Home: Edmond, OK. Age: 42. Birthplace: Austin, TX. Profession: Medical device inventor and company founder. Organization: Watkins-Conti Products, Inc. Title: Founder | CEO.
Current project: Yoni.Fit. Recent recognition: Nominated for Women of The Year and recognized as top CEO 2022. Recent professional development: Finished clinical trials at Stanford, Thomas Jefferson and NYU. Latest accomplishment: I now have 49 patents globally. Latest contribution to others: Bringing a non-invasive solution to the one in three women who experience stress urinary incontinence. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Being a single mom, raising money for and inventing an intravaginal medical device. Hobbies: I love to sing. Recent travel or adventure: I pretty much take my kiddos with me everywhere.
Personality profile: Total nerd that prefers patent writing and reviewing statical data over partying. What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Sincere. Moral compass: The same God that made me made you. What is your greatest joy? My children. What word or phrase do you use far too often? Interesting. What natural talent have you neglected? Music. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Surgeons. What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Travel and massages. What is at the top of your bucket list? The Maldives. How do you relieve stress? Hot yoga.
What was your first paying job? Working for my dad. What was your favorite college course? Psychology. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Original artwork. Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? My grandfather, Delmar Watkins. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Nothing is going to be handed to you. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Just start. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? The internet. What is your favorite app? Mind Body. What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? Becoming a mom.
I have a lot of inventions to improve female pelvic health .
What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Obtaining FDA approval. What change would you like to see in the world? I want our youth to stop being stuck in their phones. What message do you want to send out into the world? You are perfect just as you are. What widely held belief do you reject? When someone tells me I can’t. What mega-trend most concerns you? Filters.
As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A Rockstar. After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? Pictures. What advice would you give your younger self? You are beautiful – stop worrying that others disagree. What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? My teen years.
Personal mission: Developing affordable and effective solutions for life altering difficulties faced in today’s environment. Favorite quote: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take” (Wayne Gretzky).