Intrapreneurship: Taking Charge and Making Change During Times of Adversity

During times of adversity, there are often great opportunities to face challenges, build skills, and make pivots that lead to future career success. By acting as an intrapreneur you can overcome challenges using traditionally entrepreneurial approaches such as innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and calculated risk-taking.

Cybele Negris, BA’91, knows a thing or two about the importance of intrapreneurial zeal in charting a path toward excellence. In this webinar, Cybele shares insights from her remarkable career path as she evolved from a UBC Commerce student, to a tech entrepreneur, to a Board Member of prominent Canadian organizations. Some key topics include:

  • How to think like an intrapreneur for a successful career that balances risk and reward
  • How to hone your transferable skills so that they can help you pivot to a new career path
  • How to own your personal brand by identifying your strengths and working on your weaknesses

Recorded December 1, 2020.

About the Speaker

Cybele Negris is a serial entrepreneur, seasoned board member, speaker, mentor, columnist and a Hall of Fame inductee of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She is the CEO & Co-Founder of, Canada’s original .CA domain registrar and hosting provider. Webnames’ clients include some of the country’s largest corporations, government, law-firms, and global Fortune 500 brands.

Cybele serves on the boards of the Royal Canadian Mint, BCAA, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and Science World. Working closely with the Chair, BC Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness, Cybele is Vice-Chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC. A Hall of Fame Inductee and four-time winner of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and nine-time winner of PROFIT W100, some of Cybele’s other recognitions include BC Business Most Influential Women in Business 2018, 2017, 2015, and Business In Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business 2010 and Top 40 Under 40 2003.

She is a columnist for Business in Vancouver and speaks at dozens of events each year including TEDx and Level Up Conferences along with former Prime Ministers Chretien and Harper.

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