Past events

Each WBD event is deliberate. A specific topic, often one raised at a previous event or through online discourse, is brought forward and analysed by experts and attendees as teams and individuals.

A visual report is compiled at the end of each, so that the knowledge shared and the wisdom uncovered can act as a resource to ourselves and others. Those documents, along with the details of the events, are stored here.

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Annual Work Better Day 2017

September 30th, 2017
1776, Washington, D.C.
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Annual Work Better Day 2018

September 17th, 2018
The Hatchery, Washington, D.C.
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A Values-Driven Culture with Alicia Korten

May 1st, 2019
Mindspace, Washington, D.C.

Next event: June 5th
8am - 10am

Workplace Wellness - Work Smarter, Not Harder

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keynote speaker: explore June

Kyrah Altman

Co-Founder and Executive Director/CEO of LEAD

Kyrah's story of social entrepreneurship began at nine years old. As a result of growing up in a broken home, 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. 

In 2016, Kyrah won $32,500 of seed funding in the George Washington University New Venture Competition as the only competing college female and freshman student. Since 2012, Kyrah has been featured in the New York Times and national television, and was named the nation's 3rd best student entrepreneur.

Today, Kyrah is the CEO and co-founder of LEAD, Inc. 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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‍‍‍Washington, D.C.

Join us at Recharj on June 5th from 8am - 10am!
Recharj delivers peace of mind in a noisy city through meditation & powernaps.


1445 New York Avenue NW
‍Washington, DC 20005

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Upcoming Event: March 30

Purpose Driven Culture, with Alicia Korten

Work Better Day is an experience-driven program where experts, researchers, and every-day heroes share their stories, inspire ideas in others, and influence the conversation around what it means to work better and provide an atmosphere that will foster engagement and learning, but also one where attendees can walk away with the ability to impact others within their organizations.

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keynote speaker: explore MARCH

Alicia Korten

Head of The Culture Company and award-winning author

Alicia helps clients (like the Ford Foundation, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations) achieve growth turn arounds, as well as "best place to work" awards.

As a young adult, Alicia took a life-changing trip to Panama’s Darien Gap, where she witnessed the meetings the Emberá and Wounaan tribes were holding to write a constitution for the governance of their semi-autonomous lands. Inspired, she worked with them for seven years. Returning to the U.S., she drew on what she had learned about building tribes to shape highly engaged purpose-driven workforce cultures.

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