50 2020 Entrepreneur- Joyce, Georgina

JOYCE KAHNG DDS @joycethedentist Did you ever think that you were going to own your own business as a dentist? How did you envision your path in dentistry when you graduated from school? It surprises people to know that I went into dentistry without ever wanting to own a practice. My mom was a dentist with her own practice and I watched her become so consumed by her efforts I actually decided it was not Read more…

50 2020 Entrepreneur- Caroline, Miri

CAROLINE ROBINSON MD @crobinsonmd What compelled you to start Tone Dermatology and to pursue your various entrepreneurial ventures? As an African American woman in dermatology, I feel like I have a unique lens. I have seen the amazing innovation and positive impact dermatologic care can have. I also see the access issues and the lack of dermatologic literacy that exists in many underserved areas because that’s where I’m from. I guess you can say that Read more…

50 2020 Entrepreneur- Brett, Medcon

FOUNDERS OF MEDCON @medconevents @dr.audreyxsue @thesandrawong @marchesedmd What inspired you all to create MedCon and why did you start when you started? MedCon was the culmination of a number of factors. We wanted to bring together the medical community that had been growing on social media for the past couple of years together in person. Healthcare is unique as a niche in social media. While the healthcare field itself can develop and grow on social Read more…

50 2020 Entrepreneur- Cat, Andrea, Sarah

CAT GOLDEN BSN RN @nineliveshealth What compelled you to offer mentorship to nurses? What have you gained and learned from your mentorship? Mentorship changed my life and helped me discover who I was as a person aside from my career and all the things I was doing. This was revolutionary for me and I knew nurses needed this same support so badly. My mentees have given me so much hope and inspiration. To see the Read more…

50 2020 Health/Wellness- Shante, Whitney, Nicole

SHANTÉ COFIELD DPT OCS CSCS @themovementmaestro What compelled you to take your physical therapy business beyond the clinic and cultivate a social media presence? I was honestly driven to social media by two things: CrossFit and burnout. I decided to try CrossFit in early 2015 after running by a local CrossFit box nearly every day while training for the NYC marathon. I fell in love, and my quest for movement mastery lead me to Instagram Read more…

50 2020 Health/Wellness- Lisa, Jenna, Amy

LISA LABRIE BSN RN @thewholenurse_ What compelled you to provide education around secondary traumatic stress for nurses? Back in 2011, when I became an educator in the hospital, I went to a conference and heard about compassion fatigue and I realized I was experiencing it. The speaker mentioned the book Self-Healing Through Reflection and I bought it right away. From the book, I learned about compassion fatigue, moral distress, and STS. For me, the most Read more…

50 2020 Content Creators/Creatives- Shannon, Meredith

SHANNON WERBECKES MS CCC-SLP @speechymusings What compelled you to create your brand around speech therapy ideas? When I started graduate school for speech-language pathology, blogging and designing SLP materials seemed like a perfect fit. I’ve always been creative and loved designing printables for different things. Once I got started, I was hooked! What has been key to your success in blogging? Two things, consistency and self improvement. Before I agree to any project or start Read more…

50 2020 Content Creators/Creatives- Nacole, Danielle, Aisha

NACOLE RICCABONI MBA MSN AGACNP-BC @nursenacole What has been your biggest challenge as a critical care APRN? Caring for people at their physical worst, while allowing their bodies time to heal and their families the emotional space they need to absorb the event and/or new future physical baselines of their loved ones. What have been the most rewarding aspects of creating content for the Nurse Nacole Blog, your Youtube channel, and across other platforms? Making Read more…

50 2020 Content Creators/Creatives- Anya, Kristin​, and MedLife

ANYA BAZZELL MD @surgeryandthecity What has been your biggest challenge as a non-trad medical student? My biggest challenge has been trusting in the timing of my life. As a non-traditional student, it can be easy to compare. Even the strongest of us slip into the comparison game sometimes. Seeing friends and classmates who are younger than me finish school, buy homes, get married, and have children all while I’m struggling through med school really made Read more…

50 2020 Advocacy- Stella, Carlene, and Maryann

MARYANN YOUSSEF OD @doctor.maryann What compelled you to expand your practice beyond the clinic and provide education via social media? I was inspired to create this platform after treating many patients with preventable diseases.  The overall lack of eye health education is alarming.  I believe knowledge is the key to prevention and I want to share my knowledge and spread awareness any way I can. Why is advocating for eye health and volunteering around the Read more…