Fixing the Systems, Not the Symptoms: How to Create Lasting Change in Racial Justice, Women’s Health & Crisis Recovery
Join us for this informative session where we will dive into racial justice for women’s health and crisis recovery. We will hear from Simmone Taitt, Founder of Poppy Seed Health, and Naysa Mishler, Co-Founder & CEO of Everest Effect. Their perspectives as a white and black female founder, their commitments to “doing the work” as well as their shared mission to support and uplift underserved communities through women’s health and crisis recovery.
Simmone Taitt is the founder of Poppy Seed Health, a telehealth solution transforming the way we support pregnant and postpartum womxn with 24/7 on demand text access to doulas, midwives and nurses. Poppy is making maternal healthcare accessible, affordable and trustworthy for birthing people everywhere – no matter where you are in your journey or where you are in the world – we are just a text away.
Prior to launching Poppy Seed Health, Simmone spent the last 16 years building early stage tech startups like Gilt Groupe, SpaFinder (SpaBooker) and KidPass leading the sales and go-to-market strategies for her teams.
“Passion and conviction create change.” This belief is evident throughout Naysa’s 15 years of leadership at large tech companies and it is now driving the mission of Everest Effect, a disaster relief tech marketplace she co-founded to connect people in need with donors and brands who want to help.
Before launching Everest Effect, Naysa was the SVP of Global Brand and Product Marketing at Citi FinTech, where she led new product launches, including the world’s first FinTech beta testing community. Her career also includes marketing and business development roles at LinkedIn, Citi’s Women & Co. and WeWork. Naysa is a member of Founder’s Pledge and a past board member of Step Up. She is proud to live in the vibrant community of Jersey City with her husband, son, and dog, Hudson.