March 2021 Power Womxn
We’re committed to uplifting the amazing womxn in tech who are working to ensure that everyone – no matter who they are or where they live – can achieve reproductive well-being. Brought to you by Pandia Health, we are pleased to launch the Power Womxn series in which we will feature womxn FemTech leaders and founders who are out to change the world!
This month’s Power Womxn is Maryam Ziaei, Founder and CEO of iSonoHealth Inc.
What inspired you to start/lead your company?
When I was a grad student at Stanford one of my friends got diagnosed with breast cancer that was detected too late.
How does your work help give people the tools to achieve reproductive well-being?
Breast cancer is leading cause of cancer death among women. One in eight women get diagnosed with breast cancer and one in three breast cancers are missed at early stages. By making breast cancer screening more accessible, consistently accurate, and personalized we empower women to take charge of their own health.
How would you define success for your company and for the fem tech space, more generally?
Saving lives of women, giving them peace of mind about their health, empowering people with early and actionable data to become more proactive about their own health.
How do you see the FemTech space changing in the next 5 years? What are you looking forward to?
I definitely see FemTech growing, and I see more diversity as well. I look forward to more products design by women for women with user experience and convenience in mind.
What advice what you give other womxn looking to get into FemTech?
Make sure there is a product-market fit, and interview as many customers as you can.