All four of these women are strong and powerful leaders in their field. But they’ve all had to overcome feelings of disempowerment.
Perth plastic surgeon Dr Anh Nguyen said everyone had encountered bullying to a certain degree.
“It’s a bit of a man’s world really. It’s just a test of how resilient you are,” she said.
Dr Nguyen said a male doctor once criticised her for carrying a handbag while visiting patients in a hospital ward.
“I said, ‘Why can men carry briefcases but the women can’t have handbags’?” she said.
The women will reveal how other women can find their self-worth at a ticketed event called Empowered Women in Rivervale at 2pm today.