What is the problem you're trying to solve?
Every day in Canada, an average of four women develop cervical cancer and one woman will die. Yet one in three women don't screen on a regular basis. Similarly, many women are also underscreened for sexually transmitted infections. We developed Eve Kit to help change these numbers by making screening more accessible.
How is what you're doing different than other attempts to solve this problem?
We started with a simple idea to extend women's health screening beyond the clinic and into the convenience and privacy of their homes. Our goal is to increase screening rates by making it a better experience for women who might otherwise put it off, or feel uncomfortable. What we're doing different is putting the user at the centre of the problem, and then creating a solution around them.
Why are you passionate about what you're working on?
I'm passionate about working on this because cervical cancer and STI related issues like infertility are preventable! Beyond that, taking care of your body and health is a wonderful, positive thing to do. I want the experience of getting screened to reflect and celebrate that.
What achievement are you most proud of?
Every time we hit a new milestone, it's my new proudest achievement! Right now, I couldn't be prouder of our team for working incredibly hard to make Eve Kit a reality, and launching it into the world.