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Confident Conversations

Empowering our sisterhood

Thank you for joining Confident Conversations!

Confident Conversations is a three-part, all-member virtual event designed to give all Kappa Delta members tangible ways to bring sisters, friends and family together to discuss issues.

In our previous conversations brought to you by the Kappa Delta Foundation, Kappa Delta focused on building healthy minds and strong sisters. Together, we worked to empower individuals to take control of their mental health and well-being by providing them with tools, resources, and strategies for managing their mental health and caring for one another and our communities.

Thank you to everyone who took part! Stay tuned for the next Confident Conversations series coming this fall.

Past Speakers

Check out the incredible speakers who joined our Confident Conversations: Healthy Minds, Strong Sisters series brought to you by the Kappa Delta Foundation.


Archie Messersmith-Bunting

October 24 at 7 p.m. CT

It’s Okay not to be Okay – For Kappa Delta’s to truly be able to take care of their mental wellbeing, they often need to overcome the stigma that can often be associated with many mental health issues. Through his keynote, It’s Okay Not to Be Okay, Archie discusses his own mental health struggles while reminding members that it is okay not to be okay. Participants will be inspired to articulate their own mental health journey and work towards healing and happiness.


Dr. Lauren Cook

January 30 at 7 p.m. CT

Riding the Waves: How to Swim Instead of Sink When You’re in Unpredictable Waters –To feel equipped to care for each other, Dr. Lauren Cook will lead us in a conversation about resilience. With Dr. Lauren’s evidence-based W.A.V.E.S. framework, we'll learn how to navigate through uncontrollable and challenging circumstances with aplomb and how we can all advocate for our own mental health and the mental health of others.


Tina VanSteenbergen

April 3 at 7 p.m. CT

Creating Confidence – By first learning how to take care of ourselves and each other, Tina will round out our speaker series by sharing how we can all confidently take care of the communities to which we belong. In her presentation, Creating Confidence, she will show us that building confidence is group effort – it requires something like a sisterhood. Confidence is a journey, a long and, at times, treacherous hike, one with hills, valleys, twists, turns, and no map.