Published on Jan 26, 2015
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Ola Orekunrin on the strength of women in business and “Womenomics”. Find out more via http://www.tedxberlin.de!
Ola Orekunin is a medical doctor, a trainee helicopter pilot and an entrepreneur who founded West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service, the Flying Doctors Nigeria which saves hundreds of lives across the region every year.
She is extremely passionate about healthcare in Africa and works with various foundations, charities and governments to improve standards of healthcare. Ola was born and bred in the UK. She studied medicine and surgery at the University of York after which she worked in acute medicine across the UK. She then went on to be awarded the Japanese MEXT scholarship which allowed her to further her studies in Tokyo, Japan.
She has published two medical textbooks ‘EMQ’s in Paediatrics’ and ‘Pre-Hospital Care For Africa’ as well as articles in the British Medical Journal, New York Times and the Huffington Post. She returned to Nigeria to start the air ambulance service which uses a pool of aircrafts and doctors to save lives across West Africa.
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Sage Brawlin1 month ago (edited)
Getting goosebumps watching this African Queen speak. Total package!!! Wow!
valencia nkambule1 month ago
The accent ??
The Black Amour Magazine1 month ago
i am not actually sure that this girl has actually said anything new or brought a new insight into an ongoing debate …… the whole thing sounded like a permission to land rhetoric …. a debutante ball.
The Black Amour Magazine1 month ago
i googled how to be a good wife, this is what i got, About 728,000 results, https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=how+to+be+a+good+wife&source=lnms&tbm=bks&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjNw7up3KjQAhUoJsAKHbA4BuYQ_AUICygE&biw=1242&bih=602 , i know that a lot of you are seduced by her accent but what she says does not actually stand up to research
ATHLETE BLACK2 months ago
Steven Moore4 months ago
Imade4 months ago
it’s called petty when women do it because they usually do it based on petty reasons eg physical appearance, clothes, boyfriends, etc. Men usually compete for political power, money or success, which are more useful things in society.
Sven Lima5 months ago
Regarding political power: As more than 50% of the population are women, they easily could outvote men on the political level. But it seems that also women vote for men and not for women. So at least this is their own fault. Speaking of western countries of course and not of countries where women don’t have any rights at all.
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RukiaBlack Blazer1 month ago
IF YOU’RE DEMONIZE & VILLAINIZE THE SMALL NUMBER OF THE ONES THAT DO,
WHY WOULD MORE TRY..? THE ENVIRONMENTS WHERE WE DO MATTERS ALSO.
Sven Lima1 month ago (edited)
+RukiaBlack Blazer You’re right. This is why I wrote: “in most! countries”.
PS: Please do NOT write in capital letters. Thank you.
londz19871 year ago (edited)
Over achiever much? I have so long to go
Laitalafraise7 months ago
Great talk !
godzzzsun7 months ago
I can see from some of the comments that you don’t understand what she is talking about. Her conversation is very relevant if you care about womens rights. She is talking about the overwhelming influence of men in all areas of life even the 5 men sworn in for the committee on contraception. I kinda think women have a say in something like that also. The world is very imbalanced in the area of the male/female leadership and/or influence. Look how long it took for the Black vote to become relevant. Not signed until 1965. Set to expire (like it was an afterthought) in 2007. And then extended for another 25 years. Why do we Americans (who happen to be Black) have to have our right to vote given to us by a piece of paper when the piece of paper called the birth certificate says we were born in this country like every other American with the same rights. I already know the answer, just venting…….
Daprint Osayi4 months ago
everytime i hear talk about men women thing or about women right the question i keep asking myself is does this people only see the happenings at the top and never see the happens at the bottom, there are hundreds and thousands of men going through hell in the hands of women especially in europe people don’t talk about them yet the keep talking and insisting that women should take over the positions of authority, if they do where would the men occupy, who will take care of the kids and worst of all they no longer have respect for whom so ever no wonder the rate of single mother are growing so fast everyday we should look at the other side of the coin the effect of women pursuing place of authority and so on…
Juliet Allen1 year ago
Thanks, Dr. Orekunrin! You are speaking truth to power!
dream tof8 months ago
People are to intellectual for me I just keep away.
Crawslan Showman10 months ago (edited)
Good Information and research!! Listen to Your mom she is right. Your people brought you into this world; use your resources and talent to progress your people not just your personal issues with Men Vs Women..
Distinguished Diva6 months ago
She is AMAZEBALLS!!! More Nigerian women like her are needed!
Christopher Hamilton1 year ago
First Foundation Fan1 year ago
nice talk!!! check this for musical inspiration, by a female nigerian ShINRI https://soundcloud.com/shinri/speed-of-light
Bamnan Maclean1 year ago (edited)
I wonder why you travel from Nigeria all the way to Germany to speak about something as petty as this. Of all you have achieved at your young age, is this discussion even relevant? I guess it says a lot about Tedx for giving you the platform to run Nigeria down. Please watch people like Mallence Bart-Williams who talk about real issues.
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SylviasWorld3 weeks ago
Kent Academic Exchange but us what she said a lie? If not then maybe you need to ask yourself why you really have an issue with what she said.