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We Need to Talk and Women's Philanthropy Presents

Deborah and Sophie Riegel

  • Virtual Event – Zoom
  • Now at 7:00 pm

May 21 @ 7:00 PM

Deborah and Sophie Riegel are a mother-daughter duo, mental health advocates, authors and speakers. Together, they will share perspectives and stories to help anyone struggling with anxiety find new and helpful ways to approach work, school and life.

More about the Riegels:
Deborah Grayson Riegel is an executive coach, speaker and author who helps leaders and teams present and communicate with less stress and more success. Her clients range from Amazon and Bloomberg to Kraft Foods and the U.S. Army. She is the co-author of Overcoming Overthinking and writes for Harvard Business Review, Inc. and Psychology Today. She has taught at Wharton Business School, Duke Corporate Education and Columbia Business School. 

Sophie Riegel is a rising sophomore at Duke University and is a professional author and speaker. She is the author of Don’t Tell Me To Relax: One Teen’s Journey to Survive Anxiety (And How You Can Too), and Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life. Sophie is a mental health advocate who also has four different mental illnesses. She speaks openly about her experiences and has been featured on the Tamron Hall Show, Thrive Global, the Times of Israel PsychCentral and more. She recently recorded her first TED Talk about mental health stigma and looks forward to writing her third book in the near future.

Thank you to The Ravitz Foundation for supporting this event.
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