For Immediate Press Release

New York, on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 – The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) partners with corporate and industry leaders to host a Wellness Summit on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 to recognize the importance of the Age of Wellness and to amplify the need to continue the momentum of mental health awareness month. The focus of this virtual retreat and Summit is a chance to learn from industry leaders and executives with lessons on how to successfully transition into our new normal in life, work, and business. The summit offers guests a chance to discover new pathways to harmonize their mind, body, and health in a post-pandemic era.

“We believe that more investment in wellness is needed to support workplace mental health initiatives and external self-care practices, and we are thrilled to have the support of our partners and sponsors to host the second edition of the GC4W Wellness Summit. This moment marks a very significant time for GC4W as we continue to support female professionals in our community and outside our network” said Dr. Lilian Ajayi-Ore, Chief Learning Officer and Founder, Global Connections for Women Foundation.

The GC4W Wellness virtual event will feature panel discussions on wellness in the workplace, harmonizing life and purpose, and making healthier choices. All guests will also have the option to select from four wellness breakout rooms, group meditation, and participate in smaller group conversations covering a wide range of wellness topics.

The presenting sponsors and partners for the upcoming GC4W Wellness Summit include CoachDiversity Institute, Kraft Heinz, Kinnesso IPG, GP Strategies, Hint Inc., Hearst Magazines, and US Postal Service.

Our Summit event features a Keynote Remark by Ekpedeme “Pamay” M. Bassey (Chief Learning and Diversity Officer, Kraft Heinz Company) – and the Summit panel feature special guests including Adam Stedham, CEO (GP Strategies), Alissa Abramova, (Global Chief Talent Officer, Kinesso), IPG, Femi Olu-Lafe, Ph.D. (SVP of Culture & Inclusion, IPG, Acxiom, Kinesso, Matterkind), Nicole Rosé(Entrepreneur, HBO Max Star, In-Demand Celebrity DJ), Stefani Sassos MS, RDN, CSO, CDN, NASM-CPT (Registered Dietitian, Good Housekeeping Institute), and Mike Indursky (Founder & CEO, HEAR ME RAW, Former President of Bliss, a leading Global Spa Brand). Panels to be Moderated by Dr. Lilian Ajayi-Ore (Chief Learning Officer & Founder, Global Connections for Women Foundation), Yerddy Lanfranco (VP of Marketing Sciences, IPG Kinesso + GC4W Executive Board), and April Franzino (Beauty Director, Hearst Magazine).

Wellness breakout rooms will be led by Casey Johnson (Sex, Love & Pleasure Coach, relationship expert + Founder of Pleasurehood Summit), Ijeoma Chimezie, Pharma. D (Beauty Expert, Makeup Artist and Host of the Subsaharan Beauty podcast), Shauna Cummins (Clinical Hypnotherapist, Best-Selling Author of WISH CRAFT), and Francesca Vuillemin (Trained Nutritionist, Astrologer, GC4W Executive Board Chair). With a Group Guided Meditation by Angela Singer (Meditation Teacher, Advanced Technologist Evangelist, Voice-Over Artist for Facebook, American Express, SAP) and Closing address by Carolyn Bankston (International Lecturer and Psychotherapist — and GC4W Board Executive).

For this wellness summit, we are offering value sets from the GC4W Marketplace with the purchase of a ticket. Every gift package purchase means you #SupportSmallBusiness. Guests are also invited to select from our incredible gift packages (as seen in the banner) in support of small business owners whose businesses have been impacted by the global pandemic.

The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) is a non-profit organization that believes in all women and girls – and their right to create new opportunities for themselves and their communities. We are an award-winning not-for-profit organization headquartered in New York City, with a reach of over 3.5 million people worldwide. We are one of the leading international non-profits of the millennium in gender equality, women empowerment, and youth empowerment.

We invite you to join us as we move towards advancing our collective knowledge on what we must do to thrive, be well, and succeed in a whole new world. Register to attend the GC4W Wellness Retreat x Summit for exclusive access to leading industry practitioners, health experts, and special guests to discover new wellness pathways in a post-pandemic era. The proceeds from the event will support the GC4W Circle Membership and Fellowship Programs, which trains and develop women to advance their careers, grow their leadership skills and scale their businesses.