Session: Well-Being Ups & Downs: 18+ Years Growing Up in Tech
Leveraging personal narrative regarding the challenges of taking care of ourselves while meeting the demands of technical roles, I detail the 5 levers we have to help control our stress and guide attendees about how to simply incorporate them into their lives. The key takeaway is that attendees are the CEO of their lives and do not have to have it all/do it all, but do need to take care of themselves to do their best work and sustain high performance.
Bio: Alana Karen
Alana Karen is an award-winning tech leader, author, and speaker. From Google Search to Ads, Fiber to Google Grants and beyond, Alana has been leading the charge to develop, scale, build and drive team and product development. Alana has been featured in Forbes, Women 2.0, Stanford, LinkedIn Influencers and more. She’s an Advisory Board Member with BUILD and has spoken at conferences and summits on technology, leadership, DEI, talent and innovation. Alana’s upcoming book about women in Tech aggregates hundreds of stories on these topics as well. Alana raises her 3 kids and dog in California with her husband.