WelTel Inc. is on a mission to improve health equity through digital innovation, and the world is taking notice.
WelTel co-founder and CEO Dr. Gabby Serafini will join the “Women Leading in Health Tech” panel discussion at the upcoming Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) Summit on May 20 at the United Nations in New York.
“I’m thrilled to be invited to contribute to this amazing event and meet inspiring women entrepreneurs whose companies are taking action to advance global health equity by harnessing the power of cloud technology,” Serafini said.
Sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS), the panel includes four other trailblazing women founders and CEOs, and is moderated by Maggie Carter, Global Lead AWS Social Impact.
At the summit, Gabby will discuss recent work with First Nations and Maori communities in Canada and New Zealand, where WelTel’s text-first, multilingual platform is promoting health and language equity by ensuring everyone has access to timely, appropriate and culturally-safe virtual health care in their language of choice. She’ll also touch on WelTel’s role in Rwanda’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“WelTel’s digital health tools balance the functionality needed to overcome the barriers of distance and geography with a community-directed approach to health care that respects the priorities and traditions of the communities we serve.”
WEDO is a non-governmental organization dedicated to economically empowering women and alleviating poverty worldwide. The WEDO summit brings together global business leaders, philanthropists, impact investors, influencers and government dignitaries to explore ways to empower women in business. The theme of this year’s event is focused on the impact of disruptive technologies and the pivotal role women play in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Joining Gabby on the panel will be Nasha Fitter, Invitae Global Head, Data Platform; Alexandra Berk King, Medical Affairs Director, Digital Health & Data Platforms, Invitae; Cassie Choi, RN, Co-Founder at Pair Team, and Sharon Terry, CEO at Genetic Alliance.