to serve their community, skyrocket their online sales, and achieve their highest revenue ever. Unshattered has been featured as #5 on Huffington Post’s Style and Beauty Gifts that Give Back. Their team is proving that women in recovery can thrive and that entrepreneurship can change lives. 

Part 2: Virtual Spinner or Winner?

Collaboration and workflow in the new abnormal

Some wonder when we are going back to “normal”, some call it the “new normal”, for now, I’ll call it the “new abnormal”. Whatever your definition of normal is (or will be), things have changed — making a virtual collaboration and workflow game essential within your business, across your value chain, and with your clients.

In this talk you’ll hear about four special software categories you have to have on your COVID checklist so your business operations can thrive rather than dive. This isn’t a talk about how to build a digital presence … but more so about how to operate digitally. You get a bounty of proven hints and tips that will make you feel confident when operating in a virtual environment and some proven best practices to virtually engage any audience. But here’s the thing: no matter what the future holds, does COVID go away, is there a second wave, did you time warp to a world where COVID never existed (please take me with you) … what you’ll learn in this talk will have you well positioned as a virtual winner with skills for any world.




October 15, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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