Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire worldwide , was just 19 years old when she founded her company Theranos, which makes affordable diagnostic blood tests.
Twelve years later, the company is valued at $9 billion, and the entrepreneur recently spoke this week Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York about how to make health care more accessible through her company’s FDA-approved home blood tests.
Holmes also spoke out at CGI about how to get more women involved in science-related fields.
"Raise our little girls with the stereotype that they can be the best in engineering and science and math," she said at the closing session of CGI, which brings together global leaders to commit to tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems. "It changes everything."Her comments on the importance of encouraging girls in STEM subjects were met with applause. She stated that more progress needs to be made: "We need […]