Izzy Lawrence is a writer with a background in positive impact.
Currently, she is writing her first popular science book LOMO (Love Of Missing Out) which candidly explores the relationship between technology and our human behaviour. Building on her LOMO movement she creates LOMO products that embrace the analogue renaissance and LOMO retreats where people can truly switch off. Her aim is to end FOMO by 2020.
Izzy holds a BA Hons, Biological Sciences from Oxford University (Brasenose College) where she specialized in neuroscience and animal behaviour. She is currently engaged in a psychology masters at University of Santa Monica and lives in California with her fiance and family.
Izzy has spoken at global events including United Nations Conference of Parties (COP), Hacking Happiness, The Technology Strategy Board, The BBC and Google.
She has served as a member for the Tech City Advisory Board (held at 10 Downing Street with the UK Prime Minister), The Cognitive Science Society, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
Izzy's background is in positive impact. Upon graduating, she founded positive impact music night Apocalypstick in her local London pub that saw established artists such as Martha Wainwright and Amy Winehouse perform intimate gigs with 100% proceeds to WarChild and Music Therapy Charity Nordoff Robbins. After national recognition, Apocalypstick partnered with MTV/Viacom. Later Izzy worked on a plethora of projects with Viacom's social responsibility platform MTV Voices, The World Bank, Social Impact agency Matter and The United Nations.
Her current positive impact engagements are focussed on youth empowerment for young girls through her company A-GAME, inc. She is a contributor and proud supporter of the TimesUp Movement and The TimesUp Legal Defense Fund.