The following is a transcript from our podcast episode, Medically Blonde: A Conversation with Medical Health Officer, Dr. Carol Fenton.
We get her take on the COVID situation, what works when you’re trying to get the public to trust and listen to you, and where public attention (and $) needs to go to truly make a long-term difference in population health (spoiler alert: it’s not rocket science, it starts with exercise and diet).
But before we get into COVID, we ask Carol about her path to getting this dream job of hers — one that was riddled with imposter…
Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, colorful scarves — and the women who wear them —have become beacons of integrity and public confidence in a world that spooks easily and reacts without thinking.
Given the airtime of US president Donald Trump’s press conferences, most people are likely already familiar with Dr. Deborah Birx, having spotted her colorful pashminas among the line-up of navy blue suits flanking the president. Dr. Birx is a frickin’ boss and accomplished AF, her CV and her steady demeanor is a grounding force amidst this chaos.
Oh but wait, there’s more. There has been an emergence of badass…
Since we established Room officially in 2019, we are proud to have made an incredible community impact in a very short period of time. Here is a snapshot below!
In 2019, Room hosted four events in Calgary, each featuring young female speakers who are policy experts in their field. Over 160 women attended a Room event this year.
Above and beyond the quantity of attendees is the quality of the attendee experience. Part of what makes Room events so special is that we designed them to be different than the average networking event by:
We are the group chat you never knew you needed where young women support each other, and bring a fresh voice to politics and public policy.
How many times have you shied away from a conversation about politics — because you didn’t think you knew enough, because you didn’t want to accidentally offend anyone, because you didn’t feel safe, because you thought nobody else there would feel the same, because you just didn’t want to get into it…
** As you nod your head — Yah! **
My name is Kay and I started Room Where It Happens to bring…
The group chat you never knew you needed where women support each other, chat policy, politics and the world we live in.