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Dr Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito FRANZCR is an accomplished Clinical Breast and Interventional Radiologist, as well as a solopreneur based in Cottesloe, Western Australia. She is the Clinical Director and Business Owner of Women’s & Breast Imaging (WBI), a specialized imaging center for women's and breast imaging. With over 23 years of experience in Radiology, Dr Vanessa is a qualified and fellowship-trained subspecialist in Breast and Musculoskeletal Imaging, Interventional and Vascular Radiology, and Paediatric Radiology.

Dr Vanessa is also a passionate educator and Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer at Curtin University, The University of Western Australia, and Edith Cowan University. She is a published co-author of four book anthologies, including Courage and Confidence: What It Really Takes To Succeed in Business, Global Girls - Find Your Thing, The Power To Rise Above, and Women Leading the Way.

She has received several awards, including the Millennial Achiever Award presented by Filipino Australian Club of Perth (2019), People’s Choice Gold Award for the ‘Making A Difference (Local Community)’ category presented by AusMumpreneur (2021), People’s Choice Silver Award for the ‘Health and Well-being’ category presented by AusMumpreneur (2021), and the Breast Radiologist of the Year presented by the Radiology Awards (2022). In April 2023, she was honoured with two global awards, including the Women changing the world - Women in Medicine category (Silver) and Women changing the world People's choice awards - Health and Well-being category (Bronze), and was a finalist for the Australian Small Business Champion Awards Doctors' Surgery category.

Dr Vanessa is a triathlete, wife, mother, and a well-respected Breast Imaging Specialist. She is committed to saving lives by spreading awareness about the importance of preventative medicine and early detection of breast cancer using advanced mammogram and ultrasound screening technologies available at WBI. Her mission is to empower women to take charge of their health and wellbeing by providing the highest level of care to her patients. Dr Vanessa is also an international and national academic and motivational speaker, providing practical strategies on self-care, self-compassion, resilience, and overcoming difficulties.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Dr Vanessa is actively involved in various community and charity initiatives. She volunteers her time and expertise to raise awareness about breast cancer and women's health issues and has participated in numerous fundraising events for breast cancer research and support services. Dr Vanessa is also passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the healthcare industry and is actively involved in mentoring and supporting women in medicine and other healthcare professions. She believes in empowering women to take leadership roles and make a positive impact in their fields.

Dr Vanessa's dedication and commitment to her profession, patients, and community make her a highly respected and admired figure in the healthcare industry. Her passion for promoting women's health and wellbeing and her commitment to excellence continue to inspire and motivate others to follow in her footsteps.

Learn more about Dr Vanessa and her achievements by visiting her profile on L.A. Style Magazine's Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs list presented by WO3. 

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