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Employee Ownership: Engage Employees and Build an Exit Strategy

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| $30

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How can you increase your employee engagement, retain valuable team members, and structure an exit plan for yourself that cements the legacy of your business?

Join Project Equity to learn more about integrating broad-based employee ownership into your business – whether now as an employee engagement strategy, or in the future, as an exit or to get partial liquidity for you or your investors.

You will be able to learn about:

  • Different approaches (partial, phased or complete employee ownership) and how they can be leveraged for the success of your business and your investment
  • Different models (Employee Stock Ownership Plans, worker-owned cooperatives, Employee Ownership Trusts)
  • Tax benefits


Project Equity:

Alison Lingane and Hilary Abell co-founded Project Equity in the spring of 2014. Creating an initiative to take worker ownership to scale was both an expression of their shared passion for reducing income and wealth inequality and a great way to leverage their complementary backgrounds in scaling mission-driven companies and on-the-ground worker coop development. In 2016, Project Equity grew from the two co-founders to a team of five.

Speaker: Donna Sky

Donna is a long time social entrepreneur and San Francisco business owner. She is the founder of Love & Hummus Co., a mission-driven food start up she operated starting in 2009 and grew from inception into a national brand. Love & Hummus is nationally recognized for its innovation, social and environmental impact and was named twice by B Corp as a “Best for the World Company.” Donna began her career in higher education and later founded the non-profit World Trotters, an early online multicultural education program. Donna’s work with Project Equity is led by her expertise as a business owner, her passion for using business as a force for good, developing a more inclusive economy and the creation of more employee-owned businesses.




September 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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