MICHELLE WHITLOCK: AN OVERVIEW

 
 
 

Who is Michelle Whitlock? What can she do?

 
Award-winning author of How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice and motivational speaker who is committed to improving women's health. At the age of twenty-six, Michelle was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer, and two short-years later she battled a recurrence. Determined no other women should suffer from this preventable disease, Michelle started sharing her story. She has combined her years of leadership, resilience, and survivorship with her passion for women's health to help empower thousands of women across the Nation. Michelle is devoted to erasing the stigma associated with the HPV virus, starting a national conversation about gynecological cancers, and helping women reclaim healthy, satisfying intimate relationships after cancer.
 
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Michelle Whitlock

Advocate

As both a woman AND a survivor of a preventable cancer I feel the need to spread the word to anyone who will listen, using my experiences as a tool to help others.

Author

How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice: A Memoir of Love, Hope, and Empowerment is my book, my memoir, which helps me educate and inspire other women to be successful at life, despite what is thrown at them…

Speaker

My conviction that no other woman should suffer from this preventable disease prompted me to start sharing my story through my memoir and my frequent guest appearances.

Survivor

At just twenty-six, I was diagnosed with HPV-induced cervical cancer, which changed my life. After several back-and-forth battles, radical treatment decisions and more sleepless nights than I could possibly count, I am cancer-free.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 
 
 
 

Women's Health & Cancer Advocate, Writer, Speaker

 
 
 

Independent Advocate and Educational/Motivational Speaker (www.MichelleLeeWhitlock.com)

Key note speaker and subject expert on women's health topic: HPV &cervical cancer prevention, the cancer patient experience, survivorship, fertility preservation options for women with cancer and sex after gynecological cancer. Michelle works with a wide variety of audiences including: healthcare providers, survivors, politicians and the general public as well as news segments and documentaries. Organizations include, but not limited to:

  • SGNO (Society of Gynecologic Nurse Oncologists)
  • ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists)
  • KY & MO Immunization Conferences (sponsored through CDC grants)
  • Qiagen—Survivor Spokesperson (sales increased 32% during my advocacy work with physicians)
  • NPWH (Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health)
  • GlaxcoSmithKline—Cervarix Spokesperson
  • TN and WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
  • Clemson University, University of Mississippi, UT Extension, etc
  • Tennessee Cancer Coalition
  • Baptist Memorial Healthcare
  • Huffington Post Live
  • Fox News
  • Women in Government
 

Author

 
 
 

Books, Magazine Articles, etc.

Award-winning writing on the following subject matter: HPV & cervical cancer awareness, survivorship, fertility preservation and reclaiming a healthy sex life after cancer. Publications and accomplishments include but not limited to:

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  • Book: How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice: a memoir of love, hope and empowerment
  • Women's Issues, Indie Reader Discovery Award 2013
  • Women's Health, Indie Excellence Award 2012
  • Non-Fiction Memoir, Reader's Favorite 2012
  • Women's Health, The USA Best Book Awards 2012
  • Autobiography, Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2012
  • Overcoming Adversity, Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2012
  • Women's Issues, Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2012
  • Cure Magazine Feb 2013
  • Coping Magazine Jan 2010
  • MAMM magazine May 2007
 

Hologic

 
 
 

Executive Imaging Account Manager

Responsible for driving new technology adoption along with creating solutions for breast and skeletal health programs through strategic relationships. Successful implementation of mammography, skeletal health, and interventional programs including work flow and IT solutions, marketing strategies, and community education and awareness.

 

Stryker Medical

 
 
 

Territory Manager—Patient Handling Division, West Tennessee/North Mississippi/North-Eastern Arkansas

Works independently to sell Stryker Medical products both capital and surgical disposables. Utilizes a consultative approach to achieve assigned quota by calling on customers and building relationships at all levels within organizations: C-Suites, directors, hospital/nursing staff, departmental decision makers, administrators, and surgeons, to identify potential pain points and opportunities to increase efficiency while offering solutions to meet and exceed my customer's needs. Manage clinical trials throughout the Hospital Setting including but not limited to the following departments: Emergency, OR, Cath Lab, Endoscopy, Surgical Services, as well as stand-alone Surgery Centers.

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Payless Shoe Source (Parade of Shoes prior to 1/97)

 
 
 

District Sales Manager, West Tennessee/North-West Mississippi/North-East Arkansas

Results driven multi-unit manager with extensive experience in driving sales through exceptional customer relations and service. Accountable for operation of up to 26 stores with annual volume of over $13 million. Responsible for human resource management, ensuring stores are prepared to drive sales, consistently meeting and exceeding financial goals. Managed several concepts.

Training Supervisor, Maryland/District of Columbia & West Tennessee/North Mississippi

Accountable for overall operations and profit of retail sales store with annual volume up to $1 million. Responsible for leveraging my team building, facilitation, and leadership abilities to drive sales, develop talent, and exceed customer expectations. Trained all new store managers for the district and supervised a group of 5-6 other store managers.

EDUCATION

 
 
 
 

Bachelors of Science—Organizational Management, magna cum laude - (May 2002)

Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University), Tacoma Park, MD

Associate of the Arts—Business Administration, magna cum laude - (May 1999)

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

ADDITIONAL INFO

 
 
 

Volunteer Positions

 
 
 
  • Fertile Action, Board Member - April 2011 through April 2013
  • Tennessee Cancer Coalition, Women's Cancers Chair - January 2010 through January 2012
  • Pearl of Wisdom Campaign, Director - August 2009 through January 2011
  • National Cervical Cancer Coalition - August 2008 through January 2010
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