Interviews with

 BLACK FEMALE HEALTH LEADERS

In Celebration of Black History Month, EWIH presents four interviews with four incredible leaders that are pushing boundaries, breaking barriers, and inspiring the next generation - YOU - to create inclusive and representative environments in health leadership

Dr. Shamara Baidoobonso

Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer and provincial epidemiologist.

"[It's up to us to keep] forcing doors open. Not politely knocking on the doors, but forcing doors open, making sure that we are prepared and ready to take on those leadership roles when they do arise."

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Onome Ako

Executive Director of Amref Health Africa in Canada, the largest African led international health NGO

"For the longest time, I struggled with actually seeing myself as a female leader. I think that a lot of work needs to actually start within to recognize yourself [...]"

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Dr. Rochelle Burgess

Leading community psychologist and Lecturer in Global Health

 

"When you show up, you succeed; just by virtue of you being, there is success."

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Dr. Beverley Essue

Global Health Systems Leader and Health Economist; Associate Professor at the University of Toronto

 

"I hope that younger black women who are thinking about a career in Global Health will listen to this and see that it's possible and that it's needed now more than ever."

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