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Managing Stress and Creating Balance

23 June 2020 10:00 - 11:00

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC -05:00)

A UniHealth study found that 80% of those studying in higher education reported symptoms of stress and anxiety, while the American Institute of Stress reported that 83% of workers suffer work-related stress. Stress is so prevalent, we feel it’s inevitable. Together with a Workplace Wellness expert and advocate for sustainable employability, we will learn how to recognize stress triggers and how to mitigate them whether you are in academia or industry.

Cathy Sorbara is a neuroscientist and passionate about raising the voices of women. For 10 years she worked as a researcher in academia in Canada and Germany, studying neurodegenerative diseases. But when she moved to England, Cathy decided to explore a different path. She became Chief Operations Officer of a start-up company called Cheeky Scientist, a global professional network that helps PhDs see their value and find meaningful work outside of academia.

Vivian Acquah is a driven woman who likes to talk about the holistic way of sustainable employability, called workplace wellness. For her, this is the way to work on a healthy culture at work. Becoming a mother inspired Vivian to shift from being a Finance/ IT consultant to becoming a workplace wellness advocate. She made a promise to her son to help make the world a sustainable place by advocating for a healthy workplace where people can thrive. The coolest thing Vivian has ever accomplished is that she created a healthy cooking show for TV “Cooking Back To Our Roots”. This show was a tribute to her grandmother, who she lost in 2009 due to diabetes type 2.

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