Meet the Guests

Dr. Jessica Grossman

Dr. Jessica Grossman

Dr. Jessica Grossman is the past CEO of Medicines360 and has dedicated her career to defining and removing the barriers women face to accessing medicines. After being trained as an OB/GYN, she turned her sights to the outdated systems in women’s healthcare she witnessed during her residency. From there, she went to male-dominated Silicon Valley to create lasting change for women. Always in pursuit of improving women’s health, Dr. Grossman founded and led several women’s health organizations, including Gynesonics where she raised over $22 million in venture capital financing and Sense4Baby, Inc., where she closed a $4-million series A investment within 18 months of joining the organization. She now leads a nonprofit organization that’s fighting to make access to medicines for all women a reality.

Margot Fahnestock

Margot Fahnestock is Vice President, Strategic Development for Medicines360. Over the past 20 years, she has dedicated her career to philanthropy, family planning, and reproductive rights. Prior to Medicines360, she served as Program Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and was responsible for making grants to reduce unplanned pregnancies and improve reproductive health and rights in sub-Sahara Africa. Margot was also a founding member and catalyst for the Ouagadougou Partnership, which has mobilized more than $200 million in additional funding for family planning in Francophone West Africa since 2012. Prior to that, she led an effort with the Hewlett Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation to use human-centered design to strengthen adolescent reproductive health services.

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