We’d like you to meet some of the amazing women around the world who are hosting Women’s Global Happiness Day events!

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Wananan Phualek

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Layan Hanna

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Christina Carter

I come from a small suburban village in the northeast of Thailand. My father died when I was young, and after that, I was raised by my mother and her family's side. I have so many opportunities in my life because my mother worked really hard to support me, and my grandmother and my aunt had taken their time to look after me and teach me to never give up or let anyone else determine my place in the world. When I look back at my path, I feel inspired and deeply grateful for the incredible women I have in my life. I signed up to facilitate a Women's Global Happiness Day event to celebrate their courage and wisdom and to connect with other women who also have amazing stories to share. Women are so strong, loving, and nourishing. We deserve to play, to celebrate, and to be held.

Location and Date: West Village, NY, 10/18/2018 6:00 pmWhat inspired me to host an event: 

I grew up around lovely women including my mother, aunts, teachers, cousins, and friends. I noticed how much they gave and gave and expected nothing in return. Many times they faced obstacles and life transitions but did not have the resources and tools to bounce back with strength. Most importantly, many of them did not know how to live happily or even believed that they deserved to be happy! 

This event is a tribute to all these amazing women I have met in my journey and an invitation to the incredible women of today ... to thrive! 

Location and Date: Dubai - Illuminations Wellbeing Center - 19th of October - 10 am Dubai time 

A little bit about me:  

I am a psychology graduate, a positive psychology practitioner, and a confidence life coach. I empower women to step into their best self with resilience, confidence, and joy. 

Website: www.layanmhanna.com


Many women that I see daily are often questioning if they are "doing it right", comparing themselves to others, doubting their intuition, and forgetting the power of their feminine energy.  In a time in which doing is more valued than being, I witness lots of women who find it difficult to accept themselves when they are just being.  I feel incredibly inspired to support every woman to embrace exactly who she is, her whole self, so that we can reconnect with the value, power, and beauty of our femininity.  Our greatest ideas are born when we connect back to our presence, our joy, and our hearts.  As the founder and owner of Intu It Parenting and Wellness, I enjoy empowering mothers to honor themselves, care for themselves, and take time for themselves, not because they have earned it, but because they simply ARE.  And we know that when we listen to ourselves, we can give from a full heart.   

Location and Date: Intu It Parenting and Wellness, the office of Christina Carter in downtown Covington (323 E. Kirkland St., Covington, LA 70433) Thursday, October 18th, 2018 6-8 PM

Contact: 985-7896558.

intuitparenting@gmail.com.  intuitparentingandwellness.com 


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Natasha Zimmerman

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Izefua Erhaboh

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Robin Cordova

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Kami Huck

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Jennifer List

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Kristen DiOrio

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Celine Sugay

Natasha Zimmerman is an excellence enthusiast and corporate culture consultant with over a decade of experience in executive leadership and operations. She served as Director of Operations for a private healthcare consulting firm and subsequently as Regional Vice President at the largest for-profit health system in the United States. Natasha is the founder of Asha Center, where she uses a research-based approach to help organizations become powerhouses of joy and efficiency. She also leads retreats centered on goal-setting and the science of happiness.

Natasha graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Cleveland State University. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Canterbury studying belongingness and connectivity in organizations.

Natasha has worked with the Board of Directors for Montessori schools in the U.S. and dedicates volunteer hours to hospice organizations and coaching high school forensics competitors. In her free time, she can be found with her nose in a book, rowing on the Avon, or getting lost in the woods. She strives to live by the sage advice attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

Website: https://www.asha.center
Email: nat@asha.center

I am Izefua Erhaboh a Positive Psychology Practitioner, A Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Life Coach and Liscened Emotional Intelligence Practitioner with these tools I nurture wholeness and wellbeing in Individuals youth, children and families so the human can THRIVE.

I believe more women deserve to know that given the right set of tools, they too can be happy and flourish regardless of who they are, what they have, where they are.

This is why I am joining an amazing team of women around the world to host the Women's Global Happiness Day in Lagos Nigeria.

For too long women have sort happiness outside of ourselves, losing our authenticity and becoming less and less happier. The data on women's depression is challenging. Research shows that women are twice more likely to suffer depression than men. Yet our OPPORTUNITY to influence due to our divers role is expansive and the power to rise above depression is within us if we KNOW HOW.

Location and Date: Lagos Island, Nigeria 20th October 2018

Robin Cordova is an Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner and an Leadership Life Coach. She holds multiple certifications in coaching and training from accredited organizations including the Flourishing Center in NYC and the International Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). She has a passion for working with women to help them improve their lives and guide them from survive to thrive! She specializes in the practical application of the scientific research and how to apply those tools into your life to achieve happiness, wellbeing and goal achievement. 

Kami Huck is a retired Microprocessor Engineering Manager from Intel corporation. After 24 years in the business world Kami is pursuing positive psychology as a way to help the world and as a career. Kami received her Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) last summer and her Toastmasters Competent Communicator and Competent Leader certificates. She is a speaker, blogger and facilitator. Kami loves to read, she loves people and interesting conversations. She has hope that the world can be a kind place where we measure success by the good we do in the world.

Jennifer List practices criminal defense law in Portland, Oregon.  Seeking more meaning and less stress, in 2017, Jennifer turned to the science of flourishing for answers and obtained her Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) in 2018.  Inspired by her CAPP experience, she completed Yoga Teacher Training last summer at CorePower Yoga.  Jennifer hopes to share the strength and hope she has found in studying and applying the science of well-being in her own life with others.   A native Mississippian, if given a last meal request, it would include friends, family, and sweet potato casserole.

Robin, Kami and Jennifer will be cohosting an event in Portland, Oregon.

Robin Cordova - robin_cordova@yahoo.com

Kami Huck - kamip@comcast.net

Jennifer List - jennifersusanne_2000@yahoo.com


Kristen DiOrio is a thought-leader, storyteller, connector and positive change-agent. Guided by a strong desire to help people become the best versions of themselves, she obtained a Certification in Applied Positive Psychology and a Coaching Certification from The Flourishing Center. Through her consulting firm MIND Your Business, LLC, Kristen educates, empowers and inspires individuals and organizations to lead more engaged, happy and successful personal and professional lives. 

“I volunteered to host an event for Women's Global Happiness Day because I think women are amazing! Women have more resources, money and opportunities than we ever had. But we have more pressure to do it all and be it all. We live in a culture steeped in not enough. Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough. We don't DO enough. I am beyond grateful to be able to share the science of happiness and well-being with fellow sisters, because we deserve it. It is important for us to put on our oxygen masks on first. To have the tools and resources to make ourselves happy and lead the lives we were born to.”

I am Celine Sugay and I am a Registered Psychologist and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. 

Carin, the founder of Women's Global Happiness Day (WGHD), is my teacher in my Positive Psychology certification course. I also immediately said yes to Carin when she asked if we wanted to host WGHD in our own cities. 

I believe that every woman has the right to discover her own talents and strengths, be proud of who she is, embrace her own uniqueness, and be able to love herself. 

I am honored to be leading the WGHD in Manila, Philippines. I am excited to have the opportunity to help women have a safe space to talk about depression, learn about the science of happiness, and empower women through positive psychology.