Grit & Grace - Tackling Women's Mental Health on International Women's Day

When: March 8 2021

Where: Saskatchewan, Canada


Join us on Monday, March 8th, 2021 from 1 – 4:50 pm (CST) for Grit & Grace – Tackling Women’s Mental Health on International Women's Day!

Join us on International Women’s Day as we explore the journeys of various women from across Canada, their struggles and triumphs with mental health, and celebrate the things women are doing for mental health in the workplace.

Our fantastic line-up of special guest speakers will provide you with insight, information, tools, strategies and above all, inspiration!

1:00 – 1:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks Laura Bence
1:10 – 2:00 Living a Limitless Life Kieren Britton
2:00 – 2:50 Empowered Women of the World Anita Ogurlu & Michael Afenfia
2:50 – 3:00 BREAK
3:00 – 3:50 Implementing Mental Wellness at Mosaic Shanna Ramm
3:50 – 4:40 Checking on your Coworkers Cara Taylor
4:40 – 4:50 Closing Remarks Laura Bence
Your Host!

Our line-up of special guest speakers includes:

Kieren Britton
Founder of The Lady Alliance
Kieren loves to dream of the ridiculous and make it a reality. Whether it’s cycling across Canada or converting a school bus into a full-time home, there is nothing Kieren enjoys more than testing the limits and learning more about herself! Yet she still has hesitations and self-doubt. Kieren wanted to create a place where everyone could learn and grow together, demolishing self-doubt while building a community. Through The Lady Alliance Kieren has found a love for life through adventure.

Cara Taylor
Founder of Oaks Mental Health
Cara Taylor is the founder of Oaks Mental Health. She is a therapist and mental health educator based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has worked in diverse mental health contexts as a social worker including mobile crisis response and inpatient psychiatry. Beyond professional credentials, Cara has lived experience of mental illness and suicide loss. Her personal and professional mental health experiences have shaped the education she has provided to over 1000 people across the prairies.

Shanna Ramm
Sr. Disability & Wellness Specialist, The Mosaic Company
Shanna Ramm is the Senior Disability and Wellness Specialist for The Mosaic Company. She has played a lead role in the implementation of the Psychological Wellness Program for Mosaic, work which started in Saskatchewan and is now being implemented in operations across the United States. Shanna emphasizes the importance of collaboration across all parts of the business when delivering a Psychological Wellness program, the most important of which is the partnership between Human Resources and Safety.

Anita Ogurlu
Cultural Bridging Facilitator
As a cultural bridging facilitator and university lecturer, Anita is a curious person on a quest for love and knowledge. Caught in between cultures since childhood and most of her adult life, she quickly learned to see things from multiple perspectives. Living for over 25 years in Istanbul, Turkey, she experienced rapid social change firsthand through the effects of globalization, so she knows what brings Newcomers to Canada.

Michael Afenfia
Cultural Bridging Facilitator
Michael Afenfia is a Cultural Bridging Facilitator based in Saskatchewan, SK. His academic background is in Law and Business Administration. Before relocating to Canada in the summer of 2019, he worked as a Speechwriter to the Governor of his home state, Bayelsa in Nigeria. Michael has also worked in Banking, Real Estate and Communications, and is the author of four critically acclaimed novels.

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