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Celebrating Women's History Month: Contributions to Health, Wellness & Beyond!




“There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.”

-Michelle Obama



This month is not just about acknowledging the past, but also about recognizing the present impact and future potential of women in various spheres of life.

From groundbreaking discoveries in health and wellness to transformative advancements that shape our world, women have played pivotal roles in shaping our collective future.

 

 

Join us in celebrating the following women leaders and health and wellness change agents!



Naya Powell


Naya Powell is an award-winning CEO of Utopia Global Wellness, #1 Best-selling author of "30 Days to Utopia Living (& The Journal) and a Wholistic Lifestyle Strategist, Executive Coach, and Keynote Speaker. With over 15 years of global talent and leadership development and corporate wellness experience, she's been recognized among the Top 50 Most Admired Women Leaders in NC and as one of 50 Founders Funded by Google in 2021.

Powell has been named among CNBC's Women Rising Africa and has been featured in Black Enterprise, The Triangle Business Journal, WRAL on PBS and others.

 

Companies like Google, UnitedHealthcare,The NFL, Microsoft, Red Hat/IBM, Merck and others seek her expertise in shaping mindful leadership, inclusion, workplace culture, and wellness strategies.

 

Powell has curated Utopia Global Spa and Wellness (social impact) Retreats for CEOs and women leaders across five (5) countries and four (4) continents spanning the US, Belize, Senegal, The Gambia, and Indonesia).





Arianna Huffington The importance of sleep has never been such a hot wellness topic, and that's thanks in part to media mogul turned wellness trailblazer Arianna Huffington. Inspired by her own experience with burnout, Huffington set out to educate people on the importance of sleep and the consequences of sleep deprivation, and to help empower people with actionable tips for revolutionizing their relationship with rest. She is quite literally the queen of naps.





Michelle Obama Former First Lady Michelle Obama has a deep passion for health and wellness, which fueled her to start a national conversation around the childhood obesity epidemic in the country. Obama launched the Let's Move campaign to drive the movement, which inspired children to eat healthier and incorporate more exercise into their lives. Her efforts extended beyond policy, as she led by example, emphasizing the significance of exercise and nutritious eating within her family and inspiring countless others to do the same.






Dr. Romie Mushtaq, MD, ABIHM, is a board-certified physician in neurology and integrative medicine. With a deep passion for promoting holistic well-being, Dr. Mushtaq combines her expertise in traditional medicine with mindfulness-based practices to empower individuals in achieving optimal health. As a highly sought-after speaker, author, and consultant, she shares her insights on stress management, mindfulness, and brain health to inspire positive transformations in both personal and professional lives. Dr. Mushtaq's dedication to integrative health and mindfulness has earned her recognition as a leading voice in the field, helping countless individuals harness the power of mind-body connection for greater resilience and vitality.



Dr. Nana Boone is a pioneering physician and esteemed UCLA Bruin alumna known for her groundbreaking contributions to community activism and engagement with the Community Programs Office leadership academy. After earning her medical degree, Dr. Boone dedicated her career to improving biopsychosocial medicine and advocating for health equity as a basic human right. To combat the effects of COVID-19, Dr. Boone initiated Project #Resus to provide support to marginalized health professionals and revitalize the healthcare workforce pathway.



Yadira Garcia is a wellness advocate, chef, and author known for her dedication to holistic health and plant-based cuisine. With a background in culinary arts and nutrition, Garcia has emerged as a prominent figure in the wellness community, inspiring others to embrace vibrant, nourishing foods for optimal health. Through her books, cooking classes, and online platforms, she shares her expertise in plant-based cooking, emphasizing the connection between food and well-being. Garcia's mission is to empower individuals to cultivate a healthy relationship with food while fostering mindfulness and sustainability in their everyday lives.


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