At StartUp Terminal, we believe our diversity is our strength. Today, on the occasion of International Woman’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women around the world.
To kick off our celebration, we’ve asked India-based Dr. Anjali Hooda, few questions on her experience achieving success in the field of healthcare, and what advice she has for women entering the workforce today.
Dr. Anjali Hooda is a physician with MD in Internal Medicine from USA, and a fellowship in Obesity and Metabolic Medicine from USA. She is India’s first Functional Medicine practitioner from The Institute of Functional Medicine.
ST: Please tell us briefly about you.
Dr. Anjali Hooda: I am a doctor, wife, mother, daughter, and a sister and above all I am a working woman . I am an Internal Medicine MD and also trained in Functional Medicine and Obesity Medicine, I authored a book 2 years ago called “THINK EAT LIVE SMART” I run my own business/practice independently, and treat people holistically. For me all my patients are celebrities.
ST: Who is a woman that inspires you the most and why?
Dr. Anjali Hooda: My inspiration comes from many women not just one, I love a few qualities of many women. These include my Mother, Nirmala Sitaraman, Oprah Winfrey, Mother Teresa and a very dear friend Gopika Pillai.
ST: How are you celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day?
Dr. Anjali Hooda: I am doing some inspirational talks, taking my lady staff for a good meal, one Instagram live. And making some positive affirmations
ST: What is the most important message you want to send out to all the women around the world on this occasion?
Dr. Anjali Hooda: No one can love you more than you, be strong, always remember to be financially independent. Never let anyone take you for granted. Be kind and take care of your in laws like they are your own parents.
ST: What according to you is ‘women empowerment’?
Dr. Anjali Hooda: I believe in equal rights for all. According to me women these days are financially stronger, and they should get if they are not.Women deserve to be at the table where decisions are made, whether its family or at work.
ST: What would you say are the main challenges facing women at present globally?
Dr. Anjali Hooda: Still many countries women are not allowed to drive cars or have access to money or health care independently or some aren’t even allowed to work or study. All women of the world should get together and work towards educating all women globally and also work towards women health care and disease prevention.
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