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SpeakHER Session: MachineNation of Law & Entrepreneurship

April 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Law and Entrepreneurship SpeakHER Series 2023 is a virtual speaker series that explores the implication of the law in business decisions for entrepreneurs in various industries. It is hosted by EPICentre with sponsorship from Professor Myra Tawfik, Don Rodzik Family Chair in Law and Entrepreneurship. Each session will involve a dialogue with accomplished female founders sharing their lived experiences dealing with the law and their lawyers.This session will feature speakHER Diane Reko, CEO and Chair of the Board at Reko International Group Inc. We will engage in an interview with Diane to explore the various legal matters that she has come across in the manufacturing industry. Reko International Group Inc. is a diversified, technology-driven manufacturing company located in Lakeshore Ontario, Canada. The event will be moderated by Athanasia Thalia Petsis, a Dual Juris Doctor Candidate in the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law.

REGISTER NOW: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kos9nfcGT1Sg7c9vNpOkjw

(If you are unable to attend the session live, we encourage you to still register as we will send out a post-event recording!)


Diane Reko is the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors of Reko International Group Inc., a diversified, technology-driven manufacturing company located in Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada.  The company utilizes technology combined with a long history of manufacturing to supply innovative automation solutions and precision machining of large critical components to its customers in the automotive, transportation, power generation, aerospace, food and other industries.  Diane is proud to lead a team of skilled and creative people that help to support the community of Windsor-Essex as well as manufacturers and producers across North America.



I am in my second year of the American and Canadian Dual J.D. program. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a double B.A. in Finance and International Business and a Minor in French. I also competed for the UMass Lowell Division I Women’s Soccer Team during this time. After undergrad, I worked at Deloitte (Canada) as a Financial Analyst while continuing my education at UMass Lowell with a Master of Science in Business Analytics, with a concentration in Big Data. This past summer, I worked at Raymond James (Canada) in Compliance on the Privacy Team. With my experiences in Finance, International Business and Business Analytics, I look to leverage my business intelligence and data analytics skills with my genuine appreciation for the power of data. With the exponential growth in tech, data, and changes in how we do business today, I wish to merge my passion for studying law in this capacity.


The session is open to students, aspiring & current entrepreneurs, and members of the law community. If you are unable to attend live, we encourage you to register because we will share the post-session recording! 


If you have any questions or have a speakHER in mind that would be interested in future sessions, feel free to reach out to Lauryn Bodde, [email protected]


April 12, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm