SPOTLIGHT: CHELSEA ORCUTT
Associate Director, Strategy & Operations, Thirty Madison
Chelsea Orcutt is the Vice President of Professional Programming for New York Women in Communications and Associate Director, Strategy & Operations at Thirty Madison, a digital health company.
Prior to joining Thirty Madison, Chelsea was a Senior Associate at Betterment, and held marketing and product roles at Thunderclap and DE-DE, the technology incubator at Droga5.
In addition to her role on the NYWICI Board of Directors, Chelsea also serves as a producer on NYWICI’s Women Heard podcast, and is a two-time NYWICI scholarship recipient. She is a Buffalo, NY native and a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
1. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO JOIN THE NYWICI BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
My involvement with NYWICI started years ago when I was a high school student and I was so grateful to receive a NYWICI scholarship. For me, serving on the Board of Directors is a way to continue paying it forward and drive NYWICI’s mission to support students and professionals across every stage of their careers. I’ve experienced firsthand the impact NYWICI can have to transform women’s professional growth so I hope to help scale that impact as a member of the board.
2. WHAT PIECE OF CAREER ADVICE DO YOU LIVE BY?
“If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien
3. WHAT’S SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I’ve been figure skating for 25+ years and am part of a synchronized skating team.
4. WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU’VE WATCHED, LISTENED TO AND/OR READ IN THE PAST MONTH?
I really enjoyed the conversation between Meghan Markle and Serena Williams on the Archetypes podcast about career evolution, ambition, and challenging stereotypes. I also recently watched David Letterman’s interview with Melinda Gates from a few years ago on his Netflix show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” Melinda’s perspective and dedication to elevating and supporting women and girls around the world is so inspiring.
5. WHAT 5 PEOPLE, LIVING OR DEAD, WOULD YOU INVITE FOR DINNER
Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Malala Yousafzai, Betty White, Lady Gaga