PODCAST

Melanin & Medicine: Helping Black Women in Healthcare Thrive in Life, Career and Business

Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo

The Melanin & Medicine Podcast spotlights the inspirational journeys of Black, Indigenous & Women of Color (BIWOC) who are boldly leading in the health justice movement. Join Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo, empowerment coach, career transition mentor and social entrepreneurship strategist, for insightful conversations and lessons learned on how to reclaim your power, rediscover your purpose and make your pivot build, fund and grow your own innovations to create massive impact for the community you are called to serve. Our listeners are committed to health equity, so we'll also discuss current news about in health justice well as how to care for ourselves despite racism & sexism, so we can thrive and make the impact we are called to create.

Season 2 Finale  - Episode 17: The Importance of Birthing Your Best Work
May 25 2022
Season 2 Finale - Episode 17: The Importance of Birthing Your Best Work
As we approach the next change of season, it’s time to start thinking about what we — as Black women healthcare professionals at the forefront of making changes in health equity — have done, have yet to do, what seeds we will be planting, and what we’re not feeling quite ready or able yet to grow to fruition out of unpreparedness, fear, reticence, or hesitancy. If you’re feeling stuck in your life, career or business, and unsure how to move forward, I can help you. Check out our FREE transformational masterclass From Dreaming to Doing the Three Actionable Steps for Living Out Your Purpose. In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of normalizing , recognizing, and acknowledging the importance of the stages we take on the road to birthing our best.What You’ll Learn From This Episode:Why it's okay to be in the space before your best work actually gets bornWhy you don’t have to be 100% optimistic about the journey and to your best work and being ok with the journey that is part of getting thereUnderstanding you can’t do it all and being at the forefront of change in healthcare is less about doing everything on your own, but derived from funding, resources and networksRemembering to learn from your past in order to create and birth the work that will change your futureHow to apply three important questions for reflection and gauging your successBe sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Don’t forget to text PODCAST to 516-855-3557Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine HERE
Season 2 - Episode 16: 4 Key Steps to Building Your Vision Without Burnout
May 18 2022
Season 2 - Episode 16: 4 Key Steps to Building Your Vision Without Burnout
Asking ourselves what we are building rather than what we are doing is the key to shifting our entire frame of reference towards building our vision. That’s why episode 96 of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast is about 4 key steps to building your vision without burnout! In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of aligning our actions with our own priorities instead of others priorities and using S.O.A.R. to create our vision without self sacrifice. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: Becoming self aware to recognize where your tendencies and routines are not compatible with the ways in which you work best. Recognizing what opportunities we are missing out on because we are so consumed in other activities than can be delegated, automated, or deleted.Finding the blocks that are keeping you from taking action.    Recruiting and building a team to play key parts in making your vision happen. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Don’t forget to text PODCAST to 516-357-5811CONNECT WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine HERELINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Born to Build Book by Jim Clifton and Ph.D. Sangeeta Badal
Season 2 - Episode 15:  5 Strategies to Turn Your Passion into Profit
May 11 2022
Season 2 - Episode 15: 5 Strategies to Turn Your Passion into Profit
As a black healthcare professional, you have an opportunity to make a real difference in your community and the world. This is the perfect time to get funding to build your own healthcare organization that helps the underserved. You can take control of your future and contribute so much to the lives of others.  Be your own boss. Work with full confidence, passion, freedom, and a sense of purpose that comes from helping people live their best lives.Our Funding the Future Masterclass is happening at the end of the month. In this transformational workshop we'll be sharing THE FIVE SECRETS FOR BLACK WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE TO GET 6-FIGURE FUNDING AND GROW THEIR ENTERPRISES FOR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES (without loans or giving up equity)! If you have a desire to get funded to launch and grow your own healthcare business , you won't want to miss out. Reserve your seat here.That's why in this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast, I’m sharing  how to turn your passion into profit by following these 5 proven strategies.What You’ll Learn From This Episode:The biggest mistakes in trying to turn your passion into a profit.Ask yourself these important questions so you can accurately assess your life and map out your purpose and passion.Knowing your values is one of the key turning points. With clear values, you’ll be able to set better boundaries in your life.Having accountability will help you because what you’ve created needs to have expansion (and supportive people) behind it.The #1 thing that takes us away from profitability.Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine HERE
S2 - Episode 14: Creating Your Life Mission
May 4 2022
S2 - Episode 14: Creating Your Life Mission
Going through life without a mission can have serious ramifications on your health and wellbeing. That’s why episode 66 of the Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast is about creating your life and business mission! In this episode of the Melanin & MedicinePodcast, I’m sharing the importance of crafting your mission and ways you can identify your life mission for yourself.Looking for guidance? Or, do you just need a dose of accountability in your life, career or entrepreneurial journey? Complete an Intake Form and get personalized feedback from me that will help you head down the road to growth that will start you living your most fulfilled life.What You’ll Learn From This Episode:How do we get to our mission and how do we identify that for ourselves?Your mission isn’t literally something that comes out of thin air. It’s something you’ve done or have been doing, and you are missing it.So often we sit in our zone of excellence because we are good at something but we don’t feel satisfied with that work. We need to make sure we are creating a life that adds value to us.4 Questions you need to ask yourself to determine if you are on the right path toward your life missionBe sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources.
S2 - Episode 13: Five Power Moves You Should Be Doing at Your Current Job for A Successful Transition
Apr 27 2022
S2 - Episode 13: Five Power Moves You Should Be Doing at Your Current Job for A Successful Transition
Sometimes it's difficult to shift and approach what we have to leave behind to get to our next level. It's important that you are making sure that you're advocating for where you're supposed to be, whether that be in your current workplace or moving out of that workplace to another or your own healthcare entity and business. There's power in movement, but there's also power in staying where you are and leveraging where you're at for maximum success. To where you want to be.  To access that power, you need to plant yourself so you  have the soil, the sun, all of the specific things that you need to grow.  By the way, our Passion to Profit Masterclass is this upcoming weekend. In this transformational workshop we'll be sharing the 5 shifts that women of color in healthcare must make in order to grow businesses that create impact and income (even if you're still working a full-time job)! If you have a desire to launch and grow your own business for social impact and health justice, you won't want to miss out. Reserve your seat here.Things you'll learn from this episode:Using social media platforms to share your accomplishments as a power move that you can leverageRecognizing who needs to be in the support system for where you want to beRealize the areas of our lives that have not been cultivated that have been our blind spots and we figure out how to strengthen those Doing our due diligence to make sure that we are in the space that will literally push us to successIn this week's episode I share how a stressful situation affirmed my transition out of academia but also made me recognize the five things Black women in medicine & academia must be doing beforehand to ensure our success, whether you are transitioning to a different position at your job or transition out of your job.Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine HERE
S2: Episode 12 - Staying Confident and Motivated in our Careers as Black Women in Medicine
Apr 20 2022
S2: Episode 12 - Staying Confident and Motivated in our Careers as Black Women in Medicine
We find ourselves “doing” so often that we don’t take the time to reflect on how far we’ve come. That’s why this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast is about reflecting to stay motivated! As Black women, we often limit our dreams, our impact, our wealth & even our legacy by not owning our power & maximizing it.Knowing whether you are fully owning your power is essential for helping you learn how you can tap into more power to live the life you deserve. When you reach out to me via our Support Request Form, you'll receive personalized feedback from to help guide you in your purpose, prioritizing your goals and designing a sustainable plan to make it all happen.We'll be hosting our Passion to Profit Masterclass soon. In this transformational workshop we'll be sharing the 5 shifts that women of color in healthcare must make in order to grow businesses that create impact and income (even if you're still working a full-time job)! If you have you have a desire to launch and grow your own business for social impact and health justice, you won't want to miss out. Reserve your seat here.This week, I’m sharing the importance of reflecting back on how far you’ve come in order to stay motivated and driven going forward.What You’ll Learn From This Episode:Reflecting on the change that has occurred in your life over the past 12 months. Looking internally to notice change and drive our motivation when we might not be able to see it on the outside. How I have learned to create a vision of internal growth and start to recognize the fruits of my labor. Recognizing that the person you bring to the world in yourself is more valuable than what you bring to the world. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in healthcare to find their purpose and achieve their vision. And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!LINKS MENTIONED DURING THE EPISODE:Get professional or personal support from Melanin & Medicine by completing an intake  at us for our FREE masterclass on Saturday, April 30th at 12 PM EST. Register to grow your early or mid-stage healthcare social enterprise at more about Melanin & Medicine and Dr. Omolara at melaninandmedicine.co and tap into all of our resources.
S2- Episode 11: Facing Our Fear: Next Steps to Clarify Your Vision and Start Moving Forward!
Apr 13 2022
S2- Episode 11: Facing Our Fear: Next Steps to Clarify Your Vision and Start Moving Forward!
Life has a way of presenting challenges from all angles, but it’s important not to allow those barriers to redefine the way you view your ability to change what you CAN change. Don’t settle into a rut - continue to look for a way out and find a solution. Your best life still exists. Trusting your vision is paramount to knowing that you can redesign your normal.So I have to ask: Where are you at this point? Do you have all of these things that lay a solid foundation for crafting your pivot? Or do gaps exist where you are realizing you need additional support to overcome your blocks?Don’t forget, you can get direct support from me personally on your career, life, or health justice entrepreneurship journey. All you have to do is fill out our Support Request Form in order to get the support and accountability guidance you’ve been looking for.Too many of us are suffering in silence and in isolation. This is some of the most important work you may do - you cannot afford to approach your pivot with anything less than full vigor and preparation.In this week's episode of Melanin & Medicine you’ll learn:Why it’s important to guard yourself against learned helplessnessThe five best practices around making the shift into your purpose and overcoming the fear that usually accompanies this pivotWhy suffering alone is no longer acceptable…and much more!Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigenous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources
S2 - Episode 10: Protecting and Preserving Each Other as Black Women in Healthcare
Apr 6 2022
S2 - Episode 10: Protecting and Preserving Each Other as Black Women in Healthcare
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 itWhy we women need each other and the importance of connecting as a unit to further health justiceHow 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 thatHow 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 Indigenous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine hereLINKS MENTIONED
S2 - Episode 9: How Dr. Stella Safo was able to Overcome Workplace Trauma to Build a Powerful Movement Creating More Just and Equitable Healthcare Systems
Mar 30 2022
S2 - Episode 9: How Dr. Stella Safo was able to Overcome Workplace Trauma to Build a Powerful Movement Creating More Just and Equitable Healthcare Systems
Dr. Stella Safo is a Harvard trained board certified HIV primary care physician, and an expert in healthcare delivery modeling. An advocate in the highest sense –  who's committed to gender and racial equity – she's a founding member of Equity Now at Mount Sinai where she worked Vote Health and a co-founder of Coalition to Advance Anti-Racism and Medicine. She's been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Yahoo, finance, CBS. In 2020 she was named one of modern healthcare's top minority clinicians to watch. Her work as CEO and founder of Just Equity for Health is from a space of being in multiple areas of leadership in clinical transformation and healthcare consulting research, and being able to think about ways that we can bring equity into systems and, and create systems change.Here at Melanin & Medicine,  we're dedicated to our mission to provide a one-stop shop for community and coaching for Black women in healthcare. Take a moment to complete our Support Request Form so we can learn how we can support your personal development, work-life integration, career planning & transition or even pivoting into entrepreneurshipIn this episode of the Melanin & Medicine podcast we discuss  where we can start to think about ourselves as change agents and get some lessons around Dr. Safo’s story around seeing what we do really as a push for us to be a change agent — no matter how big or small — and, how we do that is not only dependent on who we are, but also who we allow ourselves to be.What You’ll Learn From This Episode:Knowing when your body and soul are telling you what it needs. Finding balance in life, and understanding the dangers of working so hard in an environment that is toxic and abusiveHow resourcing power and research works decisions are being made at the table of  highest levels — about funds and healthcare innovations will be used — and how often voices of patients practicing clinicians, and the people who have gone to med school are not in the roomOur responsibility to make sure that our patients are safe, especially our historically marginalized populationsDeveloping the seed in your head to one day run a health system company and do it in a way where people's humanity is at the forefront…and much more!Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigenous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine hereLINKS MENTIONED WITH DR. STELLA SAFO
S2 - Episode 8: How to Determine When It’s Time to Make a Pivot in Your Healthcare Career
Mar 23 2022
S2 - Episode 8: How to Determine When It’s Time to Make a Pivot in Your Healthcare Career
As health justice centered people in particular, much of the work that we do is quite comfortable. And, it's sometimes difficult to have a clear vision in general for our lives and careers in order to determine what is worth staying for or keeping in our lives opposed to what we should to eliminate, leave and let go to gain personal clarity, career success, and economic independence. We forget to stop and reflect, which keeps us in spaces that do not allow us to evolve, even though our bodies are telling us to move or shift or do something different.We'll be hosting our Passion to Profit Masterclass Monday March 28th. In this transformational workshop we'll be sharing the 5 shifts that women of color in healthcare must make in order to grow businesses that create impact and income (even if you're still working a full-time job)! If you have you have a desire to launch and grow your own business for social impact and health justice, you won't want to miss out. Reserve your seat here.In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine podcast we discuss the ways to determine when it's time to pivot in your career and determine where our expertise and our genius can be best used to make the most impact and support the most people. .What You’ll Learn From This Episode:How to designate and determine if it’s time for you to make shifts in your justice center careerHow you can find freedom spaces inside of your organization that bring meaning If you can address your desire to pivot internally in your workplace? And, if not, being comfortable with making a complete shiftHow to create something outside of your organization or workplace to move quickly into an impactful and highly visible health justice and equity career space…and much more!Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigenous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine hereLINKS MENTIONED
S2 - Episode 7: How to Integrate Professional Speaking As a Powerful (and Profitable) Way to Impact the Health of Our Communities
Mar 16 2022
S2 - Episode 7: How to Integrate Professional Speaking As a Powerful (and Profitable) Way to Impact the Health of Our Communities
As women of color, we have a unique amount of both professional experience that's been curated and personal connections. The ideas that we come up with in terms of what we think is going to be helpful for the health of our communities are extremely culturally informed. Why aren't these accessible to the larger audience? Why aren't we making sure these are available to as many people as possible? If you are someone who has worked in healthcare at any point you have a speaking possibility, if you choose to pursue it. And, it is going to be both powerful for your work and profitable for you.Before we get into our topic, we'll be hosting our Passion to Profit Masterclass soon. In this transformational workshop we'll be sharing the 5 shifts that women of color in healthcare must make in order to grow businesses that create impact and income (even if you're still working a full-time job)! If you have you have a desire to launch and grow your own business for social impact and health justice, you won't want to miss out. Reserve your seat here.In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine podcast we discuss making a shift in our work to add speaking as a revenue stream that allows for us to create bandwidth in our clinical work as well as really feel like we’re making an impact outside of one-to-one care.What You’ll Learn From This Episode:Professional speaking and the mistakes that you need to avoidHow to use speaking of opportunities that can go the long distance to leverage your businessThe importance of learning the art of pitching yourself to media speaking platforms and being Determining if you will focus your speaking efforts on being a specialist or a generalistThe importance of creating a frameworkHow to always make sure that you are clear about your speaking intention ie and your call to action…and much more!Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigenous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine hereLINKS MENTIONED
S2 - Episode 6: How Dr. Dedra Beckles Is Building a Spirituality-Led Practice to Provide Freedom and Safety in Healthcare for Black Communities
Mar 9 2022
S2 - Episode 6: How Dr. Dedra Beckles Is Building a Spirituality-Led Practice to Provide Freedom and Safety in Healthcare for Black Communities
Dr. Dedra Beckles is a family physician who pivoted out of the corporate medicine space after 16 years to create — together with her partner who is a licensed clinical psychologist — a spiritually integrated practice, designed to promote true healing for black communities. They are providing physical health services, behavioral health services, social services, and spiritual support,  helping patients of color achieve exceptional levels of health and wellness without the fear of racism and discrimination that is rife rife in corporate medical systems.Don’t forget, you can complete our Discovery Form. It’s FREE and takes only 5-minutes! We want to learn how the Melanin & Medicine team can support you to plan, build, fund, or grow your healthcare practice or consulting firm to serve diverse, underserved communities. And, by filling out the Discovery Form we create a roadmap for you to entrepreneurial success.In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine podcast we discuss how It's never too late to pivot into into the work you are supposed to be doing and the avenues available to help you start to move it into reality.What You’ll Learn From This Episode:The shift that occurs when you feel a God-led desire to move away from what you felt would be your “forever job” and into your own healthcare businessHow to stand in who we are authentically as black women in this the healthcare space — in all of our power and all of our gloryHow to conquer “imposter syndrome” and the feelings of difficulty experienced when moving into your own entrepreneurial spaceUnderstanding that corporate medicine isn’t immune to anti-Blackness, and how we protecting ourselves from it by moving into our own spiritual-led practices…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.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Our new website has launched! Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine hereLINKS MENTIONED
S2- Episode 5: How to Transform Our Health Interventions To Address Anti-Black Racism
Mar 2 2022
S2- Episode 5: How to Transform Our Health Interventions To Address Anti-Black Racism
What allows racial segregation to happen? Why do communities with proximity to whiteness have higher density of health and increased quality of care? And, as physicians serving Black patients, are we doing the work of remaining familiar with the laws and red-lining in government that has created such silos. How do we break down the barriers that have created these silos that we're trying to redistribute equity across? Before we get deeper into the topic, don’t forget, you can complete our Discovery Form. It’s FREE and takes only 5-minutes! We want to learn how the Melanin & Medicine team can support you to plan, build, fund, or grow your healthcare practice or consulting firm to serve diverse, underserved communities. And, by filling out the Discovery Form we create a roadmap for you to entrepreneurial success.In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine podcast we discuss centering anti-black racism and making sure our interventions are addressing it, particularly in terms of dismantling and making sure our health interventions are equitable and just. What You’ll Learn From This Episode:Why it’s important to determine why anti-blackness silos exist and the ways you can break them down in your enterpriseThe importance of providing healthcare solutions that are responsive and deep enough to result in change for those that have the least proximate to whitenessHow to make sure the things that lead people potentially having to live in certain areas versus others is the focus and target of your health interventions How to determine the potential benefits for black communities in the type of intervention work you are doing…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.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Our new website has launched! Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine here.LINKS MENTIONED
S2- Episode 4: How to Increase the Visibility of Your Work for Greater Impact on Communities of Color
Feb 23 2022
S2- Episode 4: How to Increase the Visibility of Your Work for Greater Impact on Communities of Color
As women of color, a lot of us are indoctrinated to not make waves; to blend in. We were led to be unsure of how the work we are doing would be received, so we became comfortable with shrinking our visibility. But, many of us want to have an impact and want to have our ideas and solutions in health justice extend and not feel as if we are doing something outside of the norm or “outside of the box”. We want vocalization and visibility to be the accepted standard for BIWOC in medicine.Don’t forget, the FREE Stop Waiting & Start Creating workshop, with Dr. Omolara — who has won six-figure funding for two successful social enterprises — is coming up soon! In it she teaches you how your social impact business or practice idea or vision CAN be primed for maximum funding opportunities.  In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine podcast we discuss visibility and what it would look like if the work you were doing — and the results you were getting for communities of color —  happened in multiple spaces and had a multiplier effect.What You’ll Learn From This Episode:How to shift from being a generalist to a specialist in your workHow to identify the levers that will identify the solutions you intend supply and present to your communityHow to create a framework to leverage your community networks in order to present those solutionsHow to niche and fine tune your specific focus in order to enter your “speciality bubble” …and much more!Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigenous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Don’t forget, you can complete our Business Profitability Assessment Form so we can learn how the Melanin & Medicine team can support you to plan, build, fund, or grow your healthcare practice or consulting firm to serve diverse, underserved communities.Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH on her website: melaninandmedicine.co and to take a look and tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine hereLINKS MENTIONED
S2- Episode 3: Examining Your Current Career to Build & Grow A Business that Creates Health Equity
Feb 16 2022
S2- Episode 3: Examining Your Current Career to Build & Grow A Business that Creates Health Equity
For some of us our workplace is an evolutionary space; a test space to learn what it is we truly desire to truly do. As women of color, many of us have recognized we have to do things differently. We have our jobs, the day-to-day work we do for a clinic, hospital, or organization that earn us a paycheck. But, we’re also out in the community doing healthcare justice work that really matters to us: spreading community health education, creating health programs, launching health fairs, building advocacy and creating partnerships, etc. And, spreading ourselves so thin — while holding a full-time job —-  can be exhausting.In our FREE Stop Waiting & Start Creating workshop, Dr. Omolara — who has won six-figure funding for two successful social enterprises — teaches you how your social impact business or practice idea or vision CAN be primed for maximum funding opportunities.  That’s why this episode of the Melanin & Medicine podcast allows you to examine if your current career is limiting or lifting your impact in the healthcare space. What You’ll Learn From This Episode:How to compensate for your time as a health justice professionalHow to identify the work that your community most needs from youHow to create change in your career to focus your time on the work you find most important and extraordinary to youHow to stop limiting your impact and allow yourself to show up in your highest power…and much more!Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigenous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Don’t forget, you can complete our Business Profitability Assessment Form so we can learn how the Melanin & Medicine team can support you to plan, build, fund, or grow your healthcare practice or consulting firm to serve diverse, underserved communities.Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Our new website has launched! Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine hereLINKS MENTIONED
S2 - Episode 2: The 4 Key Ingredients for Building Health Equity Work that Can Get Funded
Feb 9 2022
S2 - Episode 2: The 4 Key Ingredients for Building Health Equity Work that Can Get Funded
When we think about entrepreneurship, we think bootstrapping. We’re so used to having or using the least amount of resources from our own pockets or paychecks to make things happen. But, think about it… who does that serve?  When it comes to entrepreneurship funding and evaluation need to be thought of as a key part of the work you do to build a business. In our FREE Stop Waiting & Start Creating workshop, Dr. Omolara — who has won six-figure funding for two successful social enterprises — teaches you how your social impact business or practice idea or vision CAN be primed for maximum funding opportunities.  When people spend money on something they don’t just want to spend, they want to invest. That’s why this episode focuses on thinking about ways that we not just do the work of creating a business, but make sure your efforts and ideas attract social investors so your business can be sustainable. And, in order to attract those investors, you need to deeply evaluate your social impact entrepreneurship venture. What You’ll Learn From This Episode:How to make sure you create a social impact business that is valuable How to ensure your social impact business is viableHow to create a novel social impact business that is sustainable and verifiable Ways to position your social entrepreneurship venture as a scalable and visionary business …and much more!Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigenous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurship that get funded. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Don’t forget, you can complete our Discovery Form so we can learn how the Melanin & Medicine team can support you to plan, build, fund, or grow your healthcare practice or consulting firm to serve diverse, underserved communities.Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at: WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Our new website has launched! Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine.LINKS MENTIONED
S2- Episode 1: How To Get Unstuck So You Can Get to Your Next Level in Your Health Equity Work
Feb 2 2022
S2- Episode 1: How To Get Unstuck So You Can Get to Your Next Level in Your Health Equity Work
Welcome to Season 2 of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast!There are so many times when we feel like we’re being blocked from reaching our goals by our own anxiety or hesitancy. This is a pretty common feeling among BIWOC women in healthcare – especially those in positions of creating opportunities for the underserved in the space of health justice. The reality is that we’re not stuck. We’re simply not regularly tapping into the key behaviors that help to keep us moving. It’s just a matter of knowing  the decision to do so, breaking it up into manageable chunks, and taking those actions.Don’t forget, you can complete our Discovery Form so we can learn how the Melanin & Medicine team can support you to plan, build, fund, or grow your healthcare practice or consulting firm to serve diverse, underserved communities.On our first episode of this new season, we’re discussing the strategies that will help get you unstuck whenever you encounter a roadblock in your healthy equity work.WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE:How to stay the course and remain grounded in your social impact entrepreneurship journeyHow  to tap into the WHY of your enterprise in order to feel truly connected to your visionHow to find motivation WHEN you feel overwhelmed in your health justice workThe importance of determining WHO and WHAT you need in order to help you move past your blocks and build your vision …and much more!Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me with your key takeaways! Make sure to share with a friend Listen to more episodes at SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEWDon’t forget to subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts HERE!CONNECT WITH USOur new website has launched! Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine hereLINKS MENTIONED
Episode 117: Empowering Underrepresented Women in Medicine to Transform Healthcare: Behind the Movement with Team Melanin & Medicine
Jan 26 2022
Episode 117: Empowering Underrepresented Women in Medicine to Transform Healthcare: Behind the Movement with Team Melanin & Medicine
Since our inception, Melanin & Medicine has shifted from helping Black women physicians thrive inside of existing healthcare structures to making a decision to help them create new ways of being, new ways of transforming healthcare that don’t need to fit into what has traditionally been presented to them. That’s why episode 117 of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast is about empowering underrepresented women in medicine to transform healthcare!Complete our Discovery Form so we can learn how we can support you to plan, build, fund, or grow your healthcare practice or consulting firm to serve diverse, underserved communitiesAs we move to our new season and start 2022, we wanted to give you a behind the scenes moment with our team to learn about who we are, what we've learned that is so important for all of you who are committed to doing this transformative health equity work.What You’ll Learn From This Episode:How to shift with ease when the vision of your work expands or changesHow to decide and feel confident in your role in the health equity movementHow to create the bandwidth to use their genius and gift to dismantle and help rebuild the systems.How to accept when your work is moving from a mission to ministry to movement, and when to build your teamBe sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Don’t forget to text PODCAST to 516-855-3557Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine HERE
Episode 116: How to Stop Self-sabotaging Your Income & Impact in Social Entrepreneurship
Jan 19 2022
Episode 116: How to Stop Self-sabotaging Your Income & Impact in Social Entrepreneurship
Self-sabotage often is something we continually overlook as we build, fund, and grow our businesses but is actually one of the most critical things we need to be aware of in this journey. That’s why episode 116 of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast is about how to overcome self-sabotaging your income & impact in social entrepreneurship!The Stop Waiting, Start Creating Workshop is a FREE workshop where you will learn the basics of building and procuring funding for your practice as a social entrepreneur. Make sure you reserve your spot to see how focusing on serving those with highest-need can access more diverse funding streams.In this episode, I’m sharing the importance of identifying where you may be self-sabotaging your business and how to fix it.The 3 Most Important Ways Self-Sabotage Shows Up Are:Not strategically networking both online and offline to build connections that can accelerate the progress of your work. Avoiding partnering with others who can help us build bigger and make an impact on more people.Thinking we always have to bootstrap and fund everything ourselves instead of seeking funding that can take us further, faster. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Don’t forget to text PODCAST to 516-855-3557Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine HERE
Episode 115: How to Build, Fund & Grow Your Idea into A Social Enterprise That Makes Significant Impact & Income
Jan 12 2022
Episode 115: How to Build, Fund & Grow Your Idea into A Social Enterprise That Makes Significant Impact & Income
We all have gifts and skills that we have already been utilizing so to go bigger, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, you just have to use what you have already done. That’s why episode 115 of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast is about how to build and grow the million-dollar social enterprise that you’re probably sitting on right now.Stop Waiting & Start Creating is a FREE  workshop where you get an opportunity to solidify the vision that your is business and recognize that it CAN be primed for maximum funding opportunities. There, I take a close look at your business or business idea and offer personalized  building and funding recommendations based on where you are in order to get you to where you want to be.In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of acknowledging and understanding that not everyone has your unique combination of skills and taking action without holding yourself back by focusing on perfection instead of excellence. The 3 pieces of homework I want you to do after listening to this episode are:Take an inventory of your gifts, skills, and most importantly- how you have made a difference to people.Ideate how the things you listed in step number 1 can bring value now by making an impact on various groups and communities. Improve on that by looking at your network and understanding who needs that value right now.Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Don’t forget to text PODCAST to 516-357-5811Learn more about Melanin & Medicine and Omolara at WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:Tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine HERE