Nicole Cardoza is the founder and executive director of Wellemental, a national nonprofit that empowers educators to integrate yoga and mindfulness into the school day. A former yoga instructor in schools, she saw the benefits of the practice firsthand and, in 2014, left a career in tech to pursue her nonprofit work full time. Since then, the organization has reached over 1,500 educators in 500 schools across the US, powered by community engagement and key partnerships with Let’s Move and lululemon. In the fall of 2020, Wellemental launched a mindfulness and yoga app for kids. The founder of Anti-Racism Daily, Cardoza has been recognized as one of the most influential changemakers in wellness by Forbes, Well + Good, and Wanderlust, and routinely speaks on social impact, equity, and health at foundations such as the Aspen Institute, universities such as Harvard, and Fortune 500 companies including Nike and lululemon. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, SELF, and Paper magazines. Find her online at nicoleacardoza.com.
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