_*Dr Aaliya Yaqub is working on her mission to change the dynamics of the beauty industry for the better and emerge as a prominent name in the same.*_
Balancing motherhood and a busy career is no easy feat. Only a few rare gems in society have been able to beautifully balance two important parts of their lives- being a present mother and making a difference in the world of healthcare innovation. Meet Dr. Aaliya Yaqub, a proud mom of 4 young kids, who has quite effortlessly managed to strike a balance between both of her demanding roles and this is what makes her even more inspiring, not only as a doctor but as an influential leader inspiring women with her career advice, motivational videos and empowering content online. Her own personal success has led her to a mission of motivating and educating women about the power they hold to change their communities and succeed in their careers and personal lives.
This multihyphenate powerhouse lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and four beautiful children aged 7, 6, 3 and 11 months. She’s been credited as the secret weapon of celebrities looking to improve their skincare regimens and is the mastermind behind many skincare brands and products on the market. Beyond that, she’s the medical founder of several innovate healthcare startup companies. Her expertise as a board-certified Stanford-trained physician also make her a trusted authority to her nearly 160,000 social media followers on Instagram and Tiktok. When we spoke to her, it was apparent that her knack for ‘keeping it real’ was the reason why so many are devoted fans. Her content ranges from skincare and beauty to pearls and life hacks about motherhood and negotiating your first salary. It’s hard not to learn something from her.
Ask her about her success story so far and Dr Aaliya Yaqub is quick to reply, “I have always had a passion and felt an inclination towards the world of skincare and beauty and this is the reason I decided to study medicine from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.” Completing her residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford Hospital and doing a specialized fellowship in the Department of Dermatology at Stanford, Dr. Aaliya Yaqub has also published ground-breaking research and book chapters on cutaneous fibrosing disorders.
Today, though, Dr. Aaliya Yaqub is raising four children while managing several hats on her head as a doctor, an adjunct faculty member at Stanford Medical School, and as a health and beauty influencer on Instagram and TikTok. Her real passion though is healthcare innovation. She says that she wakes up excited everyday to work on her healthcare startups which are solving big problems like rapid COVID testing, and Diabetes management through telemedicine. Talking about the challenges of being a working mom, Dr. Aaliya says that she has always tries to prioritize the things that matter and use a google calendar to schedule in all tasks. At the end of the day, though, she says that you can’t do everything and you have to figure out the things that matter most to you. In fact, she further says that being a mother has actually helped her shoot for the stars and take her nearer her goals. We can’t wait to see what the next year holds for this trailblazer.
Motherhood has changed her mindset for the better in many ways confesses Dr Aaliya Yaqub. Initially, she felt kids would perhaps end any type of career, but she realized she was wrong. Children are the ones that could act as a catalyst for a mother to hustle harder and make every possible effort in becoming what she aims to become.
‘ClearSkinDoc’ as she is widely known as, also serves as the Medical Founder of two healthcare technology firms, named Forward and Simple Healthkit and also works as a strategic advisor and early stage investor to many startups in Silicon Valley.
Lastly, Dr Aaliya Yaqub says that managing all these things become easy when one knows how to handle oneself first. As an influencer on Instagram (over 90K followers) and TikTok, she loves to interact with people and solve their queries on skincare and beauty with her recommendations, tips and hacks.
Website : http://Aaliyayaqub.com