#016 | The Tax on Being Different with Dr. Vivienne Ming


Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist & co-founder of Socos Labs

Dr. Vivienne Ming

Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neurscientist, AI expert, Author & co-founder of Socos-Lab - an independent institute exploring the future of human potential. She is quite the person: having struggled through failing out of university and ending up being homeless, Vivienne tried to figure out her path in life. Why was it she not the person everyone wanted her to be? Why did everything seem easy, but it still didn't make her happy?
She discovered that making the crazy, irrational decisions felt right, rather than the happy ones and her life started getting better.
In our conversation Vivienne opens up to coming out as transgender to her wife and how it has effected her entire personal and work life. She shines light on the differences of men and women, with a focus on entrepreneurship, in the workplace, dealing with funding and venture capitalists, as well as gender bias and inclusion and how she goes about these issues. To her this process is not about being right, rather than finding consensuses and making a changer based on these. With her company Socos she and her team have developed techniques to track economic impact of unusual and different backgrounds, building a system to treat diabetes, building new technology to understand suicide risk and now they are even working with UNICEF to track adolescent mental health around the world. In every way, Vivienne tries to do what's right for others and not for herself. Therefore she developed a tool called the "Inclusion Impact Index" to track the real time economic high growth entrepreneurs impact all over the world, especially during times of COVID-19. This tool will help reinvent your city. We hope you enjoy this really honest and uplifting episode. Vivienne is a great guest to have, setting an example for going for what you love and owning being different.

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