We will celebrate our 7th Annual Women of Influence Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 10th in New York City at The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom. This exciting event honors extraordinary women who have pushed the boundaries by achieving outstanding goals in business, work, family, home, and health while inspiring women around the globe to live their dreams. Every year, we love to chat with our honorees in the weeks leading up to our Women Of Influence event about their advice for other women and their connection to health, wellness and cancer.
Today we are proud to feature a Q&A with Rosanna Scotto, who will be honored on May 10th at The Plaza.
- What does it mean to you to be chosen as a Woman of Influence by the T.J. Martell Foundation?
I am so excited to be honored by this wonderful group and alongside such amazing women. I had the opportunity to meet Tony Martell a few years ago and his passion and commitment to making a difference in the fight against cancer have inspired me to do my part.
- What piece of advice would you give to young women today to inspire them to follow their dreams?
Don’t be afraid to fail. After navigating the television news world for over 30 years, I realize that my mistakes and disappointments helped shape my career. You need to fail in order to succeed.
- What steps do you take to make health and wellness a priority in your life?
I have never worked harder at health and wellness than I do now. I push myself to exercise several times a week and I practice meditation daily. It is difficult to shut off the work commitments, emails and social media that can overwhelm my day, but I have realized that taking 20 minutes to meditate makes me calmer and more focused.
- If you are comfortable, please share one way in which your life has been affected by cancer.
I’ve had my own health scare. I’ve lost family to cancer.
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