Ladies: it’s our day!
International Women’s Day was designated to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
My proudest achievements as a woman include:
Being a mother
Healer and doctor
Inventor and patent holder
Female founder of a start-up company
Chief Medical Advisor for Natural Ophthalmics
Co-formulator for two homeopathic medicines
The only woman doctor in the NHL when I was the Team Optometrist for the Anaheim
Co-founder of the Rehabilitative Vision Clinic at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center (now at
California Rehabilitation Institute)
Being a good listener
Godmother to two amazing young women
One of the few women Little League and AYSO coaches
Youngest person to be inducted into my high school’s Hall of Fame
Being a role model
Empowering ordinary women like me to become extraordinary
When I was young, I wished I was a boy because in the Asian culture, girls are not not given as many freedoms as boys. My younger brothers were allowed to stay out later, get dirty, and play sports to their heart’s content.
I was a tomboy and all I wanted to do was play roller hockey with the boys, play baseball, and wear jeans. My parents finally acquiesced to the sports, but I was required to carry a parasol and wear white gloves to protect my skin. This was an embarrassment to me at the time, but now that I am older, I am grateful for all the lessons I’ve learned, the sun protection , and having balanced both my feminine and masculine sides.
Celebrate today with your girlfriends, female colleagues, and important women in your life, and continue with all the good work and energy that you bring into the world.
What are your greatest achievements as a woman?