EP156 Overcoming Obstacles with Dr. Aletha Maybank

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As part of our month-long series of powerhouse women leaders in STEM, my guest today is the Deputy Commissioner in the New York City Department of Health, Dr. Aletha Maybank. Dr. Aletha has a Bachelor’s degree from John Hopkins University, a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is a pediatrician and is board certified in preventative medicine and public health.

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Dr. Maybank is the founding Director of the Center for Health Equity with a mission to bring an exclusive focus on health equity in all medical departments. Additionally, she has successfully launched the Office for Minority Health and was the founding Director in the Suffolk County Department of Health Services from 2006 to 2009.

Today, Dr. Maybank explains her role in founding the Artemis Association – an association that supports women of color getting accepted into medical schools and physician practices – as well as the secrets to her success that have helped her build the amazing career she has today.

“You have to believe, also, that you can do it and that you do belong here.” – Dr. Aletha Maybank

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What prompted Dr. Maybank to shift from clinical work to community advocacy
  • How her childhood experiences shaped her career path and choices
  • Her biggest career turning point and the lessons she learned from it
  • Why racial and gender equity is so important in STEM fields

Dr. Maybank’s Top 4 Success Tips for Fierce Feminine Leaders:

  1. Always believe in yourself and who you are.
  2. Create opportunities. Find ways to make yourself valuable.
  3. Be extra sharp. Really know your stuff.
  4. Have courage and discipline.

Download the tip sheet HERE.

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