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Why Health Equity for Women?

Wealth is Health. Health Equity is perspective…. to a child in an undeveloped country, fresh water is health. To a community without proper medical care, medical equipment is wealth. Wealth is being able to provide for your family, having access to healthcare, education, and opportunity. Through Health, you can achieve joy, freedom, and prosperity. Health Equity is having all that you need, which appears in many forms, varying around the world.  Wealth + Health = Choices.

What It Means to Me

I am unapologetic about my passion for all that is good, just, and fair in life. Health equity for women is one of those areas and I will not stop until all women have equitable access to healthcare, which allows them to have wealthier lives for themselves, their family, and their community. With my background in the med-tech industry, wealth through health means getting medical devices and life science products to market faster. As a business executive, it means getting equipment and life improving technology into the hands of the people who need it through executive leadership, access to capital, and strategic planning.  As a speaker, it means advocating for health equity for women in the form of innovation, capital, and leadership for those women who need it most around the world. And as the CEO and founder of HERHealthEQ, it means providing medical equipment which create health equity for women around the world.

This has been my life’s passion, and now I’m on a mission to create the access and availability needed for people everywhere to experience Health Equity.


Health = Choices.

As a child, I wanted to be an astronaut. While it may not be a given in our world that a little girl with a love of science and desire for space exploration would be met with support, I was wealthy in the truest sense of the word, as I had choices. My family encouraged me as I studied science and math, went to Space Camp programs, and attended university for Engineering. My world was one where I had choices, and the freedom to follow my dreams.

In order to explore humanity in a different way, I made the choice to move into the medical device world. Through my experience working with companies promoting women’s health and developing technology to detect breast, cervical, and uterine cancer, I realized this was a path for me to help people improve their health by giving them access to the equipment that they needed.

Living abroad in developing countries added a new layer to my understanding of choice and health equity. I was exposed to people who had fewer material possessions but were often much happier with their lives. I came to realize that wealth couldn’t be reduced to money alone, but encompasses all aspects of life, where the concept of wealth can look very different from culture to culture.

I also came face to face with extreme inequity. Living and working in Costa Rica, I saw people forced to weigh possibly life-saving care for themselves or an ailing loved one against feeding other members of the family. It was at that point I knew I was meant to use my choices to make a difference.

From the seed planted in Costa Rica, grew a global non-profit organization. I founded HERHealthEQ to raise awareness and work for equitable access to healthcare worldwide for women.

Health = Choices. If there’s one thing I know for sure from studying space exploration, it’s that the possibilities are endless.


HERhealthEQ’s mission is to improve women’s health in developing countries by providing access to medical devices & equipment, creating an equitable standard of care. We focus on providing equipment involved in the treatment, screening, and prevention of the top non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) that affect the developing world which include cancers affecting women, maternal health, and heart disease.

EQuipment for EQuity. Health Outcomes. For HER.

Go to herhealtheq.org


Fayer Consulting works with small to mid-size companies to grow your Healthcare organization, to help your company reach its potential. We help you by reducing costs and increasing profits. Specializing in the Women’s Health industry with Project Management, M&A Due Diligence, Company Strategy, and Optimization of your Operations. We also partner with you for strategic growth opportunities available in our vast network.


Through 20+ years of experience, providing a personalized and bespoke leadership style to help augment or lead your new or existing business. Having led several small companies to growth, profitability, commercialization, raising capital, and M&A activities I have the ability to lead or join existing teams excited for the next step. Specializing in the Women’s Health and Medtech area with a global network, helping companies grow through leadership and thoughtfulness. Also open to Board of Director and Advisory Board leadership.


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“What I discovered was that for an organization looking to address a world problem it needs to have a clear support system and a framework to ensure long-term sustainability, desired impact, and community ownership.”

TEDxLugano - Marissa Fayer

“…to successfully launch a non-profit, there needs to be focus. Due to my background, what I have worked on throughout my career, and the countries I’ve been to, our focus (for now) is to ensure that women and girls have access to healthcare.”

Med Device Online

“New innovation and technology are readily being adapted in the US with doctors and patients continuously looking for best in class products.  But due to reimbursement pricing pressures, they are also looking for the most cost effective solution, many of which have been manufactured in or near-shored to the US.”

Citrus Tree

“Health equality can be focused on after health equity is achieved. Having access to health care is fair and just and everyone throughout the world should have that right.”

Marissa Fayer
“The gap I identified was in ensuring that 1st world countries weren’t just flying in, dropping equipment off, and flying out.

Properly matching the excess medical equipment from the manufacturers to the developing countries, that are literally dying for this equipment, is how to fill that gap.”

TEDxLugano - Marissa Fayer
“Historically, women have been underrepresented in clinical trials, which led to poor health outcomes and huge data gaps. That’s why we need to keep talking about diversity, especially when it comes to AI. There’s no reason to stop talking about it.”
“When we empower women with improved health outcomes, more women thrive, and as a result, their families and communities also benefit.”
PIR.org – Marissa Fayer



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