KOTA DAY 2016
SUSTAIN AND EMPOWER YOURSELF!

HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 13, 2016

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An afternoon of presentations, demonstrations and interactive workshops on physical and mental health, spirituality, and self-esteem, for continued strength and leadership for all of us working for gender equality and women’s empowerment!

Keynote speakers: Emilia Lahti and Kim K. Azzarelli

 

                                                   Emilia Lahti                                                                                                    Kim K.  Azzarelli

                                                  Emilia Lahti                                                                                                    Kim K.  Azzarelli

Emilia Lahti : Transforming Yourself and The World Around You: Four Ideas to Explore

Emilia Lahti is a researcher and entrepreneur with special interest in applied positive psychology and exponential technology. Her ambition is to create practical, empowering applications, which can be leveraged on a systemic level to enable a more positive human future. Emilia has a master's degree in social psychology, and a master of applied positive psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former student of Dr. Martin Seligman and pioneered the research on the Finnish construct of sisu (extraordinary determination in the face of adversity) under the mentorship Dr. Angela Duckworth, a MacArthur Fellow and eminent researcher of grit and self-discipline.

Kim Azzarelli: Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose

Kim Azzarelli is a business, philanthropic, and legal advisor focused on advancing women and girls. Together with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ms. Azzarelli is a co-founder of Seneca Women and co-author of the new book Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose  She is Chair and Co-founder of Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, and a Partner at Seneca Point Global.

 

PROGRAM:                                                                             

1:00  EMILIA LAHTI:  Transforming Yourself and The World Around You: Four Ideas to Explore
2:00  PARALLEL SESSIONS  
1 - Xian Horn of Give Beauty Wings:  Self-esteem worshop for the (dis)abled
2- Joanne Ahola, MD: Rewire Your Brain to Meet Challenges with Calm and Resilience
3 -Mary Chan of Mary Chan Wellness: Healthy Eating for the Multitasker
4 - Julie Tupler, RN of Diastasis Rehab: Exercise during and after pregnancy
5 - Karin Johnson, RN: Aroma Therapy, Supporting Feelings of Relaxation and Empowement 

Massage, reflexology and organic cosmetics demos during breaks

3:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS:

6 - Richard Lawton & Shulamit Elson: How to Become More Resilient Using MediSounds Meditation
7 - TBD: Writing workshop
8 - Aga Wilson: MIndfulness and Meditation
9 - Rebecca Casciano (Mary Chan Wellness): Empowered Beauty: Seeing Ourselves in a New Light
10 - Wendy Hurwitz, MD: Ten Tips to Manage Stress

4:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS:
11 - Rebecca Kelly Golfman: Empowering Girls: Girl Be Heard Background and Tutorial
12 - Titta Riikonen- Guy: Demystifying Healing
13 - Sari Gold., MD: Women and Sleep
14 - PANEL: How Spirituality Informs Social Activism: Yvonne O'Neal, Safiyya Sarkin, others TBA

5:00 KIM AZZARELLI: How Women can Achieve Power and Purpose
6:00 Reception and book signing by Kim Azzarelli (book Fast Forward: How Women can Achieve Power and Purpose included in ticket price)

MASSAGE,  REFLEXOLOGY AND ORGANIC COSMETIC DEMOS DURING BREAKS


Inquiries: info@kotaproject.org

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About the Keynote Speakers:

 

Emilia Lahti

Emilia Lahti is a researcher and entrepreneur with special interest in applied positive psychology and exponential technology. Her ambition is to create practical, empowering applications, which can be leveraged on a systemic level to enable a more positive human future. Emilia has a master's degree in social psychology, and a master of applied positive psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former student of Dr. Martin Seligman and pioneered the research on the Finnish construct of sisu (extraordinary determination in the face of adversity) under the mentorship Dr. Angela Duckworth, a MacArthur Fellow and eminent researcher of grit and self-discipline. 

She is a speker and lecturer in both Finland and the United States and has given presentations at TEDx, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UPenn, the international world congress on positive psychology, as well as Accenture and Singularity University, among others. Her work has also been featured in Business InsiderScientific American, Forbesand Singularity University Hub. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at the Aalto University School of Science and Technology in Helsinki, seeking to create practical, empowering programs that alleviate human suffering and increase well-being on a global scale. Her work involves leveraging emerging VR technologies to create applications that empower trauma survivors and promote healing. In 2015 Emilia was selected for the 10-week long Singularity University Graduate Studies Program at NASA AMES Research Center in Silicon Valley with full scholarship from Google.

Her life mission involves being a catalyst for human connection and compassion. She believes it is our collective responsibility to create socially warm, inviting spaces that empower people to reach their fullest potential. Emilia enjoys facilitating meaningful connections across geographical, cultural and disciplinary boundaries.

Being a passionate systems thinker, Emilia sees that we are all part of a larger collective entity through the social networks we belong to. In creating a culture which enables individuals to strive for their best possible life –free of mental or physical abuse–it is imperative to create social awareness of the significance each person has on the possible future of society, and of how sensitive the broader dynamic system is to each of our individual actions (both positive and negative). We are all called to act in a way that adds value to the gross sum of human existence.

Emilia is the author of the most prominent positive psychology website in her native Finland and the founder of the Positive Psychology Association of Finland. She is an outspoken anti-domestic violence advocate, runner and a curious explorer of ideas that help elevate our collective experience of life. She is currently training to run the length of New Zealand (~2000km) in 2017 in order to raise awareness on the global prevalence violence within families and to empower its survivors (women, men and children). Emilia divides her time between United States and Finland with her husband.

Emilia's Website

Emilia's blog: The Sisu Lab

 

Kim K. Azzarelli

 

 Kim K.  Azzarelli is a business, philanthropic, and legal advisor focused on advancing women and girls. Together with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ms. Azzarelli is a co-founder of Seneca Women and co-author of the new book Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose  She is Chair and Co-founder of Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, and a Partner at Seneca Point Global.

Prior to her work with Seneca, Ms. Azzarelli served as Senior Vice President of the Newsweek Daily Beast Company, where she led strategy, partnerships, and philanthropy for Women in the World. She has held senior philanthropic and legal roles at Goldman Sachs and Avon, respectively. At Goldman, she led the billion-dollar donor advised fund, Goldman Sachs Gives. At Avon, she served as Vice President, Legal and Public Affairs and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Avon, Ms. Azzarelli practiced corporate and securities law at Latham and Watkins.

Ms. Azzarelli is an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School, where she teaches Women, Law and the Economy and Women, Law and Technology. She is an author on matters relating to women and girls, including "Sustainable Development, Rule of Law and the Impact of Women Judges," co-authored with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and numerous articles on women's economic participation.

Ms. Azzarelli is a graduate of Cornell Law School, Cornell University, and Friends Seminary High School in New York City, where she resides.

Her book "Fast Forward" is included in the Kota Day materials. 

kim@senecawomen.com