BPAO’s Executive Director nominated for the 2024 Women Changing the World Awards

Toronto EDI Leader announced as a Nominee in the Women Changing the World Awards

Chenai Kadungure of The Black Physicians Association of Ontario (BPAO) has been announced as a nominee for the 2024 Women Changing the World Awards. The Women Changing the World Awards presented by Sarah, Duchess of York and Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favorite guest, Dr. Tererai Trent, celebrate and recognize women achieving outstanding success in areas such as sustainability, humanitarian work, leadership, advocacy, tech, product development, education, health and innovation.

Sarah, Duchess of York and Dr Tererai Trent’s powerful call to action aims to awaken hearts and inspire the people of the world to come together to forge a brighter path for all. Their collective vision extends beyond conventional recognition, aiming to amplify the voices of those often overlooked, yet whose contributions are invaluable. The awards not only celebrate individual accomplishments but also seek to inspire others to create change in ways both big and small.

Sarah, Duchess of York says: “Our aim is to give voice to silent whispers. We want to lift women up all over the world and tell their stories.”


Dr. Tererai Trent adds: “Women hold the ideas and leadership to heal the world. We are strong already, but together we are stronger. These exceptional women are here to awaken hearts, give permission to
recapture dreams and inspire the women of the world to come together to forge a brighter path for all. The rising of women is the awakening of everybody.”


Chenai is the Executive Director of the BPAO and the organization serves physicians at all stages of their medical journey, as well as support health equity for the black community. Chenai emphasises that “this work is so important because health is where the symptoms of the environment we live in can be seen. The social determinants of health can impact every area of life”.


The vision for these awards is to empower women everywhere and call in women across the globe to unite and pave the way towards a better future for all.

It can be challenging to create change in the world and Chenai gives this advice for others thinking about following their calling to make a difference. ”Be good at getting over yourself by not letting fear or your perfectionism stand in the way of you doing what you were born to do. The world depends on you working in your calling. Sometimes, you are the only one who can.”


The winners of the 2024 Women Changing the World Awards will be announced at a glamourous event in London, United Kingdom this May.


For more information on the Women Changing the World Awards visit https://wcwawards.com or contact Chenai Kadungure on Ed@bpao.org.

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