Mental health and wellness for Black women
This week, our guests discuss the unique pressures on Black women, and best practices for organizations to support their employees and for black women to better support their own mental health.
Taisha Caldwell-Harvey, PhD. (Dr. Tai)
Licensed psychologist, Founder of ‘The Black Girl Doctor’
Taisha Caldwell-Harvey, PhD. (Dr. Tai) is a licensed psychologist and founder of The Black Girl Doctor, a virtual therapy practice that specializes in the mental health of professional Black women and workplace wellness programs. She is a published author and has over 12 years of experience as a clinician and consultant where, most notably, she spent 7 years advising the 10 campus University of California system on best practices in mental health innovation. Currently, in addition to operating The Black Girl Doctor, she serves as a mental health consultant and advisor to organizations committed to workplace wellness. She believes her purpose in life is to inspire people to dream bigger and is a fierce advocate for Black Joy as a social justice issue.
Natasha Miller Williams
Ferrara, VP, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Natasha leads Ferrara’s DE&I strategy and is responsible for programs to promote diversity and foster an open and inclusive work environment. She is recognized as one of Crain’s Notable DE&I Executives and Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Executive Leaders and Top 100 Women of Influence.
Natasha has parlayed her love of mentorship and career guidance as a contributing writer for several career and lifestyle magazines. She sits on the editorial board for Training Industry Magazine and the executive board of directors for the Village of Oak Lawn’s Chamber of Commerce. Natasha is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Chief, a private network for executive women.
Natasha graduated from Northern Illinois University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and has an Executive MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute. She is the president of her local elementary school PTA and lives in the Chicago area with her husband and their sons.
Customer Vice President, General Mills; Founder, Ebony Wyatt Speaks L.L.C.
Ebony Wyatt is a Customer Vice President for General Mills and is the owner of Ebony Wyatt Speaks L.L.C. Ebony is a business leader, a dynamic speaker, and is the creator of the “Building Your BadAss Brand” and “Building Your BadAss Network” workshop series.
Ebony is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is the founder of the Multicultural Mommas Group of Northwest Arkansas, the chair of the University of Arkansas’ Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board and is the Regional Co-Chair of the Network of Executive Women Twin Cities region. Ebony has been recognized by her alma mater, the University of Arkansas, as a Young Alumni Award recipient, a Silas Hunt Young Pioneer and as an Inclusive Excellence Champion.
She is married to William and is the mother of three children, ages 3, 6 and 9.