March 8th is International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating by featuring some of Downtown Burlington’s female business owners & managers! With so many incredible business owners downtown we turned to our community to help us in the selection process by nominating a female business owner that inspires you.
Meet Dr. Jordan Robertson ND, owner and Naturopathic Doctor at Clarity Health who was nominated for “growing her own practice downtown. She’s admired for her honest approach to wellness particularly around women’s health issues.”
We asked Jordan a few questions:
What was the defining moment for you? When did you know that this was your career path? When I was experiencing my third miscarriage in a row, sitting in on the side of the highway in a snowstorm (after fleeing the hospital) I realized two things. One, I needed to put my research skills to work on my own health, and two, women’s health was in desperate need of a different approach. In my last 12 years working in downtown Burlington, we’ve worked with over 10,000 women to help them develop a health strategy to support hormonal health, fertility and menopause by creating clear and effective health plans for them to feel better and to get the kind of care they deserve.
Who helped you get where you are today/influenced you to achieve your current accomplishments? I was fortunate enough to be one of the first students in McMaster’s Bachelor of Health Sciences program many years ago. It was there that I learned not only how to research in the health care field, but how to effectively communicate and coach others towards their goals. My hero and greatest influence in my life was Dr. Del Harnish, the dean of the program. He showed me how to trust myself, how to break down perceived barriers in health care and how to be a better person overall.
As a celebrated successful female, what advice do you have for the next generation of successful women? I think the next generation of women are in a position to really leverage their feminine skills in as leaders for tomorrow. Organizations, including healthcare organizations, are desperate for the kind of leadership, vulnerability and power that women have to offer. We need the next generation of women to be brave, and to feel supported by the women ahead of them to take risks and to show up in the workplace as a force. My goal as a women’s health care strategist is to help women feel well so they can reach their potential as leaders in our community.