Listen to Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett: Women are not “niche.” Neither is their healthcare


Astia Board member, Dr. Anula Jayasuriya, interviewed.

As Cate Blanchett so aptly rang out with her stunning Oscar acceptance speech: Woman-centered does not equal “niche experience.” Dr. Anula Jayasuriya pointed out how Blanchett’s speech rings true to much of healthcare.

“People call women’s health a niche, and it’s hard for me to parse that–because how can 51 percent of the population be a niche?” Jayasuriya said. Jayasuriya has co-founded a fund, eXXclaim Capital, which focuses on women’s health solutions, as well as serving on the board of Astia, a non-profit focused on helping women’s startups, and as managing director at Evolence India Life Science Fund.