Episode 10: Cybele Negris, CEO, Webnames.ca

September 05, 2017

Best of the WWEST chats with Cybele Negris, CEO of Webnames.ca. What have been her most memorable moments in her career? What does she do to achieve work-life balance? And what is her dirty little secret? Find out in this episode! You'll also learn about board governance, what her university experience was like, and her advice for students and young people who are heading into university and the workforce.

Guest: Cybele Negris (@cybelenegris, www.cybele.tel)

Cybele Negris is CEO & Co-Founder of Webnames.ca, Canada’s original .CA Registrar and accredited registrar for hundreds of domain extensions as well as provider of webhosting, email and web development and many other services. The multi-million dollar company has an impressive client list including many Fortune 500 companies.

Cybele is appointed to the BC Premier’s Technology Council, is Vice-Chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC, on the Chair’s Council of Science World, Simon Fraser University’s Innovation Advisory Council and the Technical Advisory Board for the Riverview Lands Redevelopment. She was formerly Vice-Chair of Small Business BC, and served on the Boards of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, Board of Governors of Capilano University, Capilano University Foundation, Vancouver Economic Development Commission and as President of Wired Women Vancouver.

She’s a four-time winner and Hall of Fame Inductee of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women, was named BC Business Top 50 Most Influential Women, honoured with Business In Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business Award as well as Top 40 Under 40 winner and nine-time winner of PROFIT W100.

Cybele was involved in drafting and is a signatory of the BC Small Business Accord with the BC Government which holds the government accountable for keeping initiatives and policies small business-friendly. She is involved heavily in mentorship programs having been an advisor in the establishment of MentorshipBC and mentors women through the Women’s Executive Network. She is a columnist for Business in Vancouver, the national Profitguide and speaker at over two dozen events each year including TEDx.

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Hosted by: Danniele Livengood (@livengood)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford