2022 Recipients for The Susie Ellis Scholarship for Equity in Wellness

2022 Recipients for The Susie Ellis Scholarship for Equity in Wellness Resonating with the global movement for equality and inclusion, the inaugural year of the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI’s) Susie Ellis Scholarship for Equity in Wellness was met with “a powerful and poignant response,” receiving an impressive 97 applications from 36 countries according to the fund’s creator, Executive Director and Chief Creative Officer Nancy Davis.After…

Submit Your Wellness-related Product or Service for the Metaverse or Web3 and Gain Global Exposure

The metaverse is becoming the multi-trillion-dollar frontier for a more engaged virtual world. Health and wellness will be one of the metaverse’s bright spots, with emerging technologies such as virtual, augmented and merged reality, haptics, blockchain, gamification, and crypto (together with many still unrealized technologies and behaviors) that will better engage more and more people in health and wellness experiences. Every sector in the global wellness economy–whether it’s fitness,…

Selena Gomez’s mental health startup Wondermind reaches $100M valuation | UK yoga warriors fight to diversify industry | Gwyneth headed to Shark Tank

Headlines in the Global Wellness Economy Global Wellness News™ | August 18th, 2022 Selena Gomez’s Wondermind Reaches Milestone $100M Valuation Once considered taboo, talking about mental health has become an important part of our lives and an area of focus for many companies and entrepreneurs. That’s why Wondermind, a mental health startup that aims to make talking about mental health mainstream, is gaining so much…

Amazon Care teaming up with Ginger to add mental/behavioral health services

Amazon Care teaming up with Ginger to add mental/behavioral health services Amazon Care, which currently offers virtual health visits, in-person primary care visits at patients’ homes or offices and prescription delivery, is adding behavioral health care to its slate of services. Amazon’s health service business plans to team up with teletherapy startup Ginger as an optional add-on to Amazon Care. Read More from the Global…

Peloton slashing 780 jobs, closing stores and hiking prices in push to turn profit

Peloton to slash 780 jobs and hike prices in push to turn profit Peloton told employees Friday that it is slashing roughly 780 jobs, closing a significant number of its retail stores and hiking prices on some equipment in a bid to cut costs and become profitable. The company did not specify how many of its 86 retail locations it plans to shutter, but said…

Vladislav Doronin on Aman New York, and the brand’s future–including Janu, their less expensive, social- and wellness-focused brand for younger gens that already has 12 deals signed

Vladislav Doronin on Aman New York, and the brand’s future Standing at the crossroads of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, Vladislav Doronin is surrounded by monuments to Manhattan’s prosperity. Opposite is Bergdorf Goodman; to the right, Trump Tower; and to the left, the pencil skyscrapers that line Billionaires’ Row. Behind him is what he hopes will be his contribution to this gilded corner of Midtown:…

Gen Z workers enter workforce with new demands—including increased flexibility, wellness perks and authenticity—shaped by their experiences during the height of the pandemic

Gen Z workers demand flexibility, don’t want to be stuffed in a cubicle Placeholder while article actions load When Ginsey Stephenson moved to San Francisco for work in February, she finally met and mixed with her colleagues for the first time. It was something the 23-year-old had longed for since entering the professional world out of college seven months prior. Read More from the Global…

Meditation app Calm sacks one-fifth of staff (Wellness tech company, which enjoyed a boom in customers during the Covid lockdown, has let 90 of its 400 staff go)

Meditation app Calm sacks one-fifth of staff The US-based meditation app Calm has laid off 20% of its workforce, becoming the latest US tech startup to announce job cuts. The firm’s boss, David Ko, said the company, which has now axed about 90 people from its 400-person staff, was “not immune” to the economic climate. Read More from the Global Wellness News ™

Boulevard books $70M to help beauty and wellness salons with their bookings

Boulevard books $70M to help beauty and wellness salons with their bookings Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to getting ahold of an appointment for your hair or another treatment…that’s a different story: The bespoke nature of a lot of the work has meant that a large swathe of the professionals providing these services have stayed off… Read…