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Join us for an insightful Salon on the legal issues you need to consider as you build your team. From the policies and procedures you set in place to providing a comprehensive employee handbook, to the nuances and risks of part-time employee, consultant, independent contractor, and agency relationships relationships, the legal considerations around the business structure related to people can be complicated to understand.

Marianne Dwight (experienced attorney and strategic business advisor) will share best practices for minimizing risk while defining the roles and responsibilities of your team. Marianne Dwight is a Strategic Business Advisor and innovative thinker producing solutions for entities both in the private and public sectors with more than 30 years of experience in achieving positive business outcomes and value to organizations.

Experts

Marianne Dwight Strategic Business Advisor/Of Counsel

Strategic Business Advisor and innovative thinker producing solutions for entities both in the private and public sectors with more than 30 years experience in achieving positive business outcomes and value to organizations.

She advises investors, managers and others in the finance industry regarding best business practices with a particular focus on ESG. Partners with leaders in the industry including the Ceres group and ILPA to create a sustainable economy and support good financial practices, and advises companies relating to business development, fundraising efforts and buying or investing in portfolio companies.

Hosts

Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.

Key Details

Business and Legal Considerations for the Employer/Staff Relationship

Tue, Sep 20 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)

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