Natasha Bowman

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Keynote Descriptions + Learning Goals

From Stigma to Support: A Call to Action for Workplace Mental Health 

This session is a powerful call to action for attendees to prioritize employee well-being and mental health in the workplace. Drawing from Natasha Bowman’s lived experience with being diagnosed with bipolar disorder during the COVID pandemic and extensive expertise in the field of workplace culture, Natasha will explore the damaging effects of mental health stigma on individuals and organizations alike and provide practical strategies for creating a more supportive and inclusive work environment. This inspiring and thought-provoking keynote will leave audiences with a renewed commitment to promoting mental wellness and creating a more positive and engaging workplace culture.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how mental health stigma negatively affects employees and organizations, and understand why it is important to address it.
  2. Develop strategies for creating a supportive and inclusive work environment that promotes mental wellness and reduces mental health stigma.
  3. Understand how to effectively communicate about mental health in the workplace, including how to reduce stigma and support employees who may be struggling with mental health challenges.
  4. Recognize the importance of prioritizing employee well-being and mental health in the workplace, and understand how to implement practical strategies to support employees' mental wellness.

About Natasha

Recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice for Workplace Mental Health, a Top 30 Global Guru for Management, and Top 200 Voices in leadership, Natasha Bowman, JD, SPHR has labored to transform the American workplace from the inside out for nearly 20 years. As a champion for employees, she’s worked with a broad range of organizations as a c-suite HR executive to create an engaging environment in which employees are respected, genuine leaders are cultivated, and top performance is achieved. Natasha is an award-winning, modern-day pioneer of workplace equality, inspiring organizations to not just pay lip service to workplace rights but craft highly-engaged cultures where every employee is truly dignified and valued for their contribution. Because of her ability to diagnose workplace issues and provide proven solutions to organizations, she is often referred to as The Workplace Doctor.

Natasha Bowman has developed a reputation as an expert workplace consultant through her firm, The Natasha Bowman Consulting Group, formerly known as, Performance ReNEW and as a labor and employment law attorney. Her clients include 4A’s, Forbes, Hearst Magazines, Google, Trip Adviser, Microsoft, and R/GA, to name a few. Apart from her rich expertise and cross-sector experience, she brings an ardent intellectual commitment to the field by serving as an adjunct professor of human resources for distinguished institutions such as Georgetown University, Fordham University, Manhattan College, and The Jack Welch Management Institute.

She is a sought after TedX and international keynote speaker for conferences and organizations worldwide and has shared her passion for creating positive and engaging workplaces by speaking across the globe for organizations and events such as The HR Congress in Nice, France, New York Police Department, The City of Detroit, Ford Motor Company, The Employers’ Association, Temple University, Harvard University, Toledo Public Schools, Microsoft, and the Society for Human Resources Management. Her expertise is frequently quoted in national publications such as Forbes, Business Insider, Cosmopolitan Magazine, U.S. News and World Reports, The Wall Street Journal and the LA Times.

She is a three-time best-selling published author and the co-founder of The Bowman Foundation for Workplace Equity and Mental Wellness. Her anticipated third book CRAZY AF: How to go from being burned out, unmotivated & unhappy to reclaiming your mental health at work was published in 2023.