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

S2 - Episode 7: How to Integrate Professional Speaking As a Powerful (and Profitable) Way to Impact the Health of Our Communities

March 16, 2022 Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo Season 2 Episode 7
Melanin & Medicine: Helping Black Women in Healthcare Thrive in Life, Career and Business
S2 - Episode 7: How to Integrate Professional Speaking As a Powerful (and Profitable) Way to Impact the Health of Our Communities
Show Notes

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 avoid
  • How to use speaking of opportunities that can go the long distance to leverage your business
  • The 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 generalist
  • The importance of creating a framework
  • How 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.

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LINKS MENTIONED

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/02/24/black-women-health-care-jobs/