The World of Wellness

Day 2 Afternoon

Erica Wenger

Teammate, Madefor & Founder, Mahkana

Erica Wenger (she/her) is a social entrepreneur who builds for-profit businesses that also create meaningful social change (current ventures are Madefor and Mahkana). Some of her favorite things include nonfiction books, the beach, tacos, Oprah, and family!

Breakout Panel

Éva Goicochea

Founder & CEO, Maude

Éva (she/her) spent her early career as a legislative aide in healthcare then 10+ years in ecommerce, social media, and brand strategy working with Squarespace, adidas, and on the early team at Everlane. She co-founded her first company, Tinker Watches, in 2015. Converging her passion for healthcare and brand, she launched maude, a modern intimacy company, in 2018 which has since been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, Forbes, and some other 400+ publications. To-date, she’s one of only 60 Latinx women to raise over $1 million in VC funding. She sits on the board of Peer Health Exchange.

Breakout Panel

Brittney Winbush

Founder & CEO, Alexandra Winbush

Brittney Winbush (she/her) is the CEO & Founder of wellness brand, Alexandra Winbush. Brittney created Alexandra Winbush as a way to cope with depression after surviving a house fire that nearly claimed her life. The process allowed her to find safety and comfort within her new space, while sparking a passion for self-care.

With a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia, Brittney utilized her people skills to share these self-care resources with others, which currently include customized candles, teas, and playlists. Through Alexandra Winbush, Brittney continues to connect people through self-care and mental health.

Breakout Panel

Dr. Deepika Chopra

OPTIMISM DOCTOR®; Founder, Things Are Looking Up™; Host, Looking Up Podcast

Deepika Chopra (@drdeepikachopra, she/her), OPTIMISM DOCTOR®, Visual Imagery & Media Expert, founder of Things Are Looking Up™ and Host of the Looking Up With Dr. Deepika Chopra Podcast, specializes in bridging together holistic practices and evidence based science to create self mastery tools to help clients and corporations from (Fortune 100 to startups) cultivate a greater sense of happiness, resiliency, optimism and success. 

Dr. Chopra has become a. leading voice in what she coined "evidence based manifestation" and uncovering the truth on toxic positivity and the pressure to just be "positive" all the time.She has partnered with companies such as FISHER PRICE, IHeartMedia, BeautyCounter, Amazon, Murad, and most recently is in partnership with Colgate on their first ever National Optimism Project to help inspire GenZ to take more optimistic action.  The Optimism Doctor® practices from a very unique perspective as she is able to talk to the robust health/wellness trends of today and provide real evidence based science and experience. 

With a special training in elevating empathy, reducing anxiety, and creating a balance within the technologically and social-media-focused world today; Dr. Chopra’s work is timely & beneficial to anyone curious about living more fully, from a self- mastery point of view, increasing happiness and optimizing functionality and success.