Laura Ispen spent 25 years building an incredible career in Silicon Valley. She worked for high-tech companies, including Cisco, Microsoft and Oracle, where she led businesses that shaped the future of energy, cities, education, healthcare and banking. Those experiences gave her the insights and skillsets to focus on what really mattered in the age of reinvention in the cloud.
Today, Laura is the President & CEO of Ellucian, where she is committed to providing the next generation of innovation for colleges and universities, recognizing that every dollar must count towards creating better experiences for faculty, administration and students.
Laura believes in the philosophy that “in order to lead, you have to learn, and in order to learn you have to listen.”
This is our community’s opportunity to listen and learn from her as she shares her experiences, provides insights and dives deeper into what it means to be a leader today.
Special thanks: Thank you to our IWW 2023 Title Sponsor BDC’s Thrive Venture Fund
Venture Fund and Lab for Women:
Building on the success of the Women in Technology Venture Fund, our new Thrive Venture Fund and Lab for Women will continue to knock down the barriers that keep Canadian women-led businesses from accessing the capital they need to focus on their vision. We want trailblazing women-led companies to succeed and become tomorrow’s global leaders. Through our new $500 million investment platform, the largest of its kind in the world, we bring value and are ensuring women entrepreneurs have access to everything they need to thrive and have a lasting impact on the economy.