Omolara is a business development and funding coach for women of color in healthcare and a serial entrepreneur, growing 2 companies to multi-six figures in revenue in less than 18 months. During her intrapreneurial career as a pediatrician for over 15 years, researcher & professor for over a decade, she 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. Her work has been defined by a passion for social justice, serving as an advocate and working as a global physician across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.
In 2019, Omolara co-founded Strong Children Wellness, a multi-award-winning, healthcare practice network in NYC, providing integrated physical health, mental health and social services for minoritized, low-income children and families. As CEO, Dr. Uwemedimo and her co-founders have been able to sustainably grow during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising over $600k in grants, impact investment awards and contracts. Her medical practice has been featured in the New York Times, NY1 News and Crain’s for their reverse integration model, embedding care within community organizations including nonprofits and foster care agencies.
Given her expertise and success as an entrepreneur, Dr. Omolara went on to found Melanin & Medicine, premier business development & funding coaching company to help support women of color in medicine to secure capital, without incurring debt or diluting equity, to build and grow their own healthcare businesses committed to social impact. To date, Melanin & Medicine has helped over 200 women in medicine across our workshops, courses and programs to pivot into their purpose, re-create their healthcare careers on their own terms, build social impact businesses and live more fulfilled & integrated lives. In addition, they support thousands more through their popular Melanin & Medicine weekly podcast.
Omolara is an expert in purpose-led entrepreneurship, securing funding for healthcare, addressing medical racism for marginalized providers and patients and building socially-responsive healthcare spaces. Her work has been featured in several media outlets including People.com, NBC News, Medscape, Essence.com, Newsweek, Crain’s, Politico, Reuters, and NPR.