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Dr Khadija Owusu

Dr Khadija Owusu is an award-winning social entrepreneur, international speaker and medical doctor. She is the Founder of AKAYA as well as a Founding Member and Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics. She is a change agent and fierce advocate for EDI, female empowerment and global health. Dr Khadija Owusu is a recipient of the honourable Princess Diana Award.


About Dr Khadija Owusu

Khadija is a change agent, a voice for tens of thousands of Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, and inclusion. She also has special interests in female empowerment and global health; impacting the lives of thousands of young girls across Ghana, Africa.

Dr Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Social Entrepreneur, International Speaker and Doctor. She is the Founder of AKAYA, Founding Member and Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, Equality and Diversity Board Member at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, Ambassador at GUBA-Enterprise and Trustee for the charity Raising Futures Kenya.

She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she is a TEDx Speaker, has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2021 Diana Award Recipient, Top 5 UK Black Student, 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, and has been featured on BBC, ITV, Channel 5 News and many more.

Speech Topics
  • Personal inspirational/motivational life journey
  • EDI (across various other sectors especially healthcare), Intersectionality,
  • Women in Leadership
  • My Journey to Healthcare and Beyond
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Turning your Passions into Purpose into Action into making an Impact
  • Women and Girls Empowerment Worldwide
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