WOW The Wonder Of Women
May 8th, 2018 by Jane Noble
WOW is the perfect acronym for The Wonder of Women Summit that was held on May 2, 2018 in Los Angeles on the UCLA campus. WOW seemed the perfect response when looking at some of the most successful and influential women of our time coming together to unite in their common goal of promoting a better understanding, awareness and treatment of mental illness in our society. There was a huge amount of talent in one place with featured speakers including Tipper Gore, Lisa Kudrow, Goldie Hawn, Candice Bergen, Dr. Robin Berman, Susan Bookheimer Ph.D., Poppy Jamie and psychic medium Amanda Daniels to name just a few. The full speaker list and more details about the event can be found at https://www.semel.ucla.edu/wow/
Mara James, founder of ELF had the opportunity to chat with Tipper Gore about their common commitment to changing lives for the better. Tipper is a tireless advocate for homelessness and issues of mental health. She is committed to eradicating the stigma and educating Americans on the need for quality, affordable mental health care. During her husband’s tenure as Vice President, she served as the Mental Health Policy Advisor to President Clinton. A genuine trailblazer, Tipper chaired the first White House Conference on Mental Health in 1999 that interactively involved tens of thousands of Americans across the country. She is innovative and courageous, always seeking new ways to raise awareness and promote action.
What was so inspiring about the conference was the powerful message that the way we we approach mental health has to change and the determination of these extraordinary women to make it happen.