Office Hours: I am a research director at Institute for the Future and raised a healthcare VC fundFeatured
Hi Elphas! I am Vanessa Mason, research director at the Institute for the Future, a 52 year old nonprofit organization that helps individuals and organizations and communities think systematically about the future. My research explores how we can redesign and reimagine well-being and belonging across business, social, and civic spheres. I write about the future of belonging at https://belonging.substack.com/.Prior to the Institute of the Future, I ran my consultancy, Riveted Partners, working with startups to accelerate digital health innovation. I worked to raise a venture fund, P2Health Ventures, to invest in startups working at the intersection of tech and public health. I got my official start in tech at XX in Health, a community of female digital health innovators at Rock Health, a digital health incubator. I am the creator of Healthy Hustle Habits, my coaching practice to help ambitious women drained from running the hamster wheel of productivity build habits and systems for compassionate productivity so they can increase confidence, feel joyful, and boost creativity without burnout.Ask me anything, especially anything about futures thinking, belonging and inclusion, digital health and entrepreneurship.