Understanding Stock Options & Restricted Stock Units

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Understanding Stock Options & Restricted Stock Units

May 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us in the next workshop in the SCWIST x The Thoughtful Co series to learn about stock options and restricted stock units.

Since 1981, SCWIST has made great strides in promoting and empowering women in STEM. When you register, please consider adding a small donation to support our programs so all interested women and girls can see where a future in STEM can take them.

This event is part of a series of workshops with SCWIST x The Thoughtful Co.

Check out the other available workshops:


This workshop will teach you the fundamentals of stock options and restricted stock units (RSUs), and give you the knowledge and tools to confidently negotiate your equity compensation. Led by Jillian Climie, Co-Founder of The Thoughtful Co, it will teach you how stock options and RSUs work, the key questions to ask around them, and what areas are most negotiable. Jillian has spent her career in executive compensation, most recently leading the equity compensation and executive compensation teams at Lululemon. Key takeaways from this workshop include:

  • Stock options 101: what they are, how they work, and key terms.
  • Restricted stock units 101: what they are, how they work, and key terms.
  • Important questions to ask about your equity before signing on.
  • The gender pay gap in equity compensation.
  • Why equity compensation is so important (hint: long-term wealth creation, and more negotiable).

Light refreshments will be served. This event can be attended in person or online.


Jillian Climie

Jillian Climie, Co-Founder of The Thoughtful Co, has spent her career advising and leading teams in executive compensation and corporate governance, both as a consultant, and in-house at two global retailers. Most recently at Lululemon, she led the global equity compensation and executive compensation programs. After taking a pause, she realized she wanted more of three things in her professional life: thoroughness, passion and freedom. She Co-Founded The Thoughtful Co so she can leverage her niche and technical experience, coupled with her passion for gender equity, to empower women to get paid what they deserve.

About the Thoughtful Co:

We support women in understanding and negotiating their compensation, and advise employers on policies to improve gender equity in the workplace. Using our team’s deep expertise in compensation, we empower women to feel confident in asking for the compensation they deserve. Compensation includes salary, bonus, stock options, restricted share units, benefits, role scope, vacation, severance, RRSP/401Ks/ESPPs, non-competes, allowances, flexible work arrangements, parental leave and more.

Please reach out to us if you’re interested in learning more about our services, or just to chat!

Email: contact@thethoughtfulco.net, Website: www.thethoughtfulco.net, Instagram: @thethoughtful.co, Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/the-thoughtful-co

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By registering for the event, you understand that the session may be video recorded and/ or photos will be taken for use in SCWIST digital communication platforms, including but not limited to the SCWIST website, e-newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and others. You, therefore, are providing consent for your image and voice to be used by SCWIST for free and in perpetuity.

If you do not want your image to be captured in video or photographically, please ensure that your camera is off during the session.

Questions and Feedback

For questions about the event, or to sign up as a speaker, please contact the Communications and Events team, by email at marketing_events@scwist.ca.


May 2, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


SFU VentureLabs
555 West Hastings Street, #Suite #1100
Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6 Canada
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