Episode 196: Melanin & Medicine w/ Dr. Uwemedimo
For this week’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, a board-certified pediatrician, social impact entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Melanin & Medicine. During the conversation they discuss her experience as and journey to becoming a pediatrician (37:20) as well as how she moved beyond self-sacrifice and toward self-preservation as a medical professional (43:30). Next, they discuss her goals as an advocate (47:50) and her motivation for building Melanin & Medicine (53:15), a multi-six-figure company that offers support to BIPOC women physicians interested in shifting careers. They close the episode by having a conversation about ways to develop purpose-led businesses (57:36) as well as the joys and challenges of full-time social entrepreneurship (1:01:55).
Other Topics Include:
00:30 - Check in with Tyrell and Daphne
07:57 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News
32:45 - Introduction of the Topic
36:00 - Learn More About Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo
1:13:15 - Tyrell and Daphne Reflect on the Interview