The Pacific Pearl La Jolla Legacy Series: Pearls from the Luminaries of Health and Healing. Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM, interviews true pioneers and notable leaders in health, medicine and wellness.
…Dr. Natasha Josefowitz epitomizes the terms trailblazer – and has spent her life as an educator both within and outside of academia. She is a business consultant, keynote speaker, poet and author of 20 books. A longtime supporter of empowering women, she worked as a consultant with government, for-profit, and non-profit organizations to help women enter male-dominated workplaces.
…Born in Paris, France in 1926, Dr. Josefowitz immigrated to the United States as a 12-year-old with her Russian-born parents in 1939. She earned her master’s degree at 40 and her Ph.D. at age 50.
…In 1980, she wrote “Paths to Power: A Woman’s Guide from First Job to Top Executive” which quickly became a best-selling guide for women in the workplace.
…She taught the first college course in the country on women in management. In the mid-1980s, she became one of the first female members of Rotary International in California.
…Dr. Josefowitz has hosted her own television segment and has appeared regularly on National Public Radio and television talk shows, as well as writing her own nationally syndicated column. She also is a best-selling author and award-winning poet of 20 business and poetry books.
…A recent project focused on how men and women grieve and heal differently. Her book, “Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without,” is a reflection of her research and personal experiences on the subject.