Zubaida Bai is widely regarded as an expert and a leader in the field of engineering design for low-cost health products customized for the developing world. Bai’s work at the bottom of the pyramid demonstrates her passion for empowering underserved women, and has led her to be selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and a Maternal Health Fellow by Ashoka Changemakers among many other honors.
She is the founder of ayzh (pronounced ‘eyes’), a for-profit social venture providing health and livelihood solutions to impoverished women worldwide. They develop low-cost, appropriate technology designed to meet the unique needs of women in resource-poor settings. Signature to the ayzh brand is a convenient, “kit style” product. ayzh aims to be the leading global provider of life-saving, life-changing health products for underprivileged women across the globe. ayzh’s goals are to reduce maternal and infant mortality through improved quality of care at time of birth. Their long-term vision is to prevent deadly and debilitating infections for six million women over the next five years by giving them increased access to a clean, safe delivery and a healthy start to a new life.
She holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Specializing in Development of Modular Products, and holds an MBA in Social and Sustainable Enterprises.