Fireside at FemSTEM: 
In Conversation with 
Elsie Amoako

Join H2i, Social Enterprise Ghana and Sustineri Attorneys on May 1st, 2024 as we sit down with special guest, Elsie Amoako!

What is Fireside at FemSTEM?

Fireside at FemSTEM is an interactive conversation series held as part of the broader FemSTEM Africa event series.

During each Fireside, we sit down and chat with one incredible speaker. Speakers are distinguished women within the health entrepreneurship space who share reflections on their impressive career, learnings to date, advice for founders, and more.

Audience members are highly encouraged to engage by submitting questions!

This program is brought to you by the H2i at the University of Toronto, SE Ghana and Sustineri Attorneys, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.

Meet the Speaker | Elsie Amoako

Founder/CEO of Mino Care and MinoFest: The Racialized Reproductive and Maternal Health conference, Elsie Amoako is an Ashoka Fellow and has worked in research for over 10 years. She began her journey during her graduate research which was the start of creating Mino Care. She has been the recipient of several awards (including the Centre of Social Innovation Agent of change award, WeWork creators award, Startup Canadas Women’s Founders Award, Women Leaders in Digital Health Canada award, etc.) and continues to be recognized as a rising leader in racialized maternal health.

She has also been a part of various accelerators like the Next36, Google Start up Black founder’s accelerator, Health Innovation Hub, 1863 ventures, UTEST, The Future Collective by Fivver, Microsoft EfPI Program and others.  She continues to dedicate herself to solving health disparities and inequities that disparage the Black community.

Meet the Moderator | Fraidianie Sévigné

Fraidianie Sévigné has over 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, serving in senior leadership roles encompassing Operations, Quality, Compliance, and Regulatory Strategy. She has contributed to the commercial success of over 130 products, at various stages of development, from clinical evaluations to management of manufacturing scale-up and validation through to commercial quality operations for Canadian, U.S. and International markets. Fraidianie holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. Fraidianie currently works as VP Operations at Ripple Therapeutics. 

Next Up for FemSTEM Africa 2024:

Fireside at FemSTEM: Elizabeth Johnson | May 15, 2024 | 8 – 9 AM ET (REGISTER HERE)

Fireside at FemSTEM: Anna Ampaw | May 29, 2024 | 8 – 9 AM ET (REGISTER HERE)

2024 FemSTEM Africa Pitch Competition | June 19, 2024 | 8 – 9 AM ET