Dr. Myiesha Taylor is an emergency room physcian, a wife, a mother of three and the president of an organization that mentors and supports girls and women of color.
Now, she can add to her resume recipient of the Young Leader Award.
Since 1978, the Dallas Women's Foundation has presented the Maura Women Helping Women Award to exceptional leaders in the community who are pioneers and have worked to improve the lives of other women.
Last year, the organization created the Young Leader Award that honors those women under the age of 40 who are trailblazers.
Dr. Taylor created Artemis Medical Society two years ago. Her goal was to mentor and encourge women of color who enter the medical field, but also encourage girls to consider medicine as a career option. The organization has grown from 12 to more than 3,400 members in a very short time. Artemis is now associated with Disney by taking part in the "We Are Doc McStuffins" campaign.
Dr. Taylor and Brittany Merrell Underwood will be honored as young leaders at the annual dinner on April 14, 2014 at the Dallas Omni Hotel. Five other women will also receive awards for the Maura Women Helping Women Award.
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