Mansata Kurang

Mansata is the Digital Product Owner of Connected Content at Alzheimer’s Society, the UK's leading dementia charity and is also the Founder of VR Revival, a mental health start-up helping underrepresented adults in mental health using Self-Compassion Psychology, Story Telling and Virtual Reality.

In 2020 when Covid-19 hit, she received a grant from Nesta, UK ‘s innovation Foundation to help adults in mental health in collaboration with Royal Holloway’s world-renowned Psychology department to build an immersive self-compassion VR experience to help women facing distress and fear.

Separately, she also launched a weekly YouTube discussion panel where she invited licensed Psychologist, CBT Specialist and other mental health specialist come online to help Black women facing mental health issues free of charge for 6 months between October 2020 and April 2021.

She now provides leadership and direction to a high-performing cross-functional team of internal colleagues and external partners in designing and integrating digital-first content services through a user-centred design approach for dementia patients at Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our time. In the wake of Covid-19, people affected by dementia need access to relevant information and advice more than ever. Mansata’s mission is to implement new ways of working, tools and processes to create a scalable, sustainable and measurable approach to the way the Charity delivers their digital services.

She was named in the 2021 Most Influential Women in UK Technology longlist and won 10 Awards including WeAreTheCity Rising Star in HealthCare, Future Star in Tech For Good, TechWomen100, Sunday Times Top 10 People's Champion, Top 100 Innovators in the UK and Entrepreneur of the Year Women in Technology World Series. She was featured in the BBC and The Times and listed on the Maker’s Women in Software PowerList. She is a shape-shifting, digital all-rounder who’s keen to make a real difference to people’s mental wellbeing, and help shape Alzheimer’s Society’s digital roadmap to support their five year strategy.

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Published: 25 August 2021