Featured Talks On Mental Health

    In the tech world's fast pace, innovation usually grabs the spotlight. Yet, amidst the drive for progress, mental health often goes unnoticed. World Mental Health Day on October 10th is the ideal moment to focus on this crucial issue, warranting our complete dedication and proactive measures. At the Women in Tech Global Conference, an event celebrating the remarkable achievements of women in the tech industry, we've had the privilege of hearing from inspiring women who are not only shaping the future of technology but are also leading the way in promoting mental well-being within their field. In this article, we'll delve into four powerful talks from these trailblazing women, exploring their insights and experiences as they champion mental health awareness in the tech world.

    Holly Duckworth is a pioneer in leadership mindfulness with over 20 years of experience. She's a certified workplace mindfulness facilitator and founder of the American Mindfulness Association. Holly is also a renowned author, global keynote speaker, and host of the Everyday Mindfulness Show with 150+ episodes. She's recognized for her innovative contributions to the meetings industry, as acknowledged by Smart Meetings Magazine and BizBash.

    In her session Holly addresses the daily challenges of modern life and the need for stress reduction and focus techniques. She emphasizes the proven benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction, which include cost savings in healthcare, increased productivity, and greater overall happiness. Holly's talk offers practical, applied mindfulness techniques that can be easily incorporated into everyday routines, whether you're at your desk or on the go.

    Lisa Smith is a distinguished leader in her role as Vice President at EPAM Systems, where she oversees their Mountain Market operations. Hailing from Ireland, Lisa has cultivated her impressive career primarily in the United Kingdom and the United States. Her professional journey began as a Business Consultant, and she subsequently transitioned into roles in Account Management and Executive Leadership. Currently residing in Denver, Colorado, Lisa shares her life with her husband, two young children, and a beloved feline companion often touted as the "world's best cat."

    In her session  "Managing Burnout," Lisa addresses the prevalent issue of burnout, particularly during the pandemic when the boundaries between work and personal life blurred. While common advice often emphasizes self-care, the importance of dressing appropriately, and regular exercise, sje offers a fresh perspective. Drawing from personal anecdotes of friends and colleagues who have navigated the challenges of work-life balance during the past few years, this presentation emphasizes the need to learn from collective experiences. 

    Nesha V. Frazier is a versatile entrepreneur, content marketer, and founder of Courage Hackers Creative, a company dedicated to creating financial opportunities for working moms. With a background as a USAF veteran, mother of four, and HR professional, she is known for her entrepreneurial ventures, including founding South Carolina's first baby-friendly coworking space, Work Nest. Nesha's work focuses on empowering working mothers and promoting family well-being.

    In her session, "Navigating Career Ambition WITHOUT Mom Guilt," Nesha talks about the challenges faced by ambitious mothers. She explores the balancing act between motherhood and career ambitions, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing one's own well-being and self-belief. Nesha encourages mothers to reclaim their confidence, pursue their ambitions, and find joy without sacrificing their mental and physical health.

    Sonia Hunt is a Health + Wellness Futurist, Best-Selling Author and a TEDx Speaker with over 1 million views. With a career spanning 20+ years, she's transformed global wellness brands such as Apple, TiVo, Califia Farms, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and Sephora, where she earned the 2015 WWD Digital Innovator of the Year award.

    Sonia mentors global organizations aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and serves as a Startup Accelerator mentor. She created Three to Be™, a holistic health and well-being program, and advocates for reimagining health value systems, reshaping cultural health narratives, and addressing mental health. Sonia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Drexel University and is a Certified Integrative Health & Wellness Coach.

    In her session, "Designing a Well-being Playbook to Thrive in Life," Sonia Hunt emphasizes the importance of integrating well-being into our daily lives. She highlights that the boundaries between work and personal life have blurred, resulting in increased stress, anxiety, and declining physical health. To address these challenges, Sonia encourages the audience to create a personal Well-being Playbook. This playbook helps individuals define what health means to them and outlines actionable steps to enhance their well-being, ultimately enabling them to thrive in both their careers and lives. Sonia shares evidence-based tips and draws from ancient wisdom practices to guide attendees in developing their Well-being Playbooks.

    If you found these enriching insights on mental health useful and are eager to explore more perspectives from tech professionals from different backgrounds and walks of life, we warmly invite you to participate in the Women in Tech Global Conference 2024. This conference provides a unique platform for learning, networking, and gaining inspiration within the dynamic tech sector.

    Be sure to seize the advantage of current ticket discounts, and begin charting your path toward personal and professional growth today. Embrace the opportunity to be part of the Women in Tech Global Conference 2024! Your journey to a balanced and thriving tech career awaits.