In 2013, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg published her best-selling book Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead and ignited a national dialogue about the experience of ambitious professional women in the workplace. Editorial tempers flared as pundits from both sides of the issue debated if the modern woman could truly simultaneously manage a high-level profession, motherhood, and a lifestyle that is fulfilling to a myriad of creative or political ambitions. It’s safe to assume what side of that debate Dr. Catherine Begovic falls on.
Affectionately known as “Dr. Cat” to her 1.1 million Instagram followers, Begovic is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon. Outside of her successful Beverly Hills medical practice, she has recently launched a line of anti-aging beauty products called MD GLAM, is the co-publisher of Iron Man Magazine, mother to a young daughter, and a prolific model and television personality. Just one of her avocations would be enough to fill up an entire work week for most people, but Begovic not only manages her medical/business/media/family empire, she also maintains the workout regimen of a serious fitness model or competitor.
Hard work and dedication are nothing new to Begovic, who excelled in school and grew up with parents who both had PhDs in the sciences. (Her younger brother is also an MD.) After graduating with honors from Harvard with a degree in molecular and cellular biology, she received her medical doc