Hackathon activities include presentations and social events that are designed to inspire, educate, and encourage participants. Mattson will lead a discussion on how attendees can use their personal and professional talents, aka their superpowers, for good, to help fight a disease that affects 1 in 8 women in the U.S. The session is part of WONGDOODY’s continuing efforts to support women’s health and female empowerment.
Mattson said, “I’ve had close friends and colleagues who’ve survived breast cancer, and I’m grateful to Estée Lauder and Infosys for asking me to help technologists learn techniques to brainstorm solutions for the Virtual Hackathon. In my session, I explain how to use human experience, talent, and creativity to innovate.”
In addition to the presentation, Mattson will also serve as a hackathon judge for The Infosys Human Centric Innovation Award.
The ELC virtual hackathon starts on September 23 and runs approximately two weeks, culminating with Tech Day of Pink on Thursday, October 8 — the final day, when Mattson will present The Infosys Human Centric Innovation Award to a winning team.
WONGDOODY is an award-winning creative agency and the global experience and design platform for Infosys. Recognized for branding, retail, and consumer insights, the company has offices in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Providence, and across the globe. WONGDOODY clients have included Amazon, Honda, CITI, and a wide range of Fortune 500 companies.
WONGDOODY is committed to developing programs focused on women’s issues, including: Mom Genes Fight PPD, which tackled postpartum depression and earned recognition from Fast Company for World Changing Ideas; #TheReal10, to close the gender pay gap; and #IPumpedHere, which encourages workplaces to provide better facilities for breast-pumping employees.
Sixty percent of WONGDOODY employees are female, including half of its executive team. The company offers a Creative Woman to Watch Scholarship each year, and in 2020 the scholarship’s focus will be Black women.