Catalyst Talks
Catalyst Talks
Apr 12, 2020
Leveraging Business Models for Impact with Marissa Fayer
Play • 48 min

Marissa Fayer is a 20-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is the CEO and founder of non-profit HERHealthEQ and the president of advisory firm Fayer Consulting LLC,. Her mission is to move innovation and the health of women forward throughout the world through the advancement of organizations and the communities in which they operate by increasing investment, building world-class organizations and healthcare systems, and enhancing partnerships. Through the development of innovation, systems, and technology that enhance and better a woman’s life, she can more productively contribute to an equal society and change the lives of their families, their community, and their country within one generation.

Marissa has previously served as an executive at Hologic, Olympus (formerly ACMI), Maquet-Getting (formerly Atrium Medical), Providien Medical, and Accumed Innovative Technologies. Her consulting clients include several of the Top 500 companies in the world and innovative start-ups. Marissa sits on the board’s of medtech companies Welwaze Medical and DeepLook, both focused on improving the diagnosis of breast cancer. Marissa graduated from Boston University with a BS in Manufacturing Engineering and from University of Connecticut with an MBA.

Marissa is a TEDx Speaker (2019 at TEDxLugano), and has been listed as one of the Top 100 Women in Medtech in 2018, a Top Woman Activist to Watch, awarded the 2018/9 Africa Development Award, a Wonder Women in Medtech in 2017, and has spoken at the World Alliance Forum, CapGemini Women of the West Forum, the MPO Summit, DeviceTalks Boston and San Francisco, numerous non-profit dedication ceremonies, and for several Top 500 companies. Marissa has appeared in several online and print publications such as Medical Design & Outsourcing, Med Device Online, MPO magazine and Marissa leads the #wealththroughhealth and #healthequityforwomen movements and is dedicated to moving women’s health forward throughout the world.

Marissa lives in New York City and can be found at

Twitter: @mkfayer



Instagram: mfayer19

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