Wellness & Leadership for Black Women Series
Wellness & Leadership for Black Women Webinar Series provides education, inspiration, resources, and community building for and among Black women at UCSF and the Bay Area community. Webinars will be every other month thru Dec 2021.
***This space is created and cultivated for Black-identified women and Black gender non-conforming, non-binary, and transgender individuals.***
The Wellness and Leadership for Black Women Webinar Series is created by a working group of the
UCSF Black Women's Health & Livelihood Initiative.
Sponsored by UCSF Black Caucus, UCSF Office of Diversity & Outreach and
UCSF Learning & Organization Development
August 2021: The Black Woman's Guide to Managing Up with Dana Brownlee
A key to success for virtually everyone in the workplace is adopting a “managing up” mentality that focuses on how each of us can help our bosses (and other senior leaders) be successful – even if they’re not the “perfect boss”. This presentation defines “managing up” – what it is/isn’t, then explores proven techniques for managing up with a few common varieties of the “difficult boss”: The Tornado, The Clueless Chameleon, The Wishful Thinker, and The Micromanager.
June 2021: "Filling Our Cup: A Self-Preservation Workshop for Black Women" with Iresha Picot
Filling Our Cup: A Self-Preservation Workshop for Black Women with Iresha Picot This workshop will focus on how self-preservation is critical for the survival of Black Women. With the high levels of loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression that Black Women experience on a daily basis, this interactive workshop will focus on and facilitate a discussion around the importance of self/community care and the restorative practices to help Black Women replenish.
Iresha is the host of “Sis, are you good?” series with Girltrek, INC that digitally centers Mental Health check-ins with Black Women
April 2021: "Financial Health Check-Up" with Veronica Dangerfield
Financial Health Check-up webinar that will encourage you to review your finances to ensure you can reach your financial goals. This interactive workshop will cover all of your financial touch points, from providing tips on how to successfully save money to executing a resilient budget. An essential part of financial management includes strategies for building and maintaining your credit. Being thoughtful and intentional about how you spend your money can give you financial freedom.
February 2021: "How to Get Stuck and Unstuck: Breaking the Cycle Your Career" with Dr. Kemi Doll
Dr. Kemi Doll is a GYN Oncologist, Health Equity Researcher, Coach & Career Strategist for Women of Color in Academic Medicine.
December 2020: "Laughter as Medicine" with Karen Williams
Humor is empowering! In order to cope in today's hectic world of technological explosions, a sense of humor is vital. The power of humor lies in its ability to generate joy, restore vitality, preserve sanity, strengthen self-identity, promote healthy self-esteem, and reduce stress. With humor, our busy and complex lives become manageable. Laughter is an expression of spontaneous joy! Laughter roots us in the present moment and serves to relieve us from depression and anxiety. When we laugh, we engage the body in "inner jogging" which allows us to release stress and strain and promote wellness and healing.
*Recording of Webinar Unavailable*
February 2022: "Black History Month"
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) Launches "We Are The Faces of Black Maternal Health". UCSF's Dr. Michelle A. Albert, President of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), reads a self-penned piece on Black maternal health and shares steps we can take to reduce preventable negative outcomes.