Pregnancy Discrimination & Proving People Wrong with Dr. Pam Mehta

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There are so many times when we are told we cannot do what we set out to do.

When someone throws obstacles our way.

Or expects we will fail when faced with a difficult journey.

And, that’s where being crystal clear on your goals and values is key. Because then you have the drive to overcome these things.

I was reminded of all of this when I spoke with one of my BFF earlier this week, Dr. Pamela Mehta. She’s an orthopedic surgeon which is a field dominated by men. Only 6% of orthopedic surgeons are women. During her career, she was faced with gender bias and discrimination, and she overcame it to thrive and succeed.

When she became pregnant with her kids, her value to her large box medicine employer was seen to diminish and she was pushed out of the practice. Yet she did not give up.

Instead, she reassessed and pivoted and came out even more successful and stronger for it.


I'm Rupa Wong.

Hi! I'm Dr. Rupa Wong. Physician. Private Practice Owner. Mama to 3 kids. Managing Partner. Educator. Textbook Author. Conference Co-Founder. Mentor. I am more than just one thing, even as a doctor and I bet you are too. I would love to help you envision the life you want, and then get after it. What are you waiting for?


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