When looking at design, Wendy Johansson, Group Vice President of Experience for Publicis Sapient, gives some pointers for how to identify where representative design can excel, and why it sometimes falls short of inclusivity.
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
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 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
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?
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
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
Coming from a career of Silicon Valley tech start-ups, I had an encouraging first week at Publicis Sapient, who helps global end-ups think like start-ups via digital business transformation. Of course there were some operational surprises for me, such as using Microsoft Outlook and Teams instead of G-Suite and Slack and having to fill in … Continue reading Productizing Experience: My First Week at P.S
Nearly six years after co-founding Wizeline with a team led by Bismarck Lepe, Vidal Gonzalez, and Matt Pasienski, it’s time to hand over the reigns! I’m exhilarated by the time spent growing our dedicated teams and clients in Mexico, Europe and APAC over the past years - here’s a snapshot of some of the things … Continue reading From Wizeline Wendy to Just Wendy: Lessons in Co-founding a Global Startup
We’ve all seen the numbers: only 35% of students enrolled in higher education STEM are women, and just 28% of researchers worldwide are women. Statistics like these, borrowed from UNESCO’s Cracking the Code Report, illuminate the long road ahead to developing gender equality in STEM. While the conversation in media has largely been focused on … Continue reading Women of Wizeline Academy: Educating the Next Generation