What were your passions before medicine? Have you held on to them, or have they fallen to the wayside? In this episode, Cofounder Dr. Archana Shrestha is joined by Dr. Taryn Rose, a former sister doc turned successful shoe designer. Dr. Rose shares everything about her creative journey, in the hopes that fellow sister docs will be inspired to go after what makes them happy, whether it be within a medical career or not!

Dr. Taryn Rose graduated from USC School of Medicine and completed her residency in orthopedic surgery in 1997. Rather than going into private practice, she decided she could better serve womankind by creating a line of footwear that was beautiful, luxurious, and comfortable. She grew her brand, Taryn Rose, into a 40 million dollar revenue business for ten years before selling to private equity in 2008. She has been featured on numerous news outlets including Oprah, CNN, GMA, NY Times, InStyle, Elle, Vogue. In 2016, she came out of retirement to launch a new line of footwear with her partner, Enrico Cuini. With their patented, proprietary ALIA technology, they’ve combined science and engineering to bring you sexy heels that make you feel as good as you look.

Key Takeaways

[03:05] Dr. Rose shares the beginnings of her shoe designer journey

[08:45] The real reason it’s so hard to leave medicine 

[13:04] How Dr. Rose learned to listen to her heart 

[17:11] Her aha moment as a CEO

[21:09] Developing the ALIA technology 

[26:40] Optimizing ALIA technology through customization

[30:45] How Dr. Rose brought doctoring into her business career

You’ve just been listening to the conversation we had with Dr. Taryn Rose and I’m sure you can’t wait to get your hands on a pair of Enrico Cuini shoes. Well we have a special collaboration to tell you about. We have partnered up with Taryn to get you a free pair of Enrico Cuini shoes when you register for our Burn Bright CME program on the Enrico Cuini website. Earn CME and get a pair of gorgeous heels! Go to enricocuini.com and scroll to the bottom where it says “CME course.”

This Podcast is not approved for credit by CMEfy, however, you may reflect on how this Podcast applies to your day-to-day and engage to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ via point-of-care learning activities here: https://womeninwhitecoats.com/podcastcme