- January 31, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Conversation with Zubaida Bai
What if we believed that women know what they need for their own health? A simple premise, but one that is often ignored in the medical field, especially in the lives of the rural poor. Come hear Zubaida Bai, Founder and Chief Executive of Ayzh, share their approach, one built upon the expressed needs of women. Ayzh is a social business emphasizing simplicity, dignity, and access along the the entire reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health continuum. Their products include simple, yet comprehensive kits for delivery, postpartum, and infant care and have reached more than 1.5 million women and children across the globe.
Bai is a global leader in women’s health and has been recognized as a TED Fellow (2009), an Ashoka Maternal Health Fellow (2010-2011), an Echoing Green Fellow (2012), and was named an SDG Pioneer at the 2016 UN SDG Global Compact Summit.
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