International Day of Women and Girls in Science
<p>February 11th was declared the <strong>International Day of Women and Girls in Science</strong> by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. This day celebrates and recognizes the role of women and girls in science as agents of change.&nbsp;</p> <p>To honor this day, we shine a spotlight on some of our incredible members who play a critical role as healthcare workers on the front lines. One thing that these women have in common is that they are all positive role models to peers, colleagues and future generations.</p> <h2>Meet These Inspiring Women in Healthcare</h2> <h3>🇵🇭 Theresa Peñarubia &#8211; Head Nurse 🇵🇭</h3> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG_2540.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-13411" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG_2540.jpg 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG_2540-300x114.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG_2540-768x292.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <p>Theresa Peñarubia, Head Nurse at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in the Philippines, advises women who want to further their careers to “Love yourself and love what you’re doing. Be a lifelong learner no matter what stage or age in your career.”</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/nurse-at-forefront-of-pandemic" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read Theresa’s interview</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h3><strong>🇿🇦</strong> Sidumisile Dumisani &#8211; Midwife 🇦🇪</h3> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/Screenshot_20210608-202648_WhatsApp.jpg" alt="Sidumisile Dumisani - Midwife" class="wp-image-13412" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/Screenshot_20210608-202648_WhatsApp.jpg 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/Screenshot_20210608-202648_WhatsApp-300x114.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/Screenshot_20210608-202648_WhatsApp-768x292.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <p>South African midwife Sidumisile Dumisani (Dumi) works in the UAE and holds a BCur Nursing degree and a Masters degree in Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing. Dumi plans to enroll for a Ph.D. and continue empowering herself “to become not just the best midwife but a woman with drive and passion that contributes to the world by empowering other women to be the best in what they do.”</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/interview-south-africa-uae-midwifery-journey" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read Dumi&#8217;s interview</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h3>🇸🇦 Ruba Elsayed &#8211; General Dentist 🇸🇩</h3> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG-20190806-WA0014-1.jpg" alt="Ruba Elsayed - General Dentist" class="wp-image-13407" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG-20190806-WA0014-1.jpg 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG-20190806-WA0014-1-300x114.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG-20190806-WA0014-1-768x292.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <p>General Dentist Ruba Elsayed was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. She spent time working in Sudan and KSA. Ruba describes herself as a “knowledge enthusiast” and hopes to work in a research facility in the USA because of the country’s appreciation for science and knowledge.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/overcome-career-setback" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read Ruba’s interview</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h3>🇵🇭 Charito Hernandez &#8211; Respiratory Therapist 🇸🇦</h3> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/image1-1.jpg" alt="Charito Hernandez - Respiratory Therapist" class="wp-image-13408" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/image1-1.jpg 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/image1-1-300x114.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/image1-1-768x292.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <p>With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Charito Hernandez set herself up for a successful career overseas. As a result, Charito set herself up to succeed as a respiratory therapist in Saudi Arabia.&nbsp;</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/how-i-got-a-job-abroad" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read Charito’s interview</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h3>🇵🇭 Mary Yngelia Burgos &#8211; Registered Nurse 🇸🇦</h3> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG_8338-1.jpg" alt="Mary Yngelia Burgos - Registered Nurse" class="wp-image-13409" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG_8338-1.jpg 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG_8338-1-300x114.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/IMG_8338-1-768x292.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <p>Mary Yngelia Burgos graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Major in Nursing from the College of St. John Roxas in the Philippines in 2011. After a productive gap year teaching the Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam (PNLE), Mary headed off to nurse in Saudi Arabia.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/interview-i-tell-my-friends-to-get-their-verification-with-trueprofile-io" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read Mary’s interview</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h3>🇩🇿 Dr. Maroua Medjabri &#8211; General Practitioner 🇦🇪</h3> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/BANNER-Marwa-Medjabri.jpg" alt="Dr. Maroua Medjabri - General Practitioner" class="wp-image-13410" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/BANNER-Marwa-Medjabri.jpg 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/BANNER-Marwa-Medjabri-300x114.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/BANNER-Marwa-Medjabri-768x292.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <p>We spoke Algerian General Practitioner (GP) and an Aesthetic doctor, Dr. Maroua Medjabri. Dr. Medjabri discusses facing challenges to achieve her professional goals “Every day, you need to deepen your knowledge and practice many things you never learned at university. Practice and experience allow you to grow, develop and reach your professional goals.”</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/interview-i-transferred-my-report-quickly-with-trueprofile-io" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read Dr. Medjabri’s interview</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h3>🇵🇭 Christine Burias &#8211; ICU Nurse 🇸🇦</h3> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="820" height="312" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/BANNER-INTERVIEW_-Reports-Can-Be-Used-in-Any-GCC-Country-Anytime.jpg" alt="Christine Burias - ICU Nurse" class="wp-image-13406" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/BANNER-INTERVIEW_-Reports-Can-Be-Used-in-Any-GCC-Country-Anytime.jpg 820w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/BANNER-INTERVIEW_-Reports-Can-Be-Used-in-Any-GCC-Country-Anytime-300x114.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/02/BANNER-INTERVIEW_-Reports-Can-Be-Used-in-Any-GCC-Country-Anytime-768x292.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 820px) 100vw, 820px" /></figure> <p>Christine Burias is an ICU Nurse working in Saudi Arabia. She comes from the Bulan Sorsogon in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. Christine discusses how working in a diverse and ever-changing healthcare system has helped her become a professionally and culturally competent health care practitioner.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/reports-can-be-used-in-any-gcc-country" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read Christine’s interview</a></div> </div> <h3>If you&#8217;d like to join our community of inspiring healthcare professionals, <strong>become a TrueProfile.io Member</strong> today! </h3> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://sso.trueprofile.io/login" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Sign up now!</a></div> </div>