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TEDx Speaker Experience – with overview video and pictures

Helping women have access to quality healthcare is my passion and my life’s mission. I also recognize that the current method which most people give to charity is through an outdated and not-as-impactful-as-it-could-be model of philanthropy. And it all started from a conversation in a bar! On September 28th 2019, I had the supreme honor to deliver [...]

By | 2019-10-24T19:57:35+00:00 October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Global Health Innovation Senior Executive program

Several weeks ago, I participated in the inaugural session of the Senior Executive Program in Global Health Innovation Management (SEP-GHIM). It was eye opening to see the impact so many other executives are having around the world focused on global health and an honor to be included. I loved learning from these incredible people, being exposed to [...]

By | 2019-07-29T20:51:42+00:00 July 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Real Health: More Than Just a Number

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It’s a common phrase, but something about it doesn’t sit well with me. First it makes me think, poor doctors—their presence is so unwelcome that we make up phrases about repelling them with fruit. Thinking about it a little more deeply, though, I see the real problem: [...]

By | 2019-06-24T20:02:51+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How does Equal Pay Correlate to a Better Life and Better Health?

This week the US “commemorated” Equal Pay Day, which isn’t a real holiday and shouldn’t be a celebration of anything. It is the day where women have to work into the next year to earn as much as men earned as of December 31st of the previous year. In other words, to make the same amount of [...]

By | 2019-04-08T20:07:17+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bounty of Choices, but Ugh to Health Insurance

“I have to keep thinking that if I didn’t live where I do, how I live, and have the ability to make these choices, what would my life look like and how would my be health be affected?”  As I spend countless hours figuring out which healthcare insurance provider to switch to, I have to [...]

By | 2019-03-21T01:43:30+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How can we improve innovation in developing countries?

Innovation is important to help the world grow and develop. In order to keep ideas and technology fresh and current, innovation must constantly be improved. The speed of innovation in the developed world seems to be at a breakneck speed, in every industry. But it seems as if innovation slows dramatically or stalls all together in developing countries, [...]

By | 2019-03-02T02:32:03+00:00 March 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What I learned NOT attending the JPM Healthcare Conference

For the first time in 5 years, I did not attend the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. This annual mecca held the first week of January is one of the largest gatherings of healthcare professionals, investors, and start-up companies. My reasons for not attending were a mix of personal and professional, but mainly I [...]

By | 2019-03-02T02:25:52+00:00 March 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building a Community for Women’s Health Equity

As a leader in the Health Equity for Women movement, I am passionate about building a community around this, and me. The community that has supported HERHealthEQ has increased by 2000% in the last year. The amount of people generally talking about either women's equity or health equity has gotten louder, stronger, and more organized. As I become [...]

By | 2019-03-02T02:20:32+00:00 March 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments