march 2023

27mar12:00 pm1:00 pmThe Anxious Achiever12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET Online Event Organized By: Forté Events

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Professional Access Pass members are invited to this sneak peek of our upcoming Changemakers series!

Anxiety is normal. The way we hide it is not.

Although so much has been done (rightly) to promote diversity and wellness at work, there’s a giant hole in the understanding of how mental health plays into not just our daily grind, but the very trajectory of success.

We’re all in desperate need for better models of leadership – especially in a society that tells us mental health challenges like anxiety and depression are weaknesses.

Morra Aarons-Mele knows that taking your mental health seriously is a leadership strength. With her upcoming book The Anxious Achiever, releasing on April 11, we invite you to join us for a Changemakers discussion on rethinking the relationship between mental health and success.

About Morra Aarons-Mele
Public Speaker | Consultant | Author/Podcast Host

Morra Aarons-Mele is a (mostly) happy, successful person. She also identifies as an extremely anxious overachiever. Even during the best of times, she can be found hiding  in a bathroom to avoid people, experiencing a panic attack before a flight, and waiting for bad news to arrive. To normalize anxiety and help others manage theirs, Aarons-Mele launched and hosts The Anxious Achiever podcast for HBR Presents, which was a 2020 Webby Awards Honoree and is a top 10 management podcast and top 50 business podcast. She’s passionate about helping people rethink the relationship between their mental health and their leadership. Her upcoming book on the subject will be published by Harvard Business Review Press in April 2023.

In addition to her work on anxiety, Aarons-Mele founded the award-winning social impact agency Women Online and created its database of female influencers, the Mission List. Geben Communication acquired Women Online and The Mission List in 2021. Morra was named 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year at the Iris Awards, created to recognize excellence in digital parenting media. Before starting her own business, Morra worked in digital marketing and politics, helping Hillary Clinton log on for her first online chat and founding the digital public affairs team at Edelman, where she worked with Fortune 50 clients.

Aarons-Mele is also a prolific writer. Since 2004 she has covered the campaign trail, the White House, the lactation room, and the office cubicle. Her book, Hiding in the Bathroom: How To Get Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home), was published by Dey Street Books in 2017. She has written for the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Slate, InStyle, O, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Guardian.

Aarons-Mele has degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and Brown University. She and Nicco Mele live in Boston with their three children.

After careful consideration, we decided not to share the recording of this session in order to protect the privacy of the participants. 

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