Breaking the stigma: supporting women's mental health

Fellowship Event / Online

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9am - 10am PDT / 12pm - 1pm EDT

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Mental health

Join the Gender Equity Network for a fireside chat about mental health with Stephanie Sorady, psychotherapist and author of The Better Habits Workbook.

Mental health is a serious concern for all women. According to the Mental Health Foundation, around one in five women have a common mental health problem and a recent poll commissioned by CVS Health found nearly half of working mothers surveyed were diagnosed with anxiety or depression.

Inequity, gender-based discrimination, caregiving responsibilities, postpartum depression and menopause are among the contributing risk factors to common mental health conditions for women. In this virtual salon we will discuss how to de-stigmatize mental health topics and share actionable steps we can take to support our wellbeing.

Our moderator will be:

Octavia Goredema MBE, FRSA is an author, career coach and the founder of Twenty Ten Agency. She is the author of PREP, PUSH, PIVOT: Essential Career Strategies for Underrepresented Women, heralded by Management Today, Cosmopolitan and Refinery29 as one of the recommended books of the year. An acclaimed career expert, Octavia’s insights have appeared in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, CNN, CNBC and Los Angeles Times, among others.

Originally from England, Octavia was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen in recognition of her work. Octavia is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, where she leads the Gender Equity network in the United States. Octavia serves as an Ambassador of the Pankhurst Centre, the iconic site of women’s activism, past and present. She is based in Los Angeles where she has lived for over a decade.

Our guest speaker will be:

Stephanie Sorady is a psychotherapist and author passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health topics. She uses her personal and professional experiences to create engaging content about mental health and wellness, with a particular emphasis on the Latine community as she is the proud daughter of a Mexican immigrant. Her books include The Better Habits Workbook designed to help you get unstuck and reach your goals, and Kiss From God, a mental health poetry collection. Stephanie was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she resides with her husband.

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