Due Quach (pronounced Zway Kwok) is a social entrepreneur and author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy, one of Fast Company’s best business books of 2018. Through her social enterprise, Calm Clarity, she uses neuroscience and mindfulness to guide organizations to tackle complex social challenges like addressing unconscious bias, healing trauma and building resilience, and building genuine inclusion.
Having started life in poverty as a refugee in inner-city Philadelphia, Quach turned to neuroscience to heal the long-term effects of trauma, graduated from Harvard College and the Wharton School of Business, and built a successful international business career. After her autobiographical essay, “Poor and Traumatized at Harvard,” became a viral sensation, she started a grassroots organization, the Collective Success Network, to mentor, support, and empower low-income, first-generation college students to successfully navigate college and enter professional careers. Quach’s inspiring story is featured in The Portal, a new documentary film about meditation as a portal for healing and transformation.