02 Jan Gretchen Ki Steidle
Gretchen Ki Steidle is the Founder & President of Circles for Conscious Change, a transformative education firm working with social entrepreneurs, non-profits, and corporations on the use of mindfulness as a design tool for social innovation. Gretchen is also the founder and President of Global Grassroots, an international organization that leads a social venture incubator and mindful-leadership program for women and girls in East Africa. She has an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth and a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. She is author of the book: Leading from Within: Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation (MIT Press, 2017), and lectures and teaches on mindfulness and social change worldwide. A certified Integrative Breathworker, Gretchen has been delivering breath-based therapeutic practices, resilience training and trauma healing since 2002 to a range of individuals globally, including Rwanda genocide survivors, Haiti earthquake survivors and first-responders, Hurricane Katrina survivors, university activists, mental health professional and health care professionals. Her workshops have been offered at universities and other institutions, including the Skoll World Forum, Omega Institute, Kripalu Institute, and Wellbeing Project. In 2007, Gretchen was honored by World Business Magazine and Shell as one of the top International 35 Women Under 35. In 2010 she was honored as a CNN Hero volunteering in Haiti after the earthquake. In 2018 Gretchen was named one of Inc.’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers.
Gretchen will be sharing Wellbeing and Inner Leadership for Social Justice