Sahar Jamal, Founder & CEO of Maziwa Breastfeeding, had a successful early career developing award-winning marketing campaigns for healthcare organizations including Johnson & Johnson in Canada and the UK. However, she found her calling while working at Jacaranda Health in Kenya where she learned that many mothers are forced to choose between staying home to breastfeed or working to support their families.
Sahar’s Tanzanian heritage inspired her to pivot her career to focus on maternal and newborn health in this region. Her experience at large healthcare organizations, as well as her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BCOM and BA from Queen’s University, have prepared her to run a successful healthcare social enterprise.
Since then, Sahar has been selected as an Acumen Fellow and a Zell Fellow, raised funding from Gates Foundation, MIT Solve, and Skoll Foundation, and been featured in Northwestern’s 150 Years of Women celebration and Poets & Quants’ Most Disruptive Start-Ups list. Most importantly, Sahar is fortunate to serve some of the most important, but often the most marginalized members of global society every day.