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Shanti Das  

Entertainment Executive, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Author, Philanthropist and Founder of the Silence The Shame Foundation

Shanti Das is an accomplished entertainment industry veteran, speaker, author, and Philanthropist.

Das worked in the entertainment business for over 25 years. Her music industry career (from intern to Executive Vice President) included positions at Capitol Records, LaFace Records, Columbia Records, Sony Urban Music and Universal Motown where she worked directly with some of music's top talent like OutKast, Usher, Prince, TLC, Toni Braxton, Erykah Badu, and more.

As a result of Das' extensive community work in the 2000 decade, she decided to establish her very own nonprofit, The Hip-Hop Professional Foundation, Inc. The foundation was rebranded under the name Silence the Shame, Inc., the mental health movement that lead the way since 2016. Shanti has suffered from depression/anxiety over the years and has also experienced love ones affected with mental health disorders.

Silence the Shame, Inc. has received global awareness and has become a commonly used hashtag to normalize the conversation in America. Das' foundation curates community conversations, creates content and broadens awareness & education around mental health and wellness.

In addition to running her nonprofit, Das formed a new brand called Yeah Wellness. Das speaks in person/virtually at companies and universities sharing her inspiring story around mental health and wellness. Companies include: Sony Music Publishing, Atlantic Records, Freddie Mac, Kapor Capital, Syracuse University, Sony Music UK and more.

Speech Topics

Mental health awareness, business and leadership traits, professional development

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