JWN Speaker's Forum, Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Omni Jacksonville
245 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
"Unstoppable" by Mariel Hemingway

Our event this year kicks off with a Morning of Influence breakfast featuring Ms. Hemingway as she talks about her mission, motivation and new show “The Barefoot Life”. 

Our main evening event, also at the Omni, will be a continuation in theme along with Ms. Hemingway sharing her personal journey into a life dedicated to holistic health and mental wellness.

These events will be presented in-person with appropriate physical distancing at the tables.  We are working with the Hyatt of Downtown Jacksonville to ensure that all our guests feel safe and comfortable.  ZOOM options for attending are also available. 

To register for the upcoming Speaker’s Forum please click here -  Jacksonville Women’s Network - Meeting/Event Information (jaxwomensnetwork.com)

Actress and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize recipient Ernest Hemingway, is the keynote speaker for JWN’s 2021 Annual Speaker’s Forum, a highly regarded signature event open to the public.

Apart from being born into one of the most celebrated families in the world, Mariel has earned esteem in her own right as an Oscar-nominated actress, author and speaker. Considered by many to be an expert on healthy living, she spends much of her time on passion projects that foster awareness and help create mental and physical health, life balance, and inner joy. She is also Co-founder of Dead Poets Foundation and has produced an Emmy-nominated documentary in collaboration with Oprah Winfrey, called “Running from Crazy,” about the Hemingway family.

With record-breaking numbers of depression and suicide, anxiety, social isolation and fear amidst the 2020 pandemic, Mariel’s message is welcome and timely. Concerns about mental health and wellbeing continue to rise. In April 2020, U.S. News & World Report published the suicide rate in the US has risen 35% in the past two decades, and the highest suicide rate among women are those from 45-64 years of age.

Most importantly, Mariel’s message is also one of hope and action. It centers on honoring both our past and our personal story while overcoming the anxiety that prevents our best life—our best future.

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