Peloton earnings – Q3 2020

Wendy Johansson On Peloton's (PTON) Recently Unveiled New Product Offerings - TD Ameritrade Network Peloton didn’t just make a fitness bike. Instead they created a highly engaging experience and an inclusive community that appreciates quality UX × fitness. Original commentary to press: While Peloton saw a lift in sales from COVID-19's closing of gyms, the inspiration behind their success … Continue reading Peloton earnings – Q3 2020

Zoom and BLM Protests – Q2 2020

https://soundcloud.com/wendy-johansson-559611798/wendy-on-bbc-radio-5-wake-up-to-money/s-RLMjahS9BWT#t=19:47 Interview with me begins 19:47 Some key quotes from my interview on BBC Radio 5's Wake Up Money program below. “Zoom is living the Silicon Valley dream. At only 9 years old, they’re not purchased or affiliated with any large organisation like Microsoft, Cisco or Google, and they have the freedom to continue to innovate … Continue reading Zoom and BLM Protests – Q2 2020

Netflix – Q2 2020

Read article on Market Watch Netflix has created a "virtual, cultural norm" that is especially resonating with consumers during this time of crisis, Wendy Johansson, vice president of experience at digital consultancy Publicis Sapient, told MarketWatch in a phone interview. "It is in the sweet spot of technology, user experience, and content."

Anxiety Party

Supporting team members during COVID-19 work from home is a new situation for many leaders. Not all team members are feeling like bringing their "happy" to virtual happy hours because they're having a tough time: less barrier between work and personal life means longer hours, no disconnecting, less serendipitous connection between colleagues — all while … Continue reading Anxiety Party

Virtual Kid Happy Hour during COVID-19

A common theme from parental colleagues during this initial phase of distributed work from home are curious kids popping into video calls wanting to see mom or dad's "work." Remembering when I was young and wanting to see my parents workplace and colleagues, I took charge of that childhood curiosity and invited "the kids of … Continue reading Virtual Kid Happy Hour during COVID-19

Distributed Work: Meeting with Efficiency

Distributed work is a hot topic in this time of uncertainty, with many guides on how to be most productive, ergonomic and professional while working at home, away from a centralized office and colleagues. But what about working efficiently? Efficiency and outcomes should be top of mind, especially in group situations like meetings. Meetings are … Continue reading Distributed Work: Meeting with Efficiency

We Are City – What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

Originally published on We Are City. Being a woman in tech in this fourth industrial revolution means opportunity. Opportunity to forge new paths as ways of working, means of communication, and technology itself continues to evolve. Women can work to design and develop new products and technology for other women in the world. Women can … Continue reading We Are City – What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

Authority Magazine – 5 things I wish someone told me before I became a VP

Written for Authority Magazine, originally published here. Make sure you are empowered to build the team you choose, rather the team you inherit. When I took over an existing team at my startup, I thought it was a unique challenge since I had built great teams, but never “fixed” a team into greatness. I inherited many … Continue reading Authority Magazine – 5 things I wish someone told me before I became a VP

We are Tech Women – Inspirational Woman Series with Wendy

Written for We Are Tech Women and originally published here. Tell us a bit about yourself, background and your current role I studied Cognitive Science with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction at UC San Diego. During these years, I was painfully shy and quiet, but found a purpose in my university chapter of Society … Continue reading We are Tech Women – Inspirational Woman Series with Wendy