Much has been written about having it all, finding a work-life balance and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. And within that, health awareness and prevention – the best frontline defense against poor health and cutting costs – will continue to be a priority in 2013. Businesses and organizations from employers to providers to patients will continue to institute wellness programs to encourage better health and prevention. But what role do work-life balance and career happiness play in achieving wellness? How do we incorporate practical, helpful adjustments into our own lives? And how can technology help?
Joanne Kamens, Executive Director of Addgene, and Adam Laughlin, Web Developer for the Lifelong Kindergarten Research Group at the MIT Media Lab will join us to explore these questions in an interactive discussion.
Joanne Kamens (@Jkamens) is a leading scientist and researcher. Having spent almost 20 years in pharma and biotech, she continues to be struck by the lack of minorities, particularly women, within the science and technology fields. This realization led her to establish the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association for Women in Science in 2003. Joanne has served as Director of Mentoring in the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and was the 2010 Science Club for Girls Catalyst Award Winner. Joanne speaks frequently on mentorship, joyful living, leadership and career development. In her talk, she will offer her “10 commandments on Negotiating Work and Life.”
Adam Laughlin’s (@a_laughlin) vision is a world where individuals are their healthiest and most effective selves. His passion for behavioral health, systems thinking, and novel metrics led him to working with the Media Lab and organizing groups such as Boston Computer-Human Interaction, Boston Brain-Machine Interaction, and Boston Quantified Self. Adam will discuss ways that technology can help individuals find satisfaction and balance amidst life's myriad challenges.
Scratch Marketing + Media (@scratchmm) is a social marketing strategy and communications firm – we help new and not-so-new technology and healthcare companies use the power of social to make meaningful connections and drive sales. Our clients include Relay Technology Management, Orion Health, Awareness Inc., Scribe Software, Skyword, Endeavour Partners and Amdocs.
As always, we will supply the pizza and the beer – and hope to see you on December 5 for what promises to be a great and thought-provoking discussion.