Cybele Negris is President, CEO & Co-Founder of Webnames.ca Inc. (www.webnames.ca), Canada’s original .CA Registrar and one of the country’s leading Internet solutions companies. Services include a full range of domain extensions, domain portfolio management, domain privacy, web hosting, email, SSL certificates, web development and much more. The multi-million dollar company has an impressive client list including many of Canada’s top brands and global Fortune 500 companies.
Cybele is Vice-Chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC, Vice-Chair of Small Business BC and also serves on the Board of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. She was recently appointed to the Board of Governors of Capilano University. Cybele formerly served on the Board of the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, as President of Wired Women Vancouver and Chair of the Vancouver Canary Derby.
Awards include: Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2011 and 2012, Business in Vancouver Influential Women in Business Award 2010, PROFIT W100 – Canada’s Top Women Entrepreneurs, (2004 to 2012), Canada’s Top 50 Mompreneurs (2010), Finalist, YWCA Women of Distinction (2006), Finalist, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific (2005); and Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 (2003).
Cybele writes a monthly column in Business in Vancouver and she’s also one of the “expert” columnists for PROFITguide.com. She has been a contributor to the Small Business BC blog, a guest blogger for Women’s Executive Network, Women’s Enterprise Centre and many more organizations and websites. Cybele is a mentor through the Women’s Executive Network.
She has also acted as a judge for the Small Business BC Successful You Awards, Profit Magazine’s Innovations@Work Award and Business in Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business Awards.
Cybele speaks at over two dozen entrepreneurship and technology conferences or events each year. Notable events include TEDx, FP Reach CEO’s Leveraging Media, WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women Summit, Social Media Week, Startup Canada’s Innovating Differently, Impact99, Technovation and many more. She has been featured in Chatelaine, National Post, Financial Post, Maclean’s, BC Business, Business in Vancouver, Vancouver Sun, the book of New Pioneers, as the cover story of WE Vancouver and more.