TALK: "Why we worry about all the wrong things"

Madison Women in Tech
Madison Women in Tech
Public group

Ten Forward Consulting

119 E Main St · Madison, WI

How to find us

Top floor; suite 301

Location image of event venue


Many thanks to our ongoing Meetup fees sponsor, Ten Forward Consulting, for hosting us!


"Modern humans aren't great at risk assessment.

We often blithely ignore that which could harm us, and are conversely intimidated by things that are factually quite safe.

This inability to recognize threat has vast implications for many aspects of our lives, including our careers. In this talk from WiT organizer Hilary Stohs-Krause, we'll explore root causes of fear and anxiety, and discover how we can work to deliberately rewrite our 'instincts', redirect our worry toward what actually matters, and channel our energy into productive outcomes that make us safer, happier and more successful."


We'll have socializing and networking from 5:30pm to 6pm; you're welcome to arrive anytime in that half hour. Hilary's talk will begin at 6pm.


There is parking in the lot behind the building (accessible via Segoe Road) and on the streets next to the building. Ten Forward is near stops for the #2, #14, #10, #15, #70 and #6 bus routes.


There's a wheelchair accessible entrance in the back (by the parking lot), and an elevator. The building also has gender-neutral bathrooms.

While we won't have activities aimed at children, please feel welcome to bring yours along. ❤️


Hilary Stohs-Krause is a software developer and the crew & culture champion at Ten Forward Consulting. She's a frequent conference speaker and an organizer of Madison Women in Tech. This talk was inspired by roller coasters, a difficult email, and reading too many statistics.