by Dr Renée Ralph, Co-Founder, The Brilliant Foundation
AUSTRALIA - Sixteen years ago, Dr Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito came by herself from the Philippines with only 30kg of luggage and 7kg hand carry bag to start a new life in Perth. She had to borrow money from her sister for her air ticket to Western Australia. In 2005, she bumped into Glenn Hipolito at Plaza Arcade Mall who proposed to her later that year.
In 2014, she acquired ownership of Women and Breast Imaging (WBI) business together with her husband Glenn. WBI is a boutique breast imaging centre based in Cottesloe. It is a 40 years old business, the first in Australia providing breast imaging service in private practice. It is the only private imaging centre in Western Australia sub-specialised in breast imaging.