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Saundra Pelletier Announced as Keynote Speaker at Harvard School of Public Health

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2014

San Diego, CA – Saundra Pelletier, WomanCare Global’s (WCG) Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Women Deliver Board, has been announced as the Keynote Speaker at Harvard School of Public Health Women in Leadership Student Organization’s “2014 Women in Leadership Conference.” The conference will provide the opportunity for students and alumnae to participate in discussions relating to the role of women in leadership positions in public health.

Ms. Pelletier has dedicated her life and career to empowering women, and she has been a major force in bringing attention to the need for women globally to access reproductive health supplies. She has grown WomanCare Global’s reach to over 100 countries while also serving as the CEO of Evofem Inc., a privately held biotechnology company that develops innovative prescription and consumer products.

“I’ve focused my career on empowering women and girls and I am grateful to Harvard School of Public Health for creating a forum that allows us to explore critical issues in women’s health,” said Saundra Pelletier.
“I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences which include global private sector women’s healthcare leadership as well as public/private partnerships focused on improving women’s healthcare in developing markets with a specific emphasis on lower-resourced regions across Africa.”

“We are truly honored that Saundra will be joining us as the keynote speaker at this year's Conference! The Conference will be a great opportunity for students, alumnae, and faculty here at Harvard to discuss what it means to be a leader in public health,” added Tari Owi, MS candidate '14, Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health. “The Women in Leadership Student Organization brings innovative speakers to campus in order to inspire and provoke thoughtful discussion on women and leadership - we are confident Saundra will continue the trend.”

The 3rd Annual Women in Leadership Conference will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm at Harvard School of Public Health.

About WomanCare Global
Meeting the vast unmet demand for family planning and enabling women to choose whether and when they’ll have children requires investing in cost-effective, innovative approaches. WomanCare Global’s mission is to provide access to reproductive health solutions for women and girls around the world. Leveraging our medical, social and commercial expertise, we have built a sustainable value chain that enables us to reliably deliver high-quality products and point of care services, resulting in more informed providers and more family planning options for women and girls.

WomanCare Global is a global non-profit healthcare company focused on women’s reproductive health and our model is to redirect financial surplus achieved from sales in developed countries to under-served markets to eliminate economic and geographic barriers and thereby increase impact. For more information, please visit womancareglobal.org.

About Harvard School of Public Health Women in Leadership Student Organization
WIL is the only organization of its kind at the Harvard School of Public Health that offers a range of programming to prepare women for leadership roles in health care. The organization regularly hosts events supporting this mission include speaker series, skills-based workshops, community service, and networking events with local, national, and international leaders. WIL believes that it is critical to create a community of female leaders in health that includes both students and alumnae. As such, their flagship event—the annual student-alumnae conference—focuses on strengthening and growing this community.

Media Contact: Ellen Thomas
VP, Corporate Communications
+1.718.490.3248

 

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