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Building Resilience: Becoming Our Best Selves and Cultivating the Best in Others

November 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. S. Atyia Martin, CEO and Founder of All Aces, Inc

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
– Nelson Mandela

Resilience may be the most important quality we can acquire. Adapting well in the face of adversity, tragedy, threat, and stress is an advantage that touches every aspect of life, from our careers, to our families and communities, to our physical and mental health.

As nonprofit leaders, our missions are ambitious and our goals are great. How do we build resilience in ourselves and others to power these pursuits? Join us as we explore the process of activating the power of consciousness, critical thinking, and community to “bounce back” better, and continuously improve ourselves and our organizations.

Anticipated takeaways:

How to create a positive organizational culture
Combat the ways our unconscious mind can interfere with personal and organizational resilience
Reframing the narrative of what we should be striving for


Dr. S. Atyia Martin is CEO and Founder of All Aces, Inc. She was appointed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston as part of the 100 Resilient Cities pioneered by the Rockefeller foundation and served through January 2018. She has also been adjunct faculty at Northeastern University in the Master of Homeland Security program. Previously, Dr. Martin was the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). In this role, she was responsible for coordinating public health, healthcare, and community health preparedness; emergency management coordination among the public health and healthcare system via the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center; psychological trauma response coordination, and education and training through the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness.

She has a diverse set of experiences in emergency management, intelligence, and homeland security. Her previous professional experience includes the Boston Police Department’s Boston Regional Intelligence Center; City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management; the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); and active duty Air Force assigned to the National Security Agency.

Dr. Martin earned her Doctor of Law and Policy from Northeastern University, Master in Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut, Bachelor in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Administrative Studies and Serbian Croatian from Excelsior College, and Associate in Serbian Croatian from the Defense Language Institute.

Cost: WID Members: $40 (prior to late registration date of October 31, 2018) Non-members and late registrants: $60 Tables for 10 can be reserved for $400



November 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm