As we stood on the threshold of celebrating the 5th anniversary of the launch of LDIA, we found ourselves reflecting on the incredible journey we have embarked upon together.

“On 31 January 2019, we set out with a vision, a mission, and a shared commitment to making a positive impact. We now mark this significant milestone and can look back with a sense of accomplishment at the collective achievements, the challenges overcome, and the unwavering dedication that has brought us to where we are today. In celebrating this anniversary, we took a moment to reflect on the collaborative spirit that defines us. It is the combined effort of every individual, each unique skill set, and the diversity of thought that has fueled LDIA’s growth and success.”, noted LDIA Board members Caroline Williams (she, her, hers)Els LagasseAnna Duron (She/Her/Hers) and Kathleen M. (Kat) Van Nuffel.

We are very grateful for the invaluable contributions to the panel discussion on mental health, led and moderated by Muriel Marseille, Global Chief Risk Officer, Ashurst.

The insights of our panelists Julie Ivaldi, clinical psychologist and certified psychotherapist, Dr. Milie Nwoye, gynecologist and expert in endocrinology Stephanie Davidson, vice-présidente de la commission bien-être psychosocial de l’Ordre, membre de la commission professionnelle et sociale de l’Ordre, Line De Decker, Transformational Business Leader | Global HR and Sustainability Executive, and keynote speaker Richard Martin, Executive Officer of the MBC, made the event both enlightening and impactful. It was truly inspiring to hear each of them sharing perspectives, experiences, and knowledge on such a crucial topic. Their willingness to address the challenges surrounding mental health, break down stigma, and promote open conversations is commendable. The information shared not only increased awareness but also empowered many of us to approach mental health with a more informed and compassionate outlook.

‘Inclusion is not just a concept; it’s a way of life’, and the closing remarks of Els Koninckx, Board Member Order of the Flemish Bar, beautifully articulated that. Her passion and sincerity left a lasting impact on all of us, motivating us to actively contribute to creating a more inclusive and equitable society.

Finally, Alexander Decrans/Lola McQueen, graced the evening with an enchanting performance of ‘Million Dreams’ after sharing his personal journey through mental health challenges. As an advocate for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and a professional drag queen, Lola captivated us all with the powerful message that resonated: “Don’t just dream your live, but live your dreams! Never stop believing, never give up!”

More photos will follow soon.


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