Thursday, May 16
Women in business
Participate in a group discussion about professional development for women in the corporate sector at an event hosted by Akamai Technologies Women’s Forum, which is focused on advocating for and advancing women within Akamai Technologies. There will also be members from Kendall Women In Technology and Lean In Boston. Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., Akamai Technologies HQ, 150 Broadway, Cambridge. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Investing made clear
Uncover the mysteries of venture capital investments by watching top lawyers reeneact negotiations at an event hosted by entrepreneur organization The Capital Network. Lunch will be provided. Thursday, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1 Federal St., Boston. Tickets range from free to $40. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Unwind with other professionals after work at a casual get together hosted by event organizer BVD Boston. Appetizers will be offered at a discount. Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m., 2TWENTY2, 222 Friend St., Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Form a connection
Welcome in spring with other business people at an event hosted by the Seaport chapter of business network BNI. The event is an opportunity to connect with other members of the business community and learn more about BNI membership. Thursday, 7 to 9 a..m, Gather, 75 Northern Ave., Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.