Center for Compassionate Leadership Announces First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Women’s Global Compassion Gathering, A Free Event to Celebrate International Women’s History Month

The Women’s Global Compassion Gathering Will Take Place on March 28, 2021 and Unite a Global Community of Compassionate Women and Allies to Connect, Reflect, and Practice During the Community Event

NEW YORK, NY – The Center for Compassionate Leadership today announced the Women’s Global Compassion Gathering to take place on March 28, helping cap off a notable International Women’s History Month. Centered around the concept of “Compassion Around the World,” the event will celebrate women, women’s history, and unite participants through practices of reflection, mindfulness, and compassion. During these times coming out of the pandemic in an increasingly pressurized world, this global gathering will bring to light women’s unique role — historically and presently — in healing and spreading compassion.

Participants can find more information and register here. The Center for Compassionate Leadership is offering this event free of charge for the global community.

The Center for Compassionate Leadership’s Executive Director, Laura Berland, and COO, Evan Harrel, led another eight-week cohort of Compassionate Leadership and Resilience Training for Global Health Leaders in 2021’s first quarter. More recently, they spoke at the World Health Organization’s and the Task Force for Global Health’s Global Health Compassion Rounds. Ahead of the March 28 Women’s Global Compassionate Gathering and also April’s Compassionate Leadership and Resilience Training for Global Leaders, Laura and Evan are available for interviews.

“We cannot do this alone. If we want to give compassion to ourselves and bring it to the world, we must build communities of support and organizations that have cultures of compassion, safety, connection, and belonging,” said Laura Berland.

About Laura Berland:

Laura is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Compassionate Leadership. She is a serial tech entrepreneur, former Fortune 500 executive, meditation teacher, yoga therapist, nonprofit founder/board member, executive mentor, and digital media veteran. Most recently, she built Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk science media network into a top-ranked podcast, Emmy-nominated TV show, with a significant social media footprint. (

About Evan Harrel:

Evan is the Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Compassionate Leadership. With a Harvard Business School MBA and extensive board experience, Evan has served in the nonprofit sector as the executive director of a group of inner-city Houston preschools and of Houston Habitat for Humanity. Prior to his nonprofit work, he was an investment manager for 20 years, where he managed a thirty-billion-dollar mutual fund. (

About the Center for Compassionate Leadership:

The mission of the nonprofit Center for Compassionate Leadership is to advance compassionate methods of leadership and evolving leadership styles by integrating best practices of modern leadership, evidence-based science, and contemplative wisdom. The Center accomplishes this through thought leadership, research, curriculum and training, community, and collaboration. Their unique approach to compassionate leadership enables organizations to build cultures of safety, connection, and belonging for all.

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