70 episodes

Welcome to the Melanin, Medicine and Motherhood podcast. This is the freedom space where we elevate the voices of Black women in medicine & academia to share the innovative ways they are making communities, families and themselves better. We also discuss the challenges and solutions that come with navigating this path. I’m your host, Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, your success strategist- Black woman, pediatrician, social entrepreneur, wife and mom of 2 fierce and fearless girls. I am also the founder of Melanin, Medicine and Motherhood, an organization that provides community, courses and coaching programs to empower Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision. You can learn more at www.melaninmedicinemotherhood.com

Melanin, Medicine & Motherhoo‪d‬ Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo

    • Medicine
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Welcome to the Melanin, Medicine and Motherhood podcast. This is the freedom space where we elevate the voices of Black women in medicine & academia to share the innovative ways they are making communities, families and themselves better. We also discuss the challenges and solutions that come with navigating this path. I’m your host, Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, your success strategist- Black woman, pediatrician, social entrepreneur, wife and mom of 2 fierce and fearless girls. I am also the founder of Melanin, Medicine and Motherhood, an organization that provides community, courses and coaching programs to empower Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision. You can learn more at www.melaninmedicinemotherhood.com

    Episode 69: Making Courageous Career Moves with Dr. Nikkisha McCrea, MD, MPOWERED Client

    Episode 69: Making Courageous Career Moves with Dr. Nikkisha McCrea, MD, MPOWERED Client

    Changing careers isn’t easy, but Dr. Nikkisha McCrea, MD found a way that she was able to navigate a career shift and find her purpose. That’s why episode 69 of the Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast is about navigating a purposeful career change! Take my free MPOWERED Self-Assessment for Black Women in Medicine & Academia where you’ll uncover the domain that requires the most growth to help you start living your most fulfilled life. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: The importance of trusting your intuition and gut when making career changes that are more aligned with your values and the direction you want to take. It’s easy to get wrapped up in doing and we forget to be. That’s the power of knowing your purpose. The community has been a path of self discovery for Dr. Nikkisha McCrea, MD and she goes through the core principles of the program. You have to be OK with being vulnerable and asking for help. If you don’t voice it, you won’t 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: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram Join the FB Community for Black women in medicine and academia Join the Membership Book a Discovery Call with Omolara!

    • 42 min
    Episode 68: Knowing your "Tendency" to do Meaningful Work, Improve your Work with Others & Reduce Conflict

    Episode 68: Knowing your "Tendency" to do Meaningful Work, Improve your Work with Others & Reduce Conflict

    The four tendencies help you to understand how you can get yourself to do things, how you can influence others to do things. That’s why episode 68 of the Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast is about using your tendencies to do meaningful work, improve your work with others and reduce conflict! In this episode of the Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of understanding what your tendency is and how you can lean into your tendency to improve your life. Take my free MPOWERED Self-Assessment for Black Women in Medicine & Academia where you’ll uncover the domain that requires the most growth to help you start living your most fulfilled life. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: Don’t’ forget to sign up for the Pivot into your Purpose workshop, our -day workshop to help you recognize what you’ve overcome, stop settling and start living the life you deserve. The four tendencies help you to understand how you can get yourself to do things, how you can influence others to do things. We break down each of the tendencies so you can determine which one resonates with you and how you can use your primary tendency to connect with others in a better way. 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: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram Join the FB Community for Black women in medicine and academia Join the Membership Book a Discovery Call with Omolara!

    • 41 min
    Episode 67: Self-Preservation with Dr. Ciri Press

    Episode 67: Self-Preservation with Dr. Ciri Press

    We are talking about owning your power as a Black woman in the workplace and in your life. That’s why episode 67 of the Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast is about self-preservation with Dr. Ciri Press! Dr. Ciri P is a board-certified internal medicine physician who practices hospital medicine in the Atlanta area. She was born and raised on the Westside of Chicago, and she only decided to leave her beloved city for residency training in Richmond, VA. While in training, she started Sistas In Medicine ®, an organization that focuses on the mentorship of aspiring black female physicians. She has also launched a YouTube channel where she discusses The Beauty of Medicine™️and all of the insider info that the everyday person might want or need to know about the healthcare system. With the ultimate goal of motivating more black women to enter the medical field, Dr. Ciri will stop at nothing to achieve that end. She aims to inspire in all that she does. Take my free MPOWERED Self-Assessment for Black Women in Medicine & Academia where you’ll uncover the domain that requires the most growth to help you start living your most fulfilled life. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: Don’t’ forget to sign up for the Pivot into your Purpose workshop, our -day workshop to help you recognize what you’ve overcome, stop settling and start living the life you deserve. The biggest motivator for Dr. Ciri was her children. If you have kids, your default to help preserve How we can navigate stressors in work and life along with some strategies you can implement today to help you reset how you feel in your situation Ways that you can protect your energy by setting boundaries that align with your values The importance of community as we navigate life and motherhood as Black women physicians 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: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram Join the FB Community for Black women in medicine and academia Join the Membership Book a Discovery Call with Omolara!

    • 45 min
    Episode 66: Creating your Life Mission

    Episode 66: 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, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of crafting your mission and ways you can identify your life mission for yourself. Take my free MPOWERED Self-Assessment for Black Women in Medicine & Academia where you’ll uncover the domain that requires the most growth to help you start 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 mission 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: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram Join the FB Community for Black women in medicine and academia Join the Membership Book a Discovery Call with Omolara!

    • 48 min
    Episode 65: Bringing Empowerment into the Everyday Life with Dr. Nneka Ichoku

    Episode 65: Bringing Empowerment into the Everyday Life with Dr. Nneka Ichoku

    This week, episode 65 of the Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast is all about embodying empowerment and bringing that empowerment into your everyday life! Dr. Nneka Ichoku DO, MPH is s board-certified osteopathic family physician with certification in acupuncture. Take my free MPOWERED Self-Assessment for Black Women in Medicine & Academia where you’ll uncover the domain that requires the most growth to help you start living your most fulfilled life. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: Sometimes our bodies give us clues to the level of stress we are feeling It’s an ongoing journey of getting more comfortable with my own voice It’s important that as Women of Color who are in medicine, we need to tell our patients that we truly believe them. Understanding yourself and what you need as a human can help you be a better physician and ask better questions of your patients so you can address their problems more holistically 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. NNEKA ICHOKU DO, MPH: Instagram The Victorious Working Mom Podcast CONNECT WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH: Join the Membership LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram Book a Discovery Call with Omolara!

    • 44 min
    Episode 64: Learning to be a Leader with MPOWERED member Dr. Meyeneobong Inyang

    Episode 64: Learning to be a Leader with MPOWERED member Dr. Meyeneobong Inyang

    You might be feeling that who you are is not who you are supposed to be. Or you know you could show up as more of yourself That’s why episode 64 of the Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast is about showing up as a leader! In this episode of the Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast, I’m sharing behind the scenes with MPOWERED member Dr. Meyeneobong Inyang. Take my free MPOWERED Self-Assessment for Black Women in Medicine & Academia where you’ll uncover the domain that requires the most growth to help you start living your most fulfilled life. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: What MPOWERED really looks like from the eyes of a member who has transformed her life through the community How Dr. Meyeneobong Inyang got clear on her direction and how she wanted to show up as a leader in her career Dr. Meyeneobong Inyang shares how she became more self-aware, improved her skills with conflict resolution, and the support system she’s developed through MPOWERED Join the Own Your Power Challenge: New Year, Who Dis? In our Facebook Community 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: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram Join the FB Community for Black women in medicine and academia Join the Membership Book a Discovery Call with Omolara!

    • 33 min

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4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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Such a needed voice for Mother’s of Color

I love how authentic and practical this podcast is and how is challenges the status quo. A must listen

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