Our feature article in this issue is an interview with Victoria Mars, the former chairman of Mars. During our conversation, Victoria imparted her own philosophy on wellness and balance. She shared several pieces of advice for women as they navigate between the worlds of work and home, and our conversation covered her career in the family business, how we can better navigate our personal and professional lives (hint: it’s all about life stages) and Mars’ focus on sustainability.
In our “By the Numbers” infographic, we look at mental health and wellness in the time of COVID-19, examining the impact of 2020 on our collective mental well-being, as well as some signs that there is hope on the horizon.
In the best of times, one in five adults struggles with mental health. In our conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, president and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, he describes the troubling trends in mental health in the wake of COVID-19. However, he also provides a roadmap for thinking about productive coping mechanisms and how to support loved ones so that we can navigate the dark winter months successfully.
During this season of giving, BBH Senior Wealth Planner Kerri Mast examines four reasons why people give to charity other than tax benefits – which research has shown are typically not the primary driver of charitable giving.
Finally, in “Five Questions,” we speak with BBH Partner Maroa Velez as she nears retirement. She reflects on her career, lessons learned throughout the journey and the importance of fostering an inclusive workplace.