Kindness in Beauty Virtual Conversation
As a company who believes There is Beauty in Kindness, Beekman 1802 is excited to announce the creation of our very first Kindness Council with the mission to help our community (and beyond) create a kinder world. We’ve assembled an esteemed panel of experts who harness the power of kindness in five key areas: Mind, Skin, Community, Planet and Self. During “There’s Beauty in Kindness Virtual Conversation,” they will inspire, empower and teach us how to be kind to everyone around us, starting with ourselves.
During this event we will reveal the launch of our $100,000 Kindness Fund and share more details of how it will be allocated to causes and Neighbors to help continue spreading kindness in your communities. After all, one simple kind act creates an endless ripple.
Sign up for our Kindness Council newsletter below to keep updated on our future initiatives through the Kindness Council.
Meet Our Experts
Nana Duffy is a dermatologist extraordinaire, and ethnic skin expert who integrates natural and alternative medicine into practices. She is particularly interested in studying the link between stress and the skin. Although she enjoys treating all skin types as a dermatology doctor, she is the only black dermatologist in all of Rochester and has a passion for helping African American patients care for their hair and skin concerns. Dr. Duffy earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware Honors Program, her medical degree and master’s of science in clinical epidemiology (M.S.C.E) from the University of Pennsylvania, and she completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Duffy is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Skin of Color Society and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Jaclyn Lindsey, Co-founder and CEO of kindness.org, is a resolute believer that kindness is humanity's greatest asset. Recognizing this unique moment in history, a moment in which we can now leverage altruistic science, technology and a global network to bring kindness to the forefront of society, Jaclyn co-founded kindness.org. By building an awareness of kindness into our social structures, such as work, school and online, a scalable model for social change can be made. Using research and learnings, Jaclyn and her co-founders designed Kindness.org to inspire communities around the world with the power of kindness. On the local level, their workplace and educational programs are designed to cure our isolationism, bridge our differences, and eliminate bullying from within our communities.
Jhánneu Roberts is a Los Angeles based sustainability blogger and influencer, who has built a successful lifestyle brand around showing how low waste living can be inclusive and accessible to all. Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Jhánneu has always wanted to make a difference in communities like hers but didn’t know how. She graduated with a degree in Theater from Claremont McKenna College in 2016 and found a way to combine her talents and need to make a difference in the world. With over 54k combined social media following she is able to reach those who want to start a low waste lifestyle but don’t know how to start.
Eva Ritvo is an internationally-known speaker, executive coach, psychiatrist with over 25 years of psychiatric experience, and the author of “Be Kindr”. She is also writer for the Beverly Hills Courier and on the advisory board for Clinical Psychiatry News.
Cassidy Wendell is a self-dubbed "wellness rookie" who's hooked on building community. She's the Founder of #GIRLGETAFTERIT - an online and IRL community bringing womxn together through sweat-working events and gear that gives back. Cass knows just how important your mental, physical and emotional health is to your overall well-being, how community plays a huge role in professional and personal success, and how the feeling of being supported can ultimately change your life.