Leading from the Center: Mindfulness in the Workplace Hosted by Kaiser Permanente - SOLD OUT - Professional BusinessWomen of California

Leading from the Center: Mindfulness in the Workplace Hosted by Kaiser Permanente – SOLD OUT

September 23, 2020 - 4:00 PM Pacific Time


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Last December, Kaiser Permanente and PBWC produced an engaging Community Event that explored the connection between good health and good leadership. And we’re eager to continue the conversation this September from the lens of mindfulness with a panel discussion and guided meditation.


From setting individual and team business goals to modeling daily health practices in their own lives, leaders impact the experience and the sense of fulfillment an employee has in the workplace—and how it translates to their personal lives.


We’ll explore:

  • the real-world benefits of mindfulness,
  • how to maintain empathetic connections, and
  • what it means to be an effective leader during a pandemic and a period of civil unrest.


This event is sold out.


Panelists and Guided Meditation Leads


Rose Fernandez (panelist) is the CEO of ALGENIST – the leader in science-based, clinically-proven, algae based skincare innovations with unique vegan formulations. With over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in the beauty industry, Rose has developed strong businesses across retail, digital channels and spa by focusing on brand, relationships and profitability. She is keenly passionate about assembling the right team and developing people to success. Rose has previously held senior-level management roles with established brands like Murad, Kate Somerville and Jurlique, and has been featured in various publications and podcasts as an expert on the topics of brand, strategy and leadership. Recently, she was a featured speaker at the WWD 2019 Beauty Summit.


Roni Jacknow (guided meditation lead) is a Talent Development and Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Leader at Kaiser Permanente. She has 30 years of finance leadership experience at Kaiser, Charles Schwab, and Chevron. In addition, she is a practitioner, founder and teacher of a Mindfulness workshop for Leadership Development programs, a New Ventures West Integral Coach, Search Inside Yourself facilitator, and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She passionately integrates mindfulness, yoga, employee wellbeing and gratitude practices into development offerings and leadership coaching. She enjoys yoga, running, reading, meditation, dogs, swimming and baking healthy treats.



Miroo Kim’s (panelist/guided meditation lead) goal is to help people unlock their intrinsic motivations within their work and to create a culture of compassion and resilience at workplaces. Having worked in fast-paced and highly competitive companies such as Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, Miroo has directly experienced and observed many people suffering from burnout. Through her own quest to find meaning and balance in her work life, Miroo has come to know for herself that it is possible to have a healthier relationship to work and feel wholesome at workplaces in a sustainable way. As a certified teacher for both Search Inside Yourself and Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training, she’s on a mission to share her experience and offer the wisdom of bringing Emotional Intelligence and Compassion to how we work, and how we show up as leaders.


Diane Ott (panelist) is the Northern California Region Vice President and Regional Compliance Officer for the Regional Compliance, Ethics & Integrity Office (RCO) and Chief Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Officer. She is responsible for establishing retention and promoting programs to increase the  diversity of the employee and leadership population. In collaboration with Human Resources, she develops methods to celebrate diversity, e.g., share learning from the medical centers, ensure annual recognition events, health/employment fairs, scholarships, etc. with financial oversight and direction to the multicultural associations. Diane has an extensive background in compliance, internal audit, finance, and healthcare revenue cycle operations and currently serves as a member of the Health Care Compliance Association and Healthcare Finance Management Association.


Craig Souza’s (moderator/guided meditation lead) mission is to help create heart-centered, innovative, and vibrant corporate cultures where employees are empowered, fully engaged, and bringing their full selves to work. He works for HP as a Services Architect focused on Managed Print Services and has 27 years of sales expereince. He is also a Certified Teacher™ with Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. The Search Inside Yourself program provides a framework to bring mindfulness practice and emotional intelligence skills into the corporate environment to help leaders at all levels become more conscious and present to their actions, words, intentions, and choices.