Join Kendra Scott, American Fashion Designer, and Katrina Gay, Chief Development Officer of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), December 2 – 5, 2021 for a discussion on the state of mental health today, and learn about the resources that both organizations provide.
DECEMBER 2 - DECEMBER 5
NAMI & Kendra Scott Thought Leader Weekend
December 2 - December 5
BOOK YOUR DECEMBER GETAWAY
Enjoy $175 nightly resort credit, savor healthful cuisine, and indulge in the most innovative spa treatments in the world. Experience a daily schedule of complimentary wellness activities including yoga, meditation, fitness, outdoor adventures, and wellness lectures – the choices are endless and tailored to your intentions.BOOK NOW
Join us for specifically created guest lectures & fireside chats designed to provide you the tools to create balance in your everyday life.
Schedule of Events
Friday, December 3rd (time is tentative)
- 4:00 PM - 5:00 pm | Fireside Chat ($0)
Saturday, December 4th (time is tentative)
- 10:00 AM - 11:00 am | Fireside Chat ($0)
Fireside Chat with Katrina Gay and Kendra Scott
Join Kendra Scott and Katrina Gay for a discussion on mental health and self-care, and learn about the resources that both organizations provide.
Meet your Leaders
Katrina Gay provides leadership, direction and coordination for all fundraising strategies that enable support for the organization’s vital work while advancing NAMI’s goals and strategic priorities. She works to identify, evaluate, champion and execute opportunities to encourage philanthropic relationships, gift planning, sponsorships, partnerships and cause marketing. She maintains a portfolio that includes cross-sector corporate partnerships, influencer ambassador initiatives, and individual philanthropic and institutional donors. In addition, she lead’s NAMI’s partnership efforts in the film, art, music, entertainment and sports arenas.
Since 1997, Katrina has represented NAMI in various capacities, including National Director of Communications & Public Affairs. Katrina has participated in the White House Conference on Mental Health and has served on multiple international collaboratives, committees, coalitions and advisory boards. She has received peer acknowledgements, including national awards, for her work in strategic communications.
Designer, founder, and philanthropist Kendra Scott started her company in 2002, just three months after her first son was born, with only $500. Going door-to-door to Austin boutiques armed only with a tea box full of her jewelry, Kendra captivated businesses and customers with her vibrant personality and unique eye for design.
With over 2,000 employees, Kendra Scott boasts a thriving web business and over 100 standalone stores and has expanded beyond fashion jewelry into the categories of fine jewelry, home décor, and beauty. Since 2010, the company has given back over $40 million to local, national, and international causes.
Kendra has been awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 National Award; the Breakthrough Award from the Accessories Council Excellence Awards; named Outstanding Mother of the Year by the Mother’s Day Council; awarded Texas Businesswoman of the Year by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce; listed by Forbes as one of America's Richest Self-Made Women. Kendra maintains her position as Executive Chairwoman of Kendra Scott, LLC.
As Vice President of Philanthropy at Kendra Scott, a jewelry brand with 110+ namesake stores nationwide, Sheena Wilde believes that giving back is the ultimate form of success. Founded on the pillars of family, fashion, and philanthropy, Kendra Scott’s mission to create good in the world has been realized through Sheena’s dedication and effort since 2015. A “do good” architect, Sheena oversees all philanthropic strategy, growth, and implementation for the organization’s local and national programs and partnerships. She leads her team in supporting hundreds of initiatives annually that help enable women and children to live their healthiest, brightest, and most empowered lives. Key partnerships include the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at the University of Texas, mental health organizations like the JED Foundation, Active Minds & NAMI, ongoing Breast Cancer research efforts, and many more. Sheena is also actively engaged within her own community, serving on the Board of the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, Derrick Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation, and sits on the steering committee for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Sheena is passionate for making the world a better place and resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and three children.
A Better, More Resilient World
We all need to prioritize mental wellbeing, which is why Miraval is proud to partner with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Since 1979, NAMI has worked to educate and advocate to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.LEARN MORE ABOUT NAMI
As part of our mission to share mental wellbeing resources with the world, we have created a Sensory Journeys series. Each Sensory Journey includes a meditation and mantras created by Miraval Specialists, plus a soundscape for serenity video to invoke an autonomous sensory meridian response. Experience the soothing sights and sounds of nature wherever you are.WATCH NOW