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Kyrah Altman, CEO and co-founder of LEAD, Inc

About Kyrah Altman

Kyrah's story of social entrepreneurship began as a result of growing up in a broken home, where she began experiencing severe post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in middle school. While mental illness followed her throughout adolescence, she channeled her struggle into the founding of a social enterprise called Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do (LEAD), Inc, where she is the CEO and co-founder. She travels the world, speaking about the impact of social entrepreneurship on trauma survivors, the importance of proactive mental health education in schools, and the idea that "while not everyone has a mental illness, everyone can improve their mental health." 

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Event Recap

During this event, we explored the consequences of chronic stress and mental illness in the workplace. Kyrah taught participants strategies for promoting and modeling self-care in the workplace and connected professionals with positive resources to cope with stress and self-regulate negative emotions.

Thought Activity: WBD Annual 2018

Unconscious Bias Workshop

Directed by Lorne Epstein

Diverse organizations and teams are stronger, more creative, and more innovative. But our conscious and unconscious biases can cloud our decision-making abilities and inhibit us from seeing what is actually happening in the present. 

We all have biases, often unconscious, that are both biological and informed by our encounters with the world. We will never be free of our biases, but we can become aware of them and learn how they affect us.

Lorne implored attendees to bring the lessons from the day back to their workplaces and have continuing conversations with their teams about bias. The more we talk about and accept our own biases, the more we move it from the unconscious to the conscious.

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September 30

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