April Simpkins, mother of late former Miss USA to Present at Volunteer Leaders’ Business Meeting General Session
Oxen Hill, MD. (Nov. 17, 2022) – As an entrepreneur and advocate for mental health awareness, April Simpkins – mother of the late former Miss USA, attorney and EXTRA TV correspondent Cheslie Kryst – will share her story of the impact of empathy on her mental health on Friday, Nov. 18 at 8:30 a.m. at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Simpkins’ mental health platform rose to prominence earlier this year when her daughter Kryst – who suffered from high-functioning depression – died by suicide. Simpkins will reflect on the most challenging time of her life during the event which is part of the Society for Human Resource Management volunteer business leaders’ meeting. The annual three-day event will welcome human resources volunteers, leaders and members.
An accomplished, dually certified human resources professional with over 30-years of experience, Simpkins is a featured speaker on the main stage with her session titled: Empathy – A Successful Leader’s Most Critical Trait. During the impactful and information packed presentation, attendees will learn the importance of creating a safe space, five ways to protect their mental health to thrive in professional and volunteer roles and why leaders who establish empathy as a core value outperform their counterparts.
Media may RSVP to attend or book media availability for April Simpkins to discuss various topics.
April Simpkins, SHRM-CP, PHR, mother of the late Cheslie Kryst
Society for Human Resource Management Volunteer Business Leaders’ Meeting
November 18, 2022
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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Oxon Hill, MD
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