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 Karen laing of okkanti

Karen Laing, IBCLC, AMT (she/her/hers) is the co-founder and CEO of Okkanti, a B-Corp with a mission to increase access to maternal health supports through technology solutions. 

Over a 30 year career in maternal health she has developed collaborative models of care steeped in a Relationship-Centered approach.  She founded Birthways, an early doula organization, and WisdomWay Institute,  where her frameworks, the Compass of Mindful Caregiving ™, 60-Second Compassion Initiatives ™ and 6 Qualities of Embodied Mindfulness™, offer practices that improve quality and prevent burnout. 

Her passion to solve for improving health care quality as well as preventing careworker burnout drive the innovations she and her team have developed.  

She lives in Madison with her wife and Welsh Springer Spaniels, and is mother to an adult daughter. 

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