Dr. Ololade Adeyemi is a serial entrepreneur, wife, mother, medical practitioner
amongst many other things which she handles exceptionally well. She has two
masters degree from two Ivy League institutions i.e. Harvard and John Hopkins University.
She is fearless by nature and not easily wooed by alloyed matter but pursues
with passion the seemingly impossible. On March 7th, 2015 in the celebration of International Women’s Day, Dr. Lolade Adeyemi and two other phenomenal women was honored in the United States with the Women Mean Business Entrepreneurship and Leadership award for 2015 for their contributions to business in Africa. Lolade is passionate about increasing access to healthcare and improving the quality of life of people, particularly in Africa. She is surely one of Africa’s finest and
there is no doubt she is a Phenomenal African Woman –  please relax as you read from Dr Adeyemi on our 10:10 #PAW INTERVIEW SERIES: WOMEN WITH A
DIFFERENCE
Dr. Lolade Adeyemi hmmm…. I am the Chief Operating Officer of MagnaCarta Health. I am also the Chief
Executive Officer and Co-founder of  MCTMAI,
a non-profit dedicated to making a change in the lives of people, and Envirosustain Consulting, an environmental health,
environmental management and sustainability firm. I am a Medical Director from Olabisi Onabanjo University, have a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and Master’s
degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University. I am married with two children.
MY
DRIVE IS FUELED BY:
Passion: I tell people that I
mentor that “you have to do what you have to do to get  by, but life
has new meaning when you do something that you are passionate about”. I am
multi-passionate and I am fortunate to be doing the things that I am most
passionate about; people, health, and the environment.
Excellence: When people ask me why I
work so hard, “I say, it’s because I have nothing better to do, you see I
am already a success, I am only trying to excel.
Fearless: Eleanor Roosevelt said,
“We gain strength, courage and confidence every time we look fear in the face.
We must do that which we think we cannot do”. A wise woman once wrote, “What
would you do if you were not afraid”. I ask myself that question a lot and just
go ahead and do it and I absolutely believe that God will make things easy for
me.
My
father is my greatest inspiration
MY
ROLE MODELS:
Mother
Teresa
:
Because she taught the world about charity and kindness,  Maya Angelou : Because she taught the
world about the power of words, Barak
Obama
: Because of his audacity to hope 
My goal in the next 5 years
is to help in improving the health and quality of life of Nigerians.  And Yes
I do
my husband.  

The
African Woman’s Challenge
And Yes I do – have a support husband who has made these roles
easier to fulfill.  Our culture is
generally not supportive of “leading women” because we have been
stereotyped as “home makers” or “child bearers” while
we embrace these roles, they are not mutually exclusive to being a successful
professional or entrepreneur. I have been blessed with a partner who supports
me and has made my path easier. So  I set a good example
and mentor others and help as many women as I can along the
way.  
What I
Do To Relax
I read a novel, watch
a movie, listen to music.  
My   –   I.C.E. [INSPIRE|CELEBRATE|EMPOWER] Vision
All women, should be
inspired , celebrated and empowered because  against all odds(and they are
many) we achieve the impossible.
MY AFRICAN UNION PLANS:
Mentoring and empowering
young women and increasing access for many more women to do the same.
Because getting young girls the right mentors early in life can make
a difference of her path in life. 
Final Words of Advice:
Impossible is nothing. Live
your life so that when you die, you can say

you lived! We are all phenomenal
women, we live, we dream and we achieve!