There are so many brilliant women out there, dissuaded from following their dreams, due to the mere fact that their passion is in a male-dominated field. If this is your story, Dr. Jennifer Walden brings you inspiration. She is rated among the top 24 US beauty surgeons. So, you wonder how she does it even as a single mom.
Dr. Walden advises that if you want to be successful at what you do and you still have a family to manage, try get a support system. Alone, you will not make it. You will need people to help you care for your children, to give you peace of mind, as you try to climb your career ladder. Another thing that you will need is confidence.
Walden jokes about how she returned to Austin thinking that she would be painting her nails all day long, in the office, as she waited for a patient to call in. Austin, being a green zone, didn’t have much promise to favor her career. Dr. Walden thought that because the people in Austin would have a negative attitude about her job. However, she did return there, determined to setup a practice. Her confidence paid off, she received her first call upon landing in Austin. From there, her first customers spread word and as at now, she is comfortable with her clientele base.
She also advises women to follow their passion and pursue a career that brings positive change in the world. This will bring a sense of importance, hence, motivating them to do more. Also, she recommends women to follow careers in business and medicine.
About Dr. Jennifer Walden
Dr. Jennifer Walden is one of the leading plastic surgeons in the US. She is also a media commentator, academic and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center PLLC. Walden was born and raised in Austin. She attended Anderson High School and later the University of Texas, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology. She was admitted to medical school on a waiting list but proved everyone wrong by graduating salutotarian.