Week 10: Dr. Lanalee Sam
This Mamapreneur is an innovatHER of the Medical Field and inspires Mamas to pay it forward with #thosewhocanMUST
About Dr. Sam a.k.a “DocStar”
Dr. Lanalee Araba Sam is the Founder of Elite Obstetrics & Gynecology in Fort Lauderdale, as well as the Director of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery at West Boca Medical Center. A loving mother of one 12 year old son, world traveler and triathlete, Dr. Sam also volunteers on the Boards of several community organizations including Women in Distress, the Broward YMCA, and the Darcy J. Foundation. Dr. Sam was born in Accra, Ghana and raised in Canada, she completed an undergraduate double major in Psychology and English at the University of Toronto, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and her OBGYN residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Most recently Dr. Sam summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania March 2015 as the team physician of The Freedom Challenge Corporate Climb, an organization dedicated to ending global human trafficking. They raised over one million dollars with Dr. Sam receiving two International humanitarian awards in London and Amsterdam from Women4Africa and The Voice Magazine respectively for her efforts. She espouses the philosophy #thosewhocanMUST educate, motivate and inspire. More information on her can be found at www.eliteobgyn.com or www.DrSam.MD or Instagram @FirstDocStar or Twitter @DrSamOBGYN
Her MAIN “hustle” is as the CEO/Founder, Medical Director of Elite Obstetrics & Gynecology which she began in 2004 and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She focuses 10% on “Concierge Pregnancy” and is the Founder and President of the American Association of Concierge Obstetrics AACOG and 90% on Gynecology, with a focus in minimally invasive robotic assisted laparoscopy. Her “SIDE HUSTLES” include speaking globally on women’s health and empowerment issues, climbing mountains as part of the organization “The Freedom Challenge” to raise awareness and funds to end human trafficking, participating in triathlons to maintain her physical and mental health, plus being the single mother of a TWEEN, 12 year old boy.
Who/What inspired YOUR HUSTLE?
I am constantly inspired by historical figures specifically great leaders who overcame incredible obstacles - environmentally, politically, personally, spiritually, economically and physically. I BELIEVE that it is our inherent obligation to manifest our brightest selves for the Global Human Good that we can assist in creating. SHEROEs such as Michelle Obama, Rosa Parks, Josephine Baker, Cleopatra, Malala, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Billie Jean King, Mother Theresa ALL inspire me to reach for my own greatness and not to shun of fear what I may become and be a part of for the greater good of Humanity.
How are you “Hustling up” Mamapreneurs to the next level?
It is my belief in the phrase I coined in Fall 2015 with my friend, mentor and SHERO, Nigerian Yoruba, Princess Moradeun Adedoyin-Solarin #thosewhocanMUST educate, motivate and inspire leads ME to do my best to lead by example and reach out to women all over the world engaging in those three activities. I also regularly point out #beinspiredNOTenvious and preach heartily that anyone that follows my exploits on social media need to know #idothisforME because I NEED to educate, motivate and inspire to fulfill my purpose on Earth