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Experiencing Meditation as a Gateway to Enhancing Leadership

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MASS AWIS’ mission is to support women in STEM and create opportunities for their professional development.

We possess everything we need to be the unique leader that each of us can be. However, in different times and circumstances, we may feel blocked/challenged and unable to bring our vision and inspiration forward. In this short workshop, we will experience a form of meditation which is aligned with how leaders work in the world. Leaders aspire to lead with their eyes open and with their awareness extended. This behavior cultivates the best outcome. While there are many definitions of leadership, in the end it is up to you to find your solution to the situation by listening to your truth and having the certainty to know what is right – a balance of inner clarity and outer confidence. The meditation practice presented here will address how to recognize and harness distraction, how to be simple and open to possibilities, and how to take action that brings beneficial results.

Facilitators (Bios below):

  • Carolyn L. Krusinski, PhD, Advisor for Enlightened Living LLC
  • Angeliki Rigos, PhD, Executive Director at MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design


This is a free event, but registration is required | Refreshment will be provided

Carolyn L. Krusinski, is a scientist, business executive, leadership mentor, and meditation teacher. She began her meditation practice over 35 years ago to aide in her recovery after a near fatal auto accident at the end of her biochemistry post-doctoral tenure. Her career developed at the intersection of science and technology and business development. Her training in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology shaped her lifelong application of scientific thinking, experimentation, and bringing technology to benefit society. Dr. Krusinski is focused on guiding and mentoring leaders so that they can actualize their full potential, succeed in positively impacting humanity’s future, and live an interesting and enriched life.



Angeliki Rigos, is a scientist and academic with strong interdisciplinary research and teaching in chemistry, materials modeling, sustainability, entrepreneurship and leadership. Dr. Rigos has been volunteering with the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) in developing and launching a series of leadership workshops for AWIS members. She also served as the Associate Director at the HERS Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr where she provided specialized guidance to the STEM cohort of participants in the Luce Program for Women Leaders in STEM. She has been practicing meditation since 1994. Dr. Rigos received a B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University.

Experiencing Meditation as a Gateway to Enhancing Leadership


Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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MIT (Building 66, room 110)
25 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.