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DIALOG Partner Mara Baum Accepts Americas Regional Leader Award at The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) Summit

October 4, 2023

We’re proud to congratulate DIALOG Partner Mara Baum on her Americas Regional Leader Award win at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) Summit, which took place in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, September 26.

This award recognizes the positive impact and leadership by outstanding members of the WELL Accredited Professional community who have leveraged WELL to make extraordinary strides in health and quality of life. As a WELL AP, Mara Baum is one of only four recipients—in a community of more than 12,000—from across the globe to be awarded Regional Leader for all the Americas.

Mara Baum, DIALOG Partner, alongside 2022 IWBI award winners at the WELL Summit Awards Gala (Photo credit: Anna Faltin).

The IWBI focuses on advancing a global culture of health through advocacy for policies that promote well-being everywhere. The WELL movement has seen tremendous growth over the past year, as organizations and individuals such as Mara have championed strategies that contribute to people-first places.

Mara is a member of the Materials Advisory for the IWBI, where she contributed to the development of the WELL Building Standard and the WELL Health Safety Rating. She understands the rising demand for health and equity and puts these principles at the heart of all her projects. Mara has showcased standout contributions with advocacy and engagement to influence WELL’s growth to revolutionize the impact our buildings and communities have on health and well-being.

Congratulations, Mara, on this wonderful achievement! 

About WELL

WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. WELL is grounded in a body of medical research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time, and the health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. WELL Certified™ spaces can help create a built environment that improves the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns and performance of its occupants.