Join us for an inside look at how the women of Headspace are leading the company to new heights and bringing meditation and mindfulness to over 50 million people daily.
Doors open at 6PM
- 6:00 - 7:00 Networking Hour, drinks, and light bites
- 7:00 - 8:00 Panel & Q&A
- 8:00 - 9:00 Speed Mentorship & Networking
Headspace is located near Bergamot Station Metro stop. There is some neighborhood and street parking but we recommend metro and rideshare. Paid public parking is available at The Water Garden at 1620 26th St.
MEET THE PANELISTS:
Caroline Pay, Chief Creative Officer at Headspace
Megan Jones Bell, Chief Science Officer at Headspace
Bhavini Soneji, VP, Engineering at Headspace
Moderated by Andrew Lynch, SVP Strategy at Motive LA, a creative agency
It’s hard to talk about Headspace without talking about Andy Puddicombe. So let’s start there. In his early twenties, Andy cut his Sports Science degree short to become a Buddhist monk. For over 10 years, his meditation training took him across the world to Nepal, India, Burma, Thailand, Australia and Russia. Eventually, he was ordained at a Tibetan monastery in the Indian Himalayas.
After completing his monastic commitment, Andy returned to the UK with the huge-yet-simple goal of teaching meditation and mindfulness to as many people as possible. To demystify the mystical, Andy set up a meditation consultancy and began working with politicians, athletes (that sports science background finally came in handy), and business leaders.
That’s when Andy met Rich Pierson, who needed help dealing with the stress of the advertising world. Before long, Andy and Rich were skill-swapping meditation for business advice. That’s when Headspace was born.