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CLxNY: Meaningful Wellness In the Workplace

October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join us as Heather Waibel from Welnys, Karl Pawlewicz from Olark, and Callie Schweitzer from Thrive Global guide us in exploring the idea of meaningful wellness at work.

When we hear the term “wellness in the workplace,” we often think about massage days, gym reimbursements, and healthy snacks. In this Culture Lab event, we’ll hear from experts who have gone beyond simply offering these perks, and have actually helped build cultures that support mental health in meaningful ways.

Participants will break into small discussion groups led by our expert facilitators and discuss the following topic: We know the benefits of physical activity, downtime, nutrition, sleep– but how can we incorporate these aspects into our workplace cultures?


6-6:15: Food and Drinks

6:15-6:30: Intros

6:30-7:30: Discussion groups with rotating facilitators

7:30-8: Open discussion

Past attendees have included people from Spotify, Facebook, Greenhouse, Percolate, Buffer, Hopscotch and many more. You’ll learn from organizations of all sizes and stages.

Expert Facilitators:

Callie Schweitzer is the Chief Content Officer at Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s new health and well-being company. Prior to joining Thrive, she was the Editorial Director of Audience Strategy for Time Inc., working across the company on revenue and audience growth initiatives, and the Editorial Director and founder of Motto, TIME’s millennial women platform. She is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, The Huffington Post and PEOPLE. She was named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30 in 2016, AdWeek’s list of Future Publishers in 2015 and to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media in December 2012 and 2013. TIME named her Twitter feed one of the world’s best in 2013. Business Insider named her one of the 30 Most Important Women in Tech Under 30 in 2013. She is a member of the Poynter National Advisory Board.

Heather Waibel spent half a decade as a technical project manager/scrum master at a Fortune 500 company working on projects for McDonalds, TiVo, MoneyGram and Disney. Now, she is returning to her entrepreneurial roots, combining her corporate experience with her 15 years of yoga practice into her next success, Welnys, a platform that makes wellness easy for companies. Heather holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, speaks German and has traveled to 5 continents, 36 countries and 27 US states.

Karl Pawlewicz is Head of Communications at Olark. As the ‘voice’ of Olark, Karl wants to understand what small businesses are doing to make their business more human, so he can share that insight on the Olark blog and in customer conversations. Olark’s CEO famously encouraged one of his employees to take a mental health day (see story here). A member of the Olark marketing team, Karl identifies as a Brooklynite, a luddite, and a husband to the incredibly talented Lindsay Rae.


October 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Build Grand Central
335 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017 United States


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