Grant #208

“Black Women in Medicine”

August 29, 2016

From inequality to excellence, these seven women are crushing it.

Ready to celebrate some successful black women in medicine? We are! And filmmaker Crystal R. Emery is going to to make it possible. From medical pioneers to local physicians, her documentary “Black Women in Medicine” tells the story of seven women and follows their journeys of excellence.

Unfortunately, Blacks represent only 4.5 percent of the physician workforce under 40 and the percentage of female minority doctors is even smaller. These facts not awesome. A medical workforce that reflects the diversity of the society it serves awesome.

Next step: Bring these stories of trailblazing women within reach of those who need to hear them most — minority youth — and inspire the next generation of female medical professionals. Getting nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards could help with that. Well, we’re in luck. Buzz is building and “Black Women in Medicine” could be nominated for “Best Documentary Feature.” But, first, they need to become “Academy eligible” (we’ll spare you the details) and Awesome Without Borders is going help them pull it off! Get your first look of the documentary here And, be the first to find out updates by following them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.



After 11+ years, we’re signing off and closing applications for good. We’ve supported 571 projects with $571,000 in grant dollars. We’re so proud to have celebrated such incredible work. Please visit for more information on other AWESOME chapters! And thanks for sharing so much awesomeness with us.

Team Awesome Without Borders