1. Dr. Alexa Canady

In 1976, at 26-years-old, Alexa Canady became the first black female neurosurgeon in the US when she was accepted as a resident at the University of Minnesota. In 1986, Canady became chief of the hospital’s neurosurgery department. In 1993, she received the American Women’s Medical Association President’s Award.

2. Massy Arias

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Happy Monday tribe, share this message with someone you love. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. We are our biggest investments, and if we’re giving up on ourselves, what does that say about our character? How we do anything is how we do everything. We need to continue evolving our perspectives about success and how we can reach it. This instant gratification idea we are harboring, as well as the thought that what we want most will come to us easy, has killed more dreams than you will ever know. Life isn’t a race, but a marathon, and we have our whole lives to build ourselves brick by brick. Success requires hard work, sacrifices, failure, risks, discipline, and persistence. Since you’re only going to find yourself back in the same place you started, think twice about quitting. Life is tough; but you’re a warrior not a quitter. #ma60day #childofGod #progressnotperfection #mondaymotivation _________________________________________________ Feliz lunes mi tribu, comparte este mensaje con un amigo. Es difícil vencer a una persona que nunca se rinde. Somos nuestras mayores inversiones, y si nos rendimos, ¿qué dice eso de nuestro carácter? Cómo hacemos cualquier cosa es cómo hacemos todo. Necesitamos continuar evolucionando nuestras perspectivas sobre el éxito y cómo podemos alcanzarlo. Esta idea de gratificación instantánea que estamos albergando ha matado más sueños de los que nunca sabrás, tanto como la idea que tenemos que lo que más queremos en la vida se nos vendrá súper fácil. La vida no es una carrera, sino un maratón, y tenemos toda nuestra vida para construirnos ladrillo por ladrillo. El éxito requiere trabajo duro, sacrificios, fallos, riesgos, disciplina y persistencia. Ya que solo volverás a encontrarte en el mismo lugar donde comenzaste, piensa dos veces antes de tirar la toalla. La vida es dura; pero tú eres un guerrero.

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This strong, empowering woman is a CoverGirl ambassador and an incredible fitness guru. She sets the example for how having a healthy diet and active lifestyle can change your life.

5. Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders

In 1961, 28-year-old M. Jocelyn Elders became the chief resident at the University of Arkansas, leading a group of white, male residents and interns. She was the first person in Arkansas to be board certified in pediatric endocrinology. In 1987, Governor Bill Clinton appointed Elders head of the Arkansas Department of Health, and in 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed her the sixteenth Surgeon General of the United States.

6. Dr. Jane Cooke Wright

Jane Cooke Wright’s father set the bar pretty high by being one of the first blacks to graduate from Harvard Medical School, the first black doctor on staff at a New York City municipal hospital, and New York’s first black police surgeon. Jane Cook Wright went on to be just as successful. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson appointed her to the President’s Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke. In 1967, Wright became professor of surgery, head of the cancer chemotherapy department, and associate dean at New York Medical College. She was the highest-ranking black woman at a nationally-recognized medical institution. In 1971, Wright also became the first female president of the New York Cancer Society.

8. Marisa-Moore-Headshot

Marisa is a registered and licensed dietitian with a background in clinical nutrition, wellness and the food industry. Early in her career, she developed a foundation in medical nutrition therapy as an outpatient dietitian and focused on diabetes education, cardiovascular nutrition and weight management. She owns a nutrition consulting practice where she works with corporations, groups and individuals to improve health outcomes in wellness, weight management, heart health and disease prevention.

10. Natasha Hastings

Hastings is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field who is super fit and is known to work hard. Her Instagram feed has strength workouts, running clips, and all things lifestyle.

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