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Intro to Employee Ownership

Wed 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business

"Companies with employee ownership often see greater productivity, higher profitability, and increased revenue. These successes also tend to continue over time, as the motivation of employees continues as long as they have an interest in the overall health of the company."

Hosted in partnership with the Colorado Employee Ownership Office and the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center. Come learn an overview of the different forms of employee ownership and if it may be a good fit for your business.

This session will include a 30-minute presentation followed by open Q&A. You will be able to ask questions of the employee ownership experts.

Speaker(s): Ashley Ortiz is the Statewide Technical Assistance Specialist with Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, with a background of more than 15 years in entrepreneurial business support and a passion for social justice and an equitable economy. Her previous work includes cooperative business development with the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives in the Bay Area and work as a baker-owner at Arizmendi Bakery in San Rafael. Ashley co-founded the L.A. Co-op Lab, where she now serves as an Advisory Board Member, and she has taught classes about labor/power dynamics and worker-owned cooperatives. In 2019 she was selected for the inaugural cohort of’s business accelerator program designed to empower entrepreneurs to build transformative, scalable, cooperatively-owned businesses. Ashley earned her bachelors degree in Psychology at the University of Colorado and holds an M.A. in Urban Sustainability focused on social and economic justice from Antioch University.

Hosted on Zoom.

Fee: No Cost

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