Beth Anne Katz
Country: United States of America
Position: Product Manager
Beth Anne “Katzbe” Katz is an award winning mental health advocate and product manager at Microsoft, having worked on Windows, Microsoft Teams, and now, PowerPoint. Outside of work, Beth Anne founded Katzbe Fights Depression, an organization using content creation to combat the mental health stigma. Beth Anne has won awards for her work from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Society of Women Engineer. In 2021, Beth Anne was named one of the 100 most influential women in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Mental health is becoming an increasingly critical topic in the workplace, but oftentimes employees don’t know how to navigate mental health needs at work and employers don’t know how to support employees’ mental health. This interactive workshop teaches participants how to self-monitor their mental health state, walks them through creating an individualized mental health action plan in preparation for times of decreased health, and informs employers on how they can create a supportive mental health environment that allows employees to thrive.