Balancing Technical You vs. Community You

GSB 125

We talk about work-life balance all the time, but what about work-community balance? At different points in our careers, we are drawn to different movements, organizations, campaigns, or projects that resonate with us. At first, we may seek those communities for support, and then later find ourselves are the ones offering support, guidance, expertise, or influence to nurture the same communities that helped us along the way. How do we think carefully about balancing our commitments to our professional work with our commitments to our communities? How does our engagement evolve over time? How do we stay healthy and energized throughout these experiences? And how do we foster the next generation of people who will grow and enrich these communities? We will discuss our own journeys and learnings and hope to hear about yours.