Finding Balance for Mental, Physical, and Professional Health
Join Avionos and Chicago WomenTech as we raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on behalf of the American Cancer Society. An all-female panel of researchers and tech professionals will tell stories about the importance of prioritizing mental, physical, and emotional health — and how it can positively affect one’s career.
While this event is free, we suggest a donation of $10 to the American Cancer Society. You can donate through the link here or give cash at the door.
Meet The Speaker
Debbie Vyskocil – Self-Compassion to Drive Productivity
Debbie Vyskocil, president of Optimal Edge Performance, a data-driven, high-performance consultancy, leverages her expertise in neuroscience to teach audiences how to reach peak levels of achievement. With an electrical engineering background, a psychology degree, and extensive neuroscience training, Debbie’s unique combination of science and emotional acumen leads her to work with some of the business world’s highest performers.
Debbie trained with coaches who focus on the “head game” for Olympiads and World Cup champions. As a TEDx speaker and writer for the Naval Institute, Medium and Thrive Global, she most recently founded EDGE Women Speakers. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Challin Meink – Setting Boundaries for Better Work/Life Balance
Challin runs internal and external communications and marketing at Avionos. She has created marketing strategies for startups and Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries including manufacturing, transportation, martech, and professional services. She has mentored TechStars and Startup Institute cohorts, and is the PR Chair for Women Tech Founders.
When she’s not driving brand awareness and consideration for Avionos, she is on a road trip, building furniture, or hanging with her dog Yadi. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Karina Ogawa – American Cancer Society’s Cancer Research: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
As Senior Manage of Community Development, Karina works with communities in the Chicagoland area to mobilize volunteers through community events to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Through her 6 year career with the ACS, she has been responsible for raising over $3 million through events such as Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Their Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and they have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure they have a presence in every community. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and our plans for the future here.
Avionos designs and implements digital commerce and marketing solutions that deliver measurable business outcomes for clients like Kellogg’s, Sysco, and Ulta Beauty. Our iterative approach quickly unlocks new revenue, transforms customer experiences, and drives customer engagement. We’re ranked on Crain’s 2018 and 2019 Best Places to Work. Learn more here.
- Date: Wednesday October 30
- Location: TechNexus, 20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200
- Tickets: Suggested donation of $10 to the American Cancer Society
- 3PM – 3:40PM: Networking and refreshments
- 3:40PM: Debbie Vyskocil, Self-Compassion to Drive Productivity
- 4:00PM: Challin Meink, Owning Your Space and Creating Work-Life Balance
- 4:20: Karina Ogawa, American Cancer Society’s Cancer Research: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
- 4:40 PM: Q&A
- 5:00PM-6PM: Networking
- Refreshments and appetizers will be served