Since the early 1960’s, women have increasingly become a more valuable part of the workforce. However, they have still had to fight for top positions in the executive and medical world.
Jennifer Walden, a plastic surgeon that is based out of the Austin area, is one of the several women in the country redefining the standards of professional success for women in the medical field.
From Waitlist To Top Of Her Class
She was raised in Austin, Texas, and went on to graduate from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s degree. Walden would later apply to medical school, only to be put on the waiting list.
She got in, however, and went on to graduate as Salutatorian of her class. Once she decided she wanted to focus on Plastic Surgery, she applied and got accepted into the prestigious plastic surgery fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.
Success In Business And Medicine
In 2004 she founded her practice with the help of associate Sherrell Aston, an internationally renowned plastic surgeon, in fast-paced Manhattan, New York.
Walden would continue to grow her business until 2011, when she decided that she wanted to return home to Austin, Texas. With the help of her family, she started another practice in her hometown that allows her to treat patients in her building and also in local hospitals and operating rooms.
Starting A Family And Inspiring The Next Generation
In 2010 Walden decided that she wanted to have children, but without a man in her life, she opted for in-vitro fertilization. She now has two young boys that she takes care of with the help of her family and nannies.
They were her primary motivation for moving back to Texas because she wanted them to be in the same nurturing familial environment that she had when growing up.
Walden continues to be heavily involved with the medical community, often giving advice to female pre-med students that have been inspired by her work ethic and drive. She has been named one of the 24 best beauty surgeons in the United States by Harper’s Bazaar magazine and is a member of the board of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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