Joanne Gardner

Director; Custom Design, Manufacturing & GovTech Prototyping, The Bayview Yards


US & Canada




With a focus on building sustainable communities, I work where the social profit, and the corporate business worlds intersect. My passion lies in developing innovative strategic programs which result in both social and financial return on investment. I have worked in Corporate boardrooms, on the ground on development projects, in a government office, and on the floor on an industrial production line. Currently, I combine the learnings from these experiences to lead a creative, passionate, and committed team delivering innovative new prototypes on behalf of innovators, entrepreneurs and emerging tech firms.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote With the rise of disruptive technologies, key skills workers will need are empathy and adaptation. This engagement on a human level.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020