Some people sleep with their smartphones. Others check their email inbox first thing in the morning. Many absolutely have to check their email over the weekend or face hundreds upon hundreds of messages come Monday.
Does this sound familiar? With mobile devices in our pockets and purses — or even around our wrists — it seems we can rarely disconnect from work, and it is becoming that much harder to have a work-life balance. The idea is simple: Let’s answer how you can balance the things that matter when you’re always carrying your work with you. Each panelist will talk about how life has changed with mobile (the good and the bad) and how they juggle the things that matter.
This event is presented by Journalism and Women Symposium, Southern California (JAWS SoCal); Online News Association, Los Angeles (ONA LA); and Women, Action, Media (WAM! LA).
Nancy Casanova, lead community manager and content strategist at Southern California Edison and founder of nancycasanova.com (@nancycasanova)
Michelle Chahine Sinno, deputy editor of MariaShriver.com and founder of Mornings with Minjay (@michellechahine)
Sree Roy, editorial director at Allied 360 and chief editor of Sleep Review (@silkensaree)
Felicia M. Tomasko, nurse and editor in chief of LA Yoga Magazine/Bliss Network (@feliciatomasko)
Moderator: Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, senior editor at the L.A. Review of Books and filmmaker (@JaniceRhoshalle)
The event takes place at Lenny’s Deli (2379 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles) on Saturday, Aug. 27. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the discussion will begin at 10:30 a.m. A Q&A will follow immediately after.
Street and lot parking is available at Lenny’s Deli. The Westwood/Rancho Park metro stop on the Expo Line is also about a six-minute walk from the restaurant.
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Have an idea for future ONA LA topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know (email LA [at] journalists.org) if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!