Invoy: A Career Conversation with Priya Singha

What motivated you to join Invoy?
The company’s mission on health and wellness and the ability to connect with users of the device was very promising. As a biomedical engineer, I was looking for a job that would enable me to see the impact of the developed product and that’s been hugely satisfying for me. The team here is doing hard work to solve the complex issues surrounding obesity and seeing that come to fruition is very motivating. 

How does Invoy convey to employees a sense of belonging?
Invoy encourages ownership for all its team members and as daily users of our product we stay very close to what our users experience daily. Invoy encourages feedback from the employees and prioritizes employee engagement. Each team lead works with their team members to connect projects and tasks to the company’s strategic initiatives. 

In what ways has Invoy supported your professional development and growth?
As a fresh Ph.D. graduate in Engineering from UGA, I was looking for my next home where I could apply my biomedical engineering skills but also grow in other areas where I had minimal exposure. At Invoy, I have learned horizontally and vertically – deepening my subject matter knowledge by applying biomedical engineering skills and constantly challenging myself with evolving leadership qualities that is necessary for a high growth team.   

In what ways are you supported in maintaining a healthy work-life balance?
The company is very flexible when it comes to an individual’s needs. Everyone’s work-life balance can differ greatly and knowing how to spend the off-hours can make a huge impact on the individual’s work performance. I get plenty of time before and after work to spend with my two dogs – who love the Southern Californian hiking trails. PTOs are encouraged as well. 

How do you know that you’re making a difference/having an impact with the work that you do?
Testimonials from our users! We hear from them daily as users of our product and some are as impactful as weight loss leading to positive changes in their blood markers and metabolic conditions.  

What makes you proud to represent Invoy?
We are truly geared towards helping anyone who wants to take care of their health and feel empowered with a metric that they can track at home. The team at Invoy is a group of compassionate, data-driven, resilient, accountable, and lifelong learners that I am very proud to work with. 

In what ways do you feel like you’ve grown since working for Invoy?
I have learned how to work with people from different educational backgrounds – from accounting to software. It’s a game changer to know how people from different educational background can approach challenges differently and how working together can create the most magical solutions! 

What do you wish you had known about the professional world when you were a student?

  1. I wish I had known about wellness devices and how biomedical engineering students can help in this sector. It is a new field and we have so much to learn in it.
  2. There is so much that goes into managing a highly effective team – academia can introduce more coursework on leading teams to be effective. 

In thinking about emerging young professionals, what advice would you share to those seeking their first opportunities?

  1. Have a growth mindset – be open to learning, everyone is out there to help you grow and learn and any genuinely delivered feedback should be taken positively.
  2. Work collaboratively – no team has ever achieved big things without working together. Working by yourself can be fast but working together will take you far.
  3. Be open to applying to jobs that may seem like a non-traditional role – there’s so much out there that’s beyond the traditional job position path.
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