Please be advised that this will not be your typical event on Mental Health Awareness. The pandemic has affected many of our lives - however, we have decided to focus on what happens next. Let us focus on moving on, shall we?
To conclude our annual #SGWomenMonth this year, we have decided to raise awareness on the importance of mental health, both in professional and personal lives. Our daily routines have unprecedentedly changed, and everyone had to suddenly adapt to new norms. We have heard and used the expression *New Normal* for probably around a million times. However, we rarely speak about the already existing issues we had to still deal with regardless of our scattered benchmarks.
Thanks to this unforeseen situation, mental health finally received more light. Although entrepreneurs were used to uncertainty, nobody was prepared for this kind, and mental health plays a massive role in keeping it together when no pillars standstill.
Therefore, our goal with this event is to shine more light on mental health outside of the current situation. The startup community is full of different players with various experiences and roles. Every single player faces different issues, and we have invited experts to share their insights on this topic.
We have a great panel of speakers with different backgrounds who will be tackling the topic from various angles. We are pleased to have female entrepreneurs from the Beijing startup community who will be sharing their insights from their own experiences. Dalida Turkovic - Mindfulness Coach and Founder at Beijing Mindfulness Centre, Enoch Li – Managing Director and Founder of Bearapy, Xiaojie Qin – Director and Founders at CandleX.
Startup Grind Beijing is hosting a virtual panel discussion on June 30th at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (China Time) where our guest panelists will be discussing the following topics and questions:
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Enoch is widely recognized for pioneering the workplace mental health conversation in China at a time when the topic was taboo, through founding an award-winning social enterprise, Bearapy, that spearheaded strategic consulting and training services for organizations in China and Asia-Pacific. Her social impact work has proven to raise awareness in the local community, and steer global conversations on the topic. She has helped tens of thousands of people across the world through Bearapy, her writing, and speaking about her mental health lived experience, reducing stigma and creating psychological safe spaces, and is frequently featured in credible media on the topic.
Enoch is a Board Member of United for Global Mental Health and Steering Committee Member of This is Me Asia. She has expertise in organizational psychodynamics and leadership development. Previously, she worked at HSBC as an International Manager.
With over 25 years of consulting and field management training in China, Dalida’s coaching style evolved after witnessing the extreme pressures executives encounter in both their professional and personal life. Dalida’s passion is to help her clients find a crucial body and mind balance. Dalida coaches her clients to use their own emotional wisdom to bridge both future professional and personal challenges.
Dalida is the author of Mindfulness for Beginners, Founder of the Beijing Mindfulness Centre and TEDx Speaker. She holds certifications as a Professional Certified Coach and Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. She is a Hakomi and Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness practitioner.
Xiaojie Qin is the Founder and Director of CandleX. She was born and raised in Sichuan, China. Starting from 2008, Xiaojie has been working in the non-profit sector in international NGOs for the China Program for a decade. In April 2015, Xiaojie founded CandleX and is the Director. She’s a full time non-profit professional, and a part time photography enthusiast, yoga and meditation practitioner, on and off open mic comedian, a Brazilian Jiu Jistu beginner, a loyal lindy hop dancer and an occasional amateur video maker.
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Sabrina is a Beijing-based entrepreneur who leverages her multicultural background to harness and build stronger startup ecosystems. As the Co-Founder and COO of Founders Lair, a free peer-to-peer platform, she empowers founders with necessary and invaluable resources that ecosystem players have to offer around the globe. As the Director of Startup Grind Beijing, she leads one of the most active chapters of a global community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators.
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