MITX Influence(her) is an event series for young women in the MITX community who are looking to empower and educate themselves and grow in their careers. Our goal in creating this series is to support and develop the next level of female leaders in Boston. The Influence(her) series seeks to provide opportunities for young women to connect and find inspiration through exclusive access to leaders in the business field. After each event, attendees will leave feeling armed with the necessary tools to take their careers to the next level.
Join us for the second of four quarterly MITX Influence(her) events in 2017 - Designing Your Life: Applying Design Thinking Principles to Problems in Work and Life
The mindsets and methods of design thinking can equip you to understand and find creative solutions for ambiguous problems. In this interactive session, participants will apply principles of design thinking in order to reframe challenges and seek creative solutions for their personal and professional lives.
Jessica De St. Croix, Design Researcher, Fidelity Labs
Jessica De St. Croix is a Design Researcher at Fidelity Labs where she helps teams apply human-center design to their work. She keeps the human-centered wheel turning by connecting design teams with customers, so that they can make better decisions to build products that delight. When she’s not solving problems, she loves lifting weights, long boarding and long walks with her pup!
Lindsey Sampson, Design Strategist, Fidelity
Lindsey Sampson is a Design Strategist at Fidelity. As a part of the design thinking team, she loves solving messy problems and making sense of human behavior & emotions. At Fidelity Labs, she teaches teams around the firm how to translate design thinking methods and mindsets into their work and their lives. She loves running, hiking, hand-lettering, and writing songs on the ukulele.
Christine Wheatley, Principal Design Strategist, Fidelity Labs
Christine Wheatley is a Principal Design Strategist at Fidelity Labs where she has applied human-centered design to everything from financial wellness to digital currency. In her role, Christine helps her colleagues bring a customer lens to their work and translate people’s needs into design solutions. Prior to joining Fidelity Labs, Christine was focused on solving problems in the non-profit sector at both The Clinton Foundation and UNICEF. Christine is a graduate of the MBA program at the Rotman School of Management where she served as Director of the Rotman Design Challenge. Passionate about the outdoors, she is happiest when found on a bike, a mountain or at sea.