In honor of International Women’s Month, I have the auspicious honor of being the keynote speaker at the Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick (SSL) For Women Who Want It All, Decadent Mini-Retreat being held on March 17, 2015 at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, FL. SSL’s mission is to provide women with effective tools and the support system to empower them to not only have a successful career, but to be happy and healthy and to know their true value and purpose.
In my role as the Chief Medical Officer for WOW Health Group, I look to partner with organizations that have demonstrated their possession of a “WOW factor” and the “SASSYness” of SSL is the perfect fit. WOW Health Group is the convergence of people, companies and products united in a mission to revolutionize the way health is experienced. We are, at heart, a multi-media platform that broadcasts and amplifies a message to consumers that healthcare and being healthy should always be about feeling good, never about feeling guilty. We promote consistently positive, personalized and convenient interactions between consumers and their healthcare practitioners. WOW Health Group is a proud sponsor of the SSL’s Decadent Mini-Retreat as we feel the event is an excellent way to celebrate womanhood and life!
Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. I’m blessed to be making history with my fellow co-founders of WOW Health Group. Tanya Abreu contributes her more than 20 years of experience in building healthcare provider networks and communities of health-seeking consumers; Missy Lavender brings over a decade of national media championship for the cause of women’s health and advocacy for an empowered patient experience; Dr. Vicki Lucas is the nation’s foremost expert in the business of women’s health with more than 25 years of leadership in the industry and myself, a national physician executive leader of more than 22 years with authoritative proficiency in occupational health and wellness and patient advocacy.
This month, I admonish you to celebrate all of the special women in your life, past and present. In addition to my beautiful, talented and multi-faceted co-founders, I celebrate the life and legacy of an unforgettable woman who certainly made history during her 30 years of employment with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, my mother, Yvonne Springs. My mother went on to be with the Lord on February 16, 2009, but in her lifetime she had a successful career, a 41-year marriage to my dad, raised four socially-responsible children, and was immensely involved in her church and community. She enjoyed being a woman, and taught me how to enjoy being the woman I am becoming.
“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.” C. Joybell
For more information about WOW Health Group please visit www.wowhealthgroup.com. If you would like to find out more about the upcoming SSL’s Decadent Mini-Retreat, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1057829497567060/