International Women’s Day

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

Ducks

🌹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?

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