Program Manager, Thirty Madison

Chelsea Orcutt is the Vice President of High School Programming for New York Women in Communications and a Program Manager at Thirty Madison, a healthcare technology 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 and editor on the Coffee Break w/ NYWICI podcast, and is a two-time NYWICI scholarship recipient. She is Buffalo, NY native and a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Why she does what she does…
“I love working on products that makes life easier and better for consumers. In the healthcare space, this is especially rewarding. My experience at startups and growing businesses has given me the opportunity to develop the user experience and messaging around products from their earliest stages. Working in operations presents a unique chance to touch nearly every area of a business, which makes every day interesting and fun.”

What drew Chelsea to NYWICI…
“NYWICI has played such an important role in my life, and I’m proud to have been a member for more than a decade. NYWICI is truly dedicated to supporting women through every stage of their career. I’m so grateful for the friendships and connections I’ve made through the organization, and happy to have a chance to give back as part of the Board. When I first moved to New York City, it was so helpful to know that a network of inspiring NYWICI women were here to offer guidance and support.”

Why Chelsea joined the High School Outreach committee—and why other members should get involved too…
“Working on the High School Outreach committee is an awesome way to share the mission of NYWICI with the next generation of communications industry leaders. It’s a chance to introduce them to all of the amazing opportunities that come with being part of this organization, especially if they get involved as a student.”

Her favorite social media platform…
“I spend too much time on Instagram! It’s a versatile platform, and I’m always browsing for everything from recipe ideas to travel planning to interior design inspiration.”

Off the clock, really…
“I enjoy figure skating, spin class, Pilates, reading, and tracking down the best ice cream and coffee in the city.”

Her nirvana…
“Buffalo, New York at Christmastime! It’s my hometown, so going home to see my family for the holidays is the best.”

Did you know…
“I’m part of a synchronized figure skating team in NYC.”

Day to relive…
“The 2017 New York City Marathon (my first marathon!) and Matrix Monday in 2010, which was a memorable day of meeting some of my heroes and celebrating with fellow scholarship winners that have become close friends over the years.”

Words to live by…
“My grandpa always reminded us of this George Eliot quote: ‘What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?’”
mdash;Linda Descano


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