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Due Quach (pronounced ‘Zway Kwok’) is an inspiring social entrepreneur and the author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy, one of Fast Company’s best business books of 2018. Her social enterprise, also named Calm Clarity, uses neuroscience and mindfulness to guide organizations and individuals to address unconscious bias, lead with authenticity, and foster genuine inclusion, healing, and integration.
Having started life in poverty as a refugee in inner-city Philadelphia, Due turned to neuroscience to heal the long-term effects of trauma, graduate from Harvard College and the Wharton School of Business, and build a successful international business career. Due’s powerful story is featured in The Portal, a beautiful documentary film about meditation as a portal for healing and transformation.
After her autobiographical essay, “Poor and Traumatized at Harvard,” became a viral sensation, she collaborated with student leaders to start a grassroots organization, the Collective Success Network, to mentor, support, and empower low-income, first-generation college students to successfully navigate college and enter professional careers.
Due also serves on the board of the Power of Professional Women, a non-profit organization that supports the advancement of women leaders in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Due’s leadership in building social ventures and her unique combination of international business experience, in-depth understanding of neuroscience and mindfulness, and personal success in transcending unconscious bias and exclusion enable her to provide exceptional advice and support to help organizations build a high-performing inclusive and diverse culture and environment where people bring their full selves to work, embody the highest expression of who they are, and collaborate to fulfill the organization’s greater vision and purpose.