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Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace and Investing

  • October 16, 2018
  • 11:15 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hotel Vermont | 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, Vermont


Presented by the Northern New England Women’s Investors Network (NNE WIN) | Powered by WBON

*Registration is now closed.* If you have a question, please email Louisa from VT WIN

Join us for a half day educational workshop on addressing unconscious bias in the workplace and in investing

We’ll hear from Jessica Nordhaus and Lindsay Lathrop-Ryan about their groundbreaking work with Change the Story's Business Peer Exchange, a collective of companies working together to ensure women thrive in their workplaces. 

Jessica and Lindsay will be talking about unconscious bias in business and how that might translate into the work we do as investors and mentors. Following the presentation, we’ll break up into smaller discussion groups to debrief and digest what we heard with facilitators and talk about:

  • How can we prevent unconscious bias from happening in our investing, and in the businesses we support?
  • What are some ways in which we can conduct our diligence with female entrepreneurs that prevents unconscious bias from showing up in our process?What are some questions we would ask female entrepreneurs that are not biased?

We’ll then hear from a panel of women entrepreneurs, including Eleanor Leger of Eden Specialty Ciders, and Julie Moir Messervy of Home Outside, who will tell their story and the group will have a chance to practice asking questions with less bias

At the end of the workshop, we’ll have time to network with each other – women investors in Northern New England who are looking to engage more proactively in supporting women entrepreneurs. 

After the event, you’re all invited to head on over to the Vermont Investors Summit beginning at 5pm at the Lake Champlain Sailing Center for an evening of celebration of Vermont’s innovative ecosystem.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Women angel investors, women interested in learning more about angel, impact and/or investing in local businesses in their community. While this workshop does not preclude men or entrepreneurs from attending, registration is limited due to space so we will prioritize attendees above.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 12pm to 4pm (registration begins at 11:15 AM)

WHERE: Hotel Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

COST TO ATTEND: $50.00 and includes luncheon prepared by Hotel Vermont.


YOUR HOSTS: This event is put on by the Vermont Women’s Investors Network, in collaboration with the NNE WIN. NNE WIN is a network of women in NH, Maine and Vermont coming together to engage, learn and connect with others interested in angel and impact investing.

The Vermont Women’s Investor Network (WIN) is a new initiative that supports female investors and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Vermont. Our long-term goals include pooling skills, expertise, and capital to help close the gender gap in funding; supporting local businesses; creating positive environmental and social impact; and generating positive financial return.


NOTE: This group is not for solicitation of professional services.

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