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A Conversation with Headspace CEO CeCe Morken

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February 23, 2021

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CeCe Morken joined Headspace Inc. as president and COO in April of 2020. Less than a year after she joined the company, Morken was tapped to be Headspace’s new CEO.

Headspace is a leading mindfulness and meditation platform that reaches more than 65 million users in 190 countries. Between April and October – during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and under Morken’s watch – Headspace saw downloads of its app double. As she oversaw the company's global operations in 2020, Morken helped launch several key initiatives, including Headspace's partnership with Microsoft Teams and the development of Headspace Mini on Snapchat. Under Morken’s leadership, Headspace also brought on John Legend as its chief music officer and introduced Headspace Promise, a free version of its app for designed for healthcare workers, K-12 educators, and unemployed individuals struggling during the pandemic.

Join us for this special virtual event, hosted by the Women’s Impact Network, where CeCe will talk with us about Headspace’s evolution during the COVID-19 pandemic and about her own rocket-like trajectory from COO to CEO.  We will also discuss the importance of mindfulness and meditation in our lives. 

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM ET

Location: Virtual on Zoom

Zoom account is needed to attend this event. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom event URL to attend the event at the time of registration.
 

About CeCe Morken

CeCe Morken is a highly accomplished technology industry executive with 35 years of experience building and growing organizations, from start-ups to global, publicly traded companies.

CeCe joined Headspace after 13 years at Intuit, where she led multiple business units. She served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Strategic Partner Group, responsible for the accountant, financial institution, and enterprise platform business generating $700M in annual revenue — in addition to leading both the Corporate/ Government Affairs and Corporate Responsibility functions for the company. Morken was also responsible for building strategic partnerships between Intuit and financial institutions, government and educational entities, and enterprise platforms, and also responsible for expanding global engagements, which doubled the velocity of contracts in the target countries of the UK, Australia, Canada, and France.

Before serving in this capacity, Morken led Intuit Financials Services (IFS). She led this business through a technology and business model transformation that moved the business to the number one ranking in share and product design across online and mobile platforms, leading the industry in open platform designs. Subsequently, CeCe led the strategic decision to divest the business and close the sale to the private equity firm Thoma Bravo in August of 2013.

Morken was previously responsible for all customer relationships, new and existing client sales, corporate and end-user marketing, and Strategy Development at IFS. Prior to joining Digital Insight (acquired by Intuit in 2007) in 2002, Morken was responsible for sales of all products and professional services at WebTone Technologies. She also served as Senior Vice President for Retail Lending with Fortis and spent 15 years in a variety of positions with John H. Harland Company, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Account Management.

Morken is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with majors in Economics and Business Administration, and attended the University of Chicago Booth’s executive development program. Morken currently serves on the Boards of GENPACT and NDSU College of Business.

Morken has also been recognized as one of The Most Powerful Women in Accounting (2017), National Diversity and Leadership Most Powerful Women in Technology (2017 and 2019), and has received the Intuit CEO Leadership Award in 2011, 2014, and 2017, and the Bill Campbell Coaches Award in 2018.