FemTech Focus

HERHealthEQ bringing health equity to developing countries- Episode 117

Episode Summary

Marissa Fayer is the Founder and CEO HERHealthEQ, a social enterprise non-profit on a mission to close the gap in health equity around the world by provide medical devices to detect non-communicable diseases in developing countries. Marissa is a 20-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropis and also serves as the president of advisory firm Fayer Consulting LLC, Executive Vice-President of Women’s Health at DeepLook Medical, and Venture Partner at Assiduity Capital. Marissa has also previously served as an executive at Hologic, Olympus, Maquet-Gettinge, Providien Medical, and Accumed Innovative Technologies. She serves on the board of medtech companies Welwaze Medical, DeepLook Medical, and PMD Medical. Marissa graduated from Boston University with a BS in Manufacturing Engineering and from University of Connecticut with an MBA and is a TEDx Speaker (2019 at TEDxLugano), and has been listed as one of the Top 100 Women in Medtech in 2018, a Top Woman Activist to Watch, awarded the 2018/9 Africa Development Award, a Wonder Women in Medtech in 2017, has spoken globally and been published widely. We discussed how HERHealthEQ came about, barriers to donating medical equipment and barriers to care in developing countries. Check out HERHealthEQ at www.herhealtheq.org Rate, Review & Subscribe!