Ariana Alexander-Sefre

Ariana Alexander-Sefre

Founder and co-CEO, SPOKE
United Kingdom

Ariana, a mental health activist and entrepreneur, is on a mission to drive global mental equity through systemic change and innovation in self-care. Inspired by personal loss, her journey led her to gain a scholarship to study a Social Innovation Masters at the University of Cambridge, where she won awards for her research in male mental health and delivered a TEDx talk on the need for mental health innovation and political reform. As the Founder & Co-CEO of SPOKE, she has developed a multi-award-winning app that simplifies mental health care by delivering it through music and lyrics; attracting a uniquely young, diverse, and gender-balanced user base. Committed to breaking down systemic barriers, she continues to research and advocate for improvements in mental health, especially among youth and men.