Advancing all women podcast

Episode 13

Avoiding Burnout & Managing Mental Health

Our panel will share best practices for leading and supporting your team through burnout, and managing their well-being through change and stressful times.

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Kiera Fernandez

Kiera Fernandez

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer 

In her current role, Kiera Fernandez serves as the Senior Vice President of Talent & Change and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Kiera is responsible for leading and advancing Target’s enterprise-wide Diversity & Inclusion strategy as well as leading our Talent and Change team and strategy. In addition to her human resource expertise, Kiera has an extensive background in retail operations, process and project management, store operations, and team leadership. Kiera began her career at Target in 2001, as an Executive Team Leader for Stores, subsequently serving in a variety of leadership roles. Since that time, Kiera has lead teams in Merchandising, Stores, Operations and Human Resources. Over the last several years, she has continued to build a career across multiple HR functions. Kiera and her husband Dan are proud parents of Kaylan, Krystian, Kieryn and Kaleb. She is a certified yoga instructor, and spends much of her free time teaching and practicing.

Pilar Gerasimo

Pilar Gerasimo

Award-winning health journalist 

Pilar Gerasimo is an award-winning health journalist, pioneering social explorer, and author of a new book, The Healthy Deviant: A Rule-Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World (North Atlantic Books, 2020). Best known for her work as founding editor of Experience Life magazine, which today reaches more than three million people with each issue, Pilar has also served as top health editor for The Huffington Post, and as visiting faculty for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Today, Pilar co-hosts a top-rated podcast called The Living Experiment and teaches online courses through her digital learning platform, Healthy Deviant Academy. She guest lectures at universities, leads workshops at top retreat centers, and consults for organizations committing to transforming health and happiness at work and around the globe. When she’s not travelling, Pilar hangs out on an organic, communal family farm in Wisconsin with her pit bull pal, Calvin. Learn more at www.pilargerasimo.com and www.healthydeviant.com (where you can also take the “Are You a Healthy Deviant?” quiz). Connect with Pilar on Facebook at @pilargerasimo or follow her on Instagram at @pgerasimo.

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