“As a surgeon, I have experienced firsthand gender inequality, unjust workplaces and non-inclusive environments. Always remember, a life well-lived is one that is about something bigger than yourself. So pay it forward, do something for others. Build a life that weaves the fabric of care. There is so much value in supporting and investing in women. Not only can we have a huge impact on someone’s life but also, by encouraging more women to achieve leadership roles we can create a gender-equal world that’s healthier, wealthier and more harmonious. It is not just important but our obligation to reduce inequity, and to pass the torch to new generations to continue to create active change. Most importantly, we have to help each other be resilient.“
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Dr. Tina Meisami
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Founder of Dr. Borna Meisami Commemorative Foundation
A highly respected and renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a clinic in the heart of Yorkville (Toronto). She is the official oral surgeon of the Toronto Raptors, and the founder of the Dr. Borna Meisami Commemorative Foundation, an NGO dedicated to survivors of gender-based violence, a cause she has devoted her life to.
The foundation provides concrete and compassionate care that helps survivors of domestic violence regain their self-confidence and restore their overall health. Its initiative Restoring Smiles offers free dental and oro-facial reconstructive services to women who have survived domestic violence. The foundation is composed of 40 dentists and physicians and over the last 12 years has provided over $1 million in free treatments and operations