"Mental health is out of the closet. It’s not going back in. It’s time to get serious about this agenda. Make a Difference Digital Summit will address the most pressing topics American employers are facing today offering best practice solutions to support the modern workforce."
JD Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association Foundation
"As leaders in companies, we need to focus on normalizing mental health and breaking down stigma. We need to show that we’re human and lead from a place of authenticity sharing openly about our own mental health. In this way, our workers know they’re working in an open culture where they can bring their whole selves to work and receive support when they need it."
CEO, Butter Works
"We have partnered with the summit every year and, without any doubt, it delivers everything it promises! We look forward to the next event in New York!"
Head of Marketing, Unmind
"A sense of purpose and the ability to be seen and heard as a contributor to an organization is critical to staff engagement. And, engagement leads to innovation and long term sustainability. Consequently, organizations that support the health and well being--the whole of an individual--are far better positioned to win the competition for talent."
Former Global Director, Education, Training and Development, Ford Motor Company; President, RS Lerche Associates
"To cultivate real change in workplace cultures around mental health, we must educate and empower the face of organizations: the people leaders. Make a Difference Digital Summit gets it, they are the go to event bringing the most progressive leaders to the stage. Those committed to creating cultures of authenticity and inclusion."
Michelle E. Dickinson
Author, TED Speaker, Mental Health Advocate & Strategist
"In the decade of the 20’s we’re going to face an imperative for “diversity and inclusion” that’s driven by a need to offer greater opportunity and improve business success. The challenge is to create inclusive workplaces that use policy, technology and design to defend the voice -- and health – of these emerging employee groups. The Make a Difference Digital Summit understands this and is making diversity and inclusion central to its agenda."
Dr. Mike O’Neill
Director of Global Research and Workplace Ideation, Haworth, Inc.
"The stigma is still there. People think that their careers will be damaged if they talk about mental health. We need to reinvent HR for the 21st Century."
Integrative Health Coach & Founder, Lantero Consulting (former Assistant VP, HR Talent & Organization Development, BNP Paribas)
"More emphasis needs to be put on showing employees that they belong and are valued - beyond being a number"
Market Development Manager, PepsiCo & Active Minds Speaker