“I would like to highly recommend Dr. Ruth White’s workshop, “Stress Management during COVID-19”. Dr. White presented this workshop today to over 300 people via Webex at Applied Materials. It was viewed by employees throughout N. America.The material was extremely engaging and the one hour allotted flew by. Her presentation was rooted in scientific facts about stress related biology, yet had a personal and personable touch that allowed her to connect with the audience. Also, unlike some lectures, I really appreciated the tangible advice of ways to identify, practice, and cope with the added stresses of these unprecedented times.‘ Miller Allen, Director, Process Engineering, Applied Materials
“I think learning about practical tips about scheduling, exercising, sleep etc. were all very useful. I also thought learning about the biochemical responses of the body was interesting and also the handouts that were provided are useful for retaining and practicing the knowledge.” Applied Materials employee
“Dr. White was able to easily adapt to the virtual environment, providing an engaging and educational webinar to our team with over 300 participants. The feedback from our virtual event was overwhelmingly positive, I even had a few people contact me personally to say thank you for the event!” Pamela Kulczar, Program Manager, Applied Materials
“Working with Ruth has been such a pleasure. We’ve worked with Ruth to run multiple workshops at Gainsight for both internal and external events. She is incredibly thoughtful in ensuring the messaging is perfectly tailored to the specific audience/event. She bring a wealth of information and fosters psychologically safe environments for honest and open discussions.” Kelly O’Blennis, Director, Teammate Success, Gainsight
“Dr. White’s compassion fatigue workshop was awesome! It gave me both ideas and strategies to decrease stress and increase quality of life as a social services professional. She is a charismatic speaker who had the whole audience highly engaged and excited throughout the presentation. As I have attended many conferences, I especially appreciated her use of storytelling and humor along with great visuals to help me retain the information. She is absolutely a breath of fresh air“. Neva Wallach, MSW, Training Coordinator, Drew Child Development.
“An amazing presentation and reminder that in order to care for people we must first appropriately care for ourselves!! ‘Snaps’ to Dr. Ruth for shifting my focus“. Kanita Bourne, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor, LA County Department of Mental Health
“Dr. Ruth’s presentation was transparent, authentic, exceptionally implicable to stigma. From medicine to mental health related to race issues in America.” Mary Alice Haye, PsyD, LMFT, LPCC.
“Dr. White is an exceptional presenter. She is clearly an expert in the field, with a myriad of experience and knowledge (cross-cultural, international, clinical, macro, lived experience, etc). … I would love to attend more trainings with her“. Sandra Sanchez, LCSW, Psychiatric Social Worker.
“Dr. White has a unique ability to blend stoic research and statistics with fluid, vulnerable personal testimony. Her presentation manner draws an audience from their seats, grasping at the chance to take a more active role in the dialogue. Dr. White’s professionalism and expertise are unmatched.” Kelsea Haught, CDP, Head of Strategic Alliances & Global Identity, National Diversity Council.
“I thought you were absolutely amazing! So much charisma and you bring so much depth and empathy to the topic of wellness at the workplace“. Kiyan, non-profit CEO.
“Dr. White has shared her expertise with the Network for Social Work Management through blog posts and most recently led a webinar titled, “Preventing Burnout in Human Services.” This webinar was one of the Network’s most attended and was very well received by our membership. Dr. White is a professional with a wealth of knowledge and experiences in a variety of subject matters. Her ability to candidly share her personal journey and its impact on her interest in mental health and wellness make her relatable. She is a great communicator, who has the ability to convey many topics in an easy to digest yet time-sensitive way.” Lakeya Cherry, DSW, MSSW, CEO, Network for Social Work Management
“Ruth’s engaging presentation style combined with her expertise on building resilience in the workplace made her workshop endless fun and left us with concrete strategies to reduce stress and increase our ability to be effective advocates.” Mara Ziegler, LCSW, Senior Social Worker, Children’s Rights Project, Public Counsel
“I was impressed by breadth of strategies suggested for managing stress. From, at-work strategies to nutrition and simply being outside, I learned a lot about what I can do now”. Ramin Taleghani, Software Engineer
“Dr. White’s talk about the stigma of mental illness was engaging, practical and thought-provoking. Using examples from popular culture, and her life, she illustrates the process and outcomes of stigmatization, with support from the research literature. She helps the audience explore their biases against people living with mental illness, and provides strategies for challenging them.” Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD, Dean and Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley.
“Dr. White gave an engaging, interactive 50-minute talk. She masterfully balanced observations from research and personal experiences. The lecture was followed by a lively discussion. Several months later the students continue to refer to Dr. White’s talk as a “transformative experience“. Katia Mitova, Director, Center for Academic Excellence, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
“Ruth White’s presentation on cultural awareness brought new insight and opened doors to a group of engineers who are doing engineering projects in the developing world. Her presentation was insightful and engaging and demonstrated the need for a community practice rather than an engineering fix. Ms. White was able to cross communication lines and was able to appeal to a more technical based audience. Engineers Without Borders – USA found her presentation to be on target and in-line with our methodology and values.” Catherine Leslie, P. E., Executive Director, Engineers Without Borders – USA
“Her reasoned, well-supported, and personalized expert affidavit was invaluable in supporting our client’s petition. His success is due in no small part to her voluntary contribution of time and expertise to his pro bono case.” Victoria Murphy, Sidley Austin LLP
“She has mentored dozens of young professionals, including myself, to pursue careers and experiences that are enriching professionally and personally. We trust her because she follows her own advice.” Aerica Shimizu Banks, Patent Analyst, Google; Truman-Albright Fellow
“Ruth is a truly unique combination of dizzying intellect and fierce passion. I truly believe that if anyone can change the world for the better, she can. I count myself lucky to have had the chance to both know her, and work with her.” Leyla Farah, Strategic Innovation Executive, Salesforce
“Dr. White has a reputation for being effective and efficient and committed to the needs of the community. She is held in the highest regard by community health workers, traditional birth attendants and health professionals in the region because she is a woman of her word who goes the extra mile to give her best. She brings out the best in colleagues by building capacity through training or through mentorship or leadership, whether they are community health workers or clinic staff. As a district health officer, I have observed Dr. White for 5 years and found her work to be of the highest quality in her collaboration with the Njeru community. She lets the community set the agenda and then she works with them to achieve their goals.” Anthony Kkonde, MD, Principal Medical Officer, Mukono, Uganda
“The skills that Ruth teaches are not usually taught in the classroom, but are nonetheless absolutely necessary for leadership development and successful navigation of complex organizations. Over time, the value of Ruth’s mentorship appreciates: her ability to clarify goals and expectations results in accumulating successes. I recommend her wholeheartedly“. Matthew Bebbington, Associate, Hanover Street Capital.
“Ruth White is a down to earth lady who can use her profession and little resources to change the world. She initiated a project “Safe Motherhood” in Njeru Town Council Uganda. Her ability to involve the community to take the lead was amazing and inspirational to the community leaders and the local NGOs.” Faustine Ngarambe, Executive Director, St. Francis Health Services, Njeru, Uganda
“Dr. White has by far been the most inspirational professor I have had in my entire academic career. The passion Dr. White demonstrates within her lectures have encouraged numerous students to apply themselves beyond their own expectations. Using her unique sense of humor, Dr. White comes across as an extremely accessible and enjoyable lecturer. She can speak to a large group of college students and not only get them all to laugh, but she can also make them feel as though she’s made a personal connection to each and every one of them.” Anna Morgan-Mullane LCSW, VP of Mental Health Services, Children of Promise, NYC
“Dr. White is an exceptionally gifted professor with real world experience and a driving passion for social change. She not only has passion for her desire and effect on social change, but is a dedicated force multiplier in inspiring others to think BIG and incite change. I only regret that I’ve met her so late in my career. She inspires me to engineer change at every opportunity; I’ve learned I have more power than I ever imagined.” Beverly Nelson, Senior Consulting Professional
“Ruth is a charismatic, passionate, and brilliant academic who both inspires and challenges her students.” Jourdan McGinn, Director of Policy and Partnerships, Partnerships in Health, Sierra Leone