It is a common believe, especially among women that the prettier one is, the less likely they are to put effort in academics. Whether there is any scientific proof for that hokum is a discussion for another day. There is however one Austin Sweetheart that is turning heads because of her rare combination of beauty, character and brains. Dr. Jennifer Walden was named by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the 24 best beauty surgeons in the country.
Jennifer trained as a surgeon before starting her training as a cosmetic surgeon with some of the best surgeons in New York. She then set up a practice that was very successful in Manhattan before she moved back to her hometown and settled here. She happens to be the only woman that has ever served in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery a member of the board. She is currently still part of the board. She is quite popular with the media as she has been appearing on a number of outlets and discussing matters plastic surgery.
Other aspects of her life are also in order, for instance, she has two kids who she adores and siblings that are also successful in their own fields. She states that her source of daily inspiration is her mother. There is the common misconception that when women climb the ladder of corporate success, they become cold and unaffectionate. Well, this is not the case with Jennifer. She is the warmest and most charming soul that you have ever met. People that interact with her at the office without knowing she is the boss receive the shock of their lives when they later learn that she is.
The fact that she runs busy schedule every day does not mean that she will be rushed when interacting with people. Also, being a surgeon and needing to be in control of the OR does not make her harsh. She states that she has gotten to where she is because she ignored the stereotypes and worked as hard as she could to get there.
She was born in Austin and spent most of her childhood in the Northwest Hills area. Her late Dad was a dentist and her mother a surgical nurse. She had four siblings and was lucky to grow up in a household where academic achievement was valued. The most inspiring bit of her story is that she decided on in-vitro fertilization and got her babies in 2010. She moved back to her hometown to have her children close to her family. This woman is a classic case of beauty with brains.