During Women’s History Month it is not simply enough to celebrate women worldwide, but it is also important to take note of some women that can inspire you to become a better person, spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. These women have inspired countless people to turn their lives around and provided them with the means to do this. So, here is a shortlist of some of the most influential women in wellness today.
Naya F. Powell
The Founder and CEO of Utopia Spa & Global Wellness, Naya F. Powell is one of the most influential people around the world for wellness and Wholistic living. She is the best-selling author of 30 Days to Utopia Living: Unleash Abundance in Your Mind, Spirit, Body, and Relationships. She has been able to assist people worldwide to find a better way to live their lives by offering various classes offered at Utopia Spa & Global Wellness. She has expertise in coaching that ranges from emotional intelligence to financial coaching. In the age of virtual living, Utopia is a great place to take classes with people around the world and better your standards for yourself. She has worked with countless major clients such as the NFL, Pantene, and The Ritz-Carlton.
In 2014, Lauren Ash founded Black Girl in Om, a website dedicated to helping women of color gain insight on taking better care of themselves through meditation, yoga, and thoughtful conversations. She is the host of the Black Girl in Om podcast, which has reached two million listeners, as well as tours the world to promote the importance of meditation and yoga for women of color. She has contributed her expertise to various wellness brands around the world from Forbes to Teen Vogue.
The Huffington Post has become a household name across the world. Arianna Huffington is responsible for bringing this international news blog to life. She is also the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a multi-national media consulting company that is dedicated to stopping the burnout epidemic. For employees around the world, the burnout epidemic has greatly affected their wholistic health. Burnout is a form of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion caused by overworking. Her strides to stop this growing concern has turned her from a media mogul to a wellness role model and through Thrive Global, she can slow down the spreading epidemic.
Numerous people around the world often find it difficult to stay fit and well due to time constraint issues. For these people, Amelia Boone stands as an inspiration and an example to find time for yourself. Boone works as a full-time corporate lawyer, one of the busiest jobs on the planet with an unpredictable schedule when it comes to setting up client meetings around the world. Yet, she finds the time to train for marathons, and obstacle races. She is a 4 times obstacle race world champion and has achieved over 50 podiums and 30 victories in obstacle racing. She has also won the World’s Toughest Mudder three times, has completed various Spartan Race World Championship races, and has finished the Death Race three times. She is known as the ultimate “weekend warrior” and her life and dedication to both job and fitness is an inspiration for people around the world.
Twin Sister Docs
Dr. Delana Wardlaw and Dr. Elana McDonald are identical twin doctors who grew up in North Philly. Both graduated together from Central High School, Temple University, and Penn State Medical School school and have separate medical practices in Philly dedicated to serving underserved people and encouraging them to be empowered health consumers. They were involved in the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium early on. They created TwinSisterDocs to promote health, wellness, self-advocacy, and address health disparities in underserved communities. The Twin Sister Docs have been featured on CNN, Fox News, and ABC.
Motherhood is an important part of any woman's life, and for many, it can be one of the most challenging times. Single mothers must face the troubles of a changing body along with financial insecurity as they take care of themselves and support children. Mama’s glow, founded by Latham Thomas, is dedicated to helping all mothers tackle the challenges of childbirth. Thomas, a mother herself, has experience in getting through these challenges, and through that she has created a brand and a platform for mothers to use to help them along the way. She is one of the most influential women in the world and the success of Mama’s Glow has made her a great role model for women everywhere.
There are many more women who serve as great influences and role models for people everywhere. From Michelle Obama to Serena Williams, the world is filled with powerful, dedicated, and extremely talented women. These women embody the true potential of women everywhere.