- January 31, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Conversation with Zubaida Bai
Most of us live under the impression that women already know what is good for their health and are able to demand and access what they need. This is a simple premise, especially in the developed world but one that is often ignored in the medical field and especially when it comes to the health needs of the rural poor.
Come hear Zubaida Bai, Founder and Chief Executive of ayzh, built upon the expressed needs of women. She shares how she built ayzh, a social business emphasizing simplicity, dignity, and access along the entire reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health continuum. Their products include simple, yet comprehensive kits for delivery, postpartum, menstrual hygiene and newborn care. The company through its products directly impacted lives of over 1 million women, girls and newborns globally.
Ms. Bai is a global leader in women’s health. She was named the SDG Pioneer at the 2016 UN Global Compact and designated a Young Global Leader by The World Economic Forum. She has also received recognition as a TED Fellow (2009), an Ashoka Maternal Health Fellow (2010-2011) and an Echoing Green Fellow (2012) amongst others.
Come to this talk to better understand the centrality of women and girls’ health to broader global development goals and to understand how ayzh is addressing these basic health needs. Learn about ayzh’s business model and the advantages of a market-based approach to development. Explore the relationship between women and girls’ agency in their own healthcare to women’s broader participation and agency in society – globally and here at home as well.
This event is generously sponsored by Beyond Our Borders, group-advised fund held at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. Drinks & appetizers will be served.
Venue: Posner Center - Commons