Get Funded Africa named the Zoie Health founders Thato Schermer and Dr. Nonhlanhla Sitole as part of the 5 Female Founders Inspiring the Next Generation of Females. Thato says, “We hope that our work in healthcare can continue to make healthcare for women affordable, convenient and caring.”
The future is female, declared Lisa Yashek, SF expert, who presented in 2018 the best and biggest survey of the female tradition in American Science fiction ever published, in a thrilling fiction of 25 classic tales. Five years down the line, that statement still holds true here in Africa, but for a different industry and slightly tweaked to connote that the future is female founders.
In the start-up ecosystem, Africa is indeed female as there has been a steady increase of female founders in recent years. Their obvious invasion into sectors, once regarded as a “boys only” club i.e., technology, drives a strong message to investors and other players in the ecosystem; we are just as capable (if not more) as our male counterparts; no longer fit for traditional roles or the cliché businesses women were known for.
THATO SCHEMER & DR. NONHLANHLA SITOLE, from South Africa, are founder and co-founder of Zoie Health Technologies. They are the brains behind the unique innovation that aims to advance women’s health and curb its challenges, through the Zoie Health platform.
It is a digital health & wellness clinic created by women for women with a vast understanding of women’s health challenges. These two are addressing the problems of poor access to medical healthcare, supportive healthcare, and holistic healthcare. Their platform is a catalyst for women’s health. In a statement released, Thato said, “We realized that although there is a lot of innovation in the medical space, there was no one focusing on one key customer – women”. This realization formed the bedrock for the establishment of Zoie Health Technologies.
For Dr. Noni, motherhood was her motivation. After the birth of her second child, she faced postpartum depression; she experienced first-hand loneliness and realized how lonely it could be without proper support. What she needed was a sense of community to share her experience with, and a professional to properly direct her.
Together in 2020, Thato and Noni created Zoie Health Technologies to give women access to holistic healthcare from wherever they were located with the belief that women deserve access to affordable, definitive and helpful healthcare at every point of their lives.s, allowing them to better provide funds to small entrepreneurs and individuals.
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