Corporate risk management: it may not be the sexiest part of launching a startup, but it could be the difference between success and failure.
It’s hard enough to stay afloat as a new business without having to worry about issues like employee fraud and cyber attacks. When it comes to helping founders protect their businesses, serial entrepreneur Ivy Walker is an expert.
She launched Helios Digital Learning, which uses storytelling to teach ethics to business professionals and students, and AskCoda, a risk management and compliance solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Her book Twelve-Minute Risk Management: Strategies and Tools Small Business Owners Need Right Now to Navigate Today’s Business World was published this spring.
On Feb. 2, Walker will host a webinar for Founders Network members where she will share her insights from working in corporate risk management.
In the webinar, Walker will cover managing key risks including:
About the speaker:
Ivy Walker is a serial entrepreneur, adjunct instructor, and a multi-award-winning author, director, and Executive Producer of documentary films.
She is Co-Founder of Helios Digital Learning—a company that uses digital storytelling to help business professionals and students improve their ethical decision-making, Founding CEO of Purpose Workforce Solutions—a company that specializes in connecting the aspirations of disconnected youth to job opportunities, and Founder of AskCoda—a risk management platform for small businesses.
As an entrepreneur, Ivy has successfully launched boot-strapped, angel-funded and venture-backed businesses in multiple industries. She has run companies that had fewer than five employees as well as companies that had more than 100.
In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Ivy’s background includes successful stints at Fortune 500 companies in consulting and investment banking, private equity and a global social venture in health technology. She has experience running both for-profits and not-for-profit ventures. This wide range of experience makes her uniquely qualified to help entrepreneurs achieve the success they are looking for in their own businesses.
Ivy holds an MBA in accounting and finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds an adjunct appointment at Kellogg where she teaches risk management to entrepreneurs in the Executive Education Program and an adjunct appointment in the Business Institutions Program at Northwestern University where she teaches a leadership class to undergrads. She was awarded Kellogg’s Entrepreneur Supporter of the Year Award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Rising Star award in 2011 and 2009, respectively.
About Helios Digital Learning:
Helios Digital Learning uses storytelling as a way to create immersive and engaging experiences through which students and professionals learn, retain and integrate ethical lessons. Helios develops eCases, online courses and documentaries that feature first-person perspectives from individuals who “crossed the line” in various aspects of their professional careers. These stories chronicling personal and corporate pressures, pivotal events, and the individual’s decision-making process help learners to virtually simulate their own responses thereby strengthening their decision-making framework and positioning them to make better, more ethical decisions.
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About Founders Network:
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member. Learn more about us here