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

Mar 5, 2014

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.