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Spotlight: Sometimes You Have to Have a Breakdown to Have a Breakthrough

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 A certified executive coach, media personality, bestselling author, and founder of Berdéo Group, Laura Berger recognized her dexterity in handling organizational complexity to empower other women leaders. "Follow your fear because if you're afraid of something, that's an opportunity for you to move outside of your comfort zone." Laura Berger ...
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Women have a responsibility to lift others as they rise

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A natural activist, whether for HPV vaccination campaigns or against human trafficking, Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros loves to bring together organizations and partners created along the way — the medical school, her hospital, state, and national associations.   "Everyone benefits from these efforts, and it is very exciting for me," she says. "If you d...
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Spotlight: Step forward and break barriers rather than sit back and wait for someone to do it for you

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"Women need to be taken seriously, empowered and supported in their workplaces and not judged negatively for also choosing to play an active role in raising their children." Dr. Sue English Dr. Sue English entered medicine determined to serve locally in general practice, contribute to global missions, and maintain balance in her family life. S...
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More women are reaching leadership positions and are comfortable enough to support other women

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As a career physician-scientist, pediatrician and neonatologist who has devoted her entire career to the underserved, Dr. J. Usha Raj, a professor of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois continue her efforts to give back to the community, a legacy she learned from her mother. Like many women, Dr. Raj was greatly influenced by her mother, whom s...
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Spotlight: Health Equity is a Social Justice Issue

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As a college sophomore, Dr. Sharetta Remikie experienced an unplanned pregnancy. She was, as she says, "that statistic that I know so much about: black, single, unwed, teen, and pretty much still living in poverty. I lived in denial and was so afraid that I did not seek prenatal care until 28 weeks."  During her final exams, she fainted i...
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Spotlight: Period Poverty is a Societal Issue

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The Spotlight series brings you Rochelle Courtenay, an Australian philanthropist who has devoted her life to addressing "period poverty" among Australia's underserved population. Rochelle believes that period poverty is not just a female issue, it is a societal issue. She stresses that "even if you don't get your period, you come from som...
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Spotlight: We can efficiently eliminate unnecessary medical practices

Dr. Marthe (Margje) Haverkamp, a Dutch doctor/researcher working in the U.S. is dedicated to improving healthcare on every continent. "Women have to help each other in crucial steps of our careers. I love to use the wisdom of women leaders in this network and offer them my insights going forward. That is most efficient...
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Spotlight: Think two generations in leadership mentoring

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Dr. Danette Glassy is our inaugural profile for this Spotlight Forum. This Forum is an initiative of the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal), a supporting organization of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in Pittsburgh. WHAMglobal is committed to profiling members of WHAMglobal, the International Women's Forum (IWF) specia...
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