10 Digital Ladies and our 2018 Portfolio Award winner Lidia Oshlyansky, Design Lead – Growth Opportunities at Spotify, hosted an event on November 22nd to discuss the perennial issue of work/life balance or blend with 10 Digital Ladies cofounder, entrepreneur and product consultant Nina Lovelace.
The session was fantastic namely because Lidia and her fellow panellists spoke openly and honestly about their own challenges regarding work/life, leading the audience to also share their own challenges as well as tips on how to try to manage. Lidia was joined on the stage by Melanie Yencken, Director of UX at Patsnap, leading product design teams across the UK and China. In her spare time, Melanie is also the founder and coordinator of LondonTechLadies, a women’s network with 2500+ members. Our third panellist was Amanda Jones Floyd, a digital product leader with over 15 years’ experience. From January 2019 she will be the Product Lead – Premium at Spotify.
To that last point, I think everyone is the room was very clear by the end of the session that work/life is a constant conversation we have with ourselves and others, and that sharing their concerns in safe environments is the best way to help tackle them.
The event was kindly hosted at the amazing Spotify offices near Oxford Circus and supported by the brilliant people from Bright Innovation, our marketing partners. We’d like to thank the panelist and everyone who attended, and our sponsors Photobox who help us to resource running our events.
We can’t wait for the next event on 13th December which looks at ‘Why digital innovation needs your voice: How diversity builds kick-ass products’. Sign up now.
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As always, we encourage our community to offer ideas for our next 10 Digital Ladies book! If you still haven’t got your copy of our first book, Career Hacks, you can register for a copy here: http://bit.ly/10DLbook.