Top Caribbean Executives Feature: Dr. Kerry Anne Perkins

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Remember the Gordons? @meetthegordons – The beautiful couple whose wedding took place during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protest and resulted in the most powerful wedding photos ever. The bride is Jamaican born Kerry Anne, a highly successful soldier, and OBGYN. A remarkable woman with a huge heart, she can often be found sharing really cool health tips on her social media pages. We asked Dr. Perkins to share a bit about her career success. Here is what she had to say …

My first job ever was…

My first official job was a pharmacy technician.  But truly, I braided hair as my main hustle from the age of 13 through my college years. This was my main source of income and support.  

I chose my career path because…

I love caring for, and connecting with women

The part of my role that I love the most is…

Watching a newborn baby take their first breath in my arms after delivering them. I also am always in awe watching the abundance of joy pour out of the hearts of parents as they meet their baby for the first time.

The biggest challenge of my career …

Work-life balance

My boldest move to date was…

Sacrificing my family and social life to go through medical school and residency.

My biggest setback was…

Not getting into the residency I wanted the first time I applied

I overcame it by…

Applying again and using my setback as motivation to try again and succeed. 

My best advice for anyone interested in a career in OBGYN…

Stay the course. Don’t ever let other people’s vision of you overshadow what you think of yourself. If anyone has done it, you can do it too. If no one has done it, you can be the first. Lastly, to be successful, you must fail.

A great leader is…

One who listens and thinks before they act , creates solidarity and unifies people, motivates others, and is transparent.

I describe my authentic self as being …

One that is fun, free, and uninhibited.

I came into my authentic self when I was …

Born 😊

I stay inspired by…

Underdogs

I am motivated by …

All that I never had growing up. My future children. New successes and accomplishments. Even if it means that I am the only one, I’m okay with that.

What advice would you give your 16-year-old self …

Don’t listen to doubters and naysayers. You are beautiful as you are.

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