National Women's Health Week

May 12–18, 2019


Meet our 2019 ambassadors

 

Ambassadors are celebrities, athletes, and entrepreneurs who are champions for women's health issues. They voluntarily help the Office on Women's Health promote National Women's Health Week to a wide range of women, including the ambassadors' fans and communities.


Please note: The personal statements and opinions expressed by ambassadors are their own and do not represent the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the Office on Women’s Health (OWH). Reference in this website to these ambassadors does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by HHS or OWH of the ambassadors or any related products, processes, services, or companies.


 

Dr. Nita Landry

Dr. Nita Landry

OB-GYN and co-host of The Doctors

"I don’t always feel like working out before or after a busy day at work, but I remind myself that good health will give me the energy I need to become the #girlboss I’m striving to be. On particularly hectic days, I squeeze in a brisk walk around my neighborhood to get my heart rate up, and I get extra steps in at work by taking the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible."


Laura Lee

Laura Lee

Plus-size model

"I want to be healthy for myself so I can be here and enjoy life for a long time. To me, being healthy isn't about losing weight. You can be plus-size and healthy at the same time. Instead, I focus on being active, eating well, and doing what I enjoy."


Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden

Award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and health and wellness advocate

"I've always found the key to sticking with a fitness routine is finding an activity that I truly enjoy and don't want to miss out on. Another secret ingredient for me is finding a fitness buddy. It may be a friend who I really enjoy spending time with or a fitness instructor who inspires me."


Liz Plosser

Liz Plosser

Editor in chief, Women's Health

"Confession: I have a bad habit of putting all of my annual, crucial health checkups — physical, dentist, eye doctor, derm — near the bottom of my to-do list. I'd never let my kids miss a checkup, but I'm too lenient with myself! So lately, I've been trying to schedule the next one while I'm checking out to ensure it's blocked on my calendar in the future. That simple step has made me a lot more accountable!"


Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

"My biggest goal right now is to be the healthiest version of myself. I try to be super aware of my body and listen to what it needs — whether that's rest, water, whatever. Self-care is so important. I also try to take everything one day at a time. This mentality really helps me stay in the moment and focus on what I need when I need it."