As Black women in healthcare, it’s extremely important for us to be observant about where justice is, who is not at the table and what’s not being talked about. In this space, that can be very hard to do. And, it’s particularly important to remember that —  doing the type of work we do —  healthcare workers go through a lot and have a high rate of burnout and mental illness. 

In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine podcast we discuss why protecting and preserving each other as Black women in healthcare is essential to the collective movement and to pushing ourselves forward.

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Why it’s important to interrogate our lives, interrogate our power, and how and where to utilize it
  • Why we women need each other and the importance of connecting as a unit to further health justice
  • How to address where or if you’re taking somebody’s power, where or if you haven’t acknowledged somebody’s power, and how are you address that
  • How polite timidity is killing us, and how we can move in assertive solidarity to go for the throat of fear

…and much more!

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigineous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.

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Protecting and Preserving Each Other as Black Women in Healthcare

April 6, 2022

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Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo is a healthcare social entrepreneurship & funding consultant, specializing BIPOC, women-led healthcare practices partnering with community organizations to create health justice for historically excluded & under-resourced communities.
 As a pediatrician, researcher, and researcher she has secured $2 million in grant funding and has led inter-professional teams to build and scale healthcare delivery and research programs to achieve health equity for marginalized youth and families.