Someone has to do it first. But what does it take? Being the First showcases trailblazers, pioneers, and those who were “the first” in their field. Taking a look at the journey it took to get there, these candid discussions aim to destroy stereotypes and explore strategies to accomplish personal, professional, and societal goals.

Dr. Nieca Goldberg '79, a cardiologist, is a pioneer in women's heart health. She is the medical director of the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health at NYU Langone, and started the "Go Red for Women" campaign as a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association. In this installment of Being the First, Goldberg draws attention to how few women go into cardiology and offers advice to those who do. In conversation with Nikki Youngblood Giles, associate dean for Beyond Barnard, Goldberg says women must make heart health a priority and recognize the warning signs of a heart attack. She shares memories, insights, and medical advice on the following topics:

Barnard 

Career 

Life Lessons

Being the First is a series of conversations filmed in front of a live audience.