Have you ever had a plan, but it seems like no matter what you do, all the doors you try to open shut down on you? Have you been blessed with the opportunity to see how all those setbacks were really for your own good, because G-d had a greater and better plan for you all along? Today’s guest has! You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess, I’m Yael Trusch, your host. Welcome to the show. It’s Monday, October 15. We’re right in the middle of breast cancer awareness month. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to catch episode Episode 74 with Elana Silber the Excecutive Director of Sharsheret about the incredible support Sharshert offers women diagnosed with ovarian and breast cancer. Today, I’m adding to the topic by talking with the fabulous Yehudit Abrams.
Yehudit is the Founder and Creator of MonitHer, the first at-home, hand-held monitor for early detection of breast cancer. And she’s pretty much the Jewish wonder woman of the moment. (Sorry, Gal Gadot we love you here too!). Why is she the “it girl”? Because earlier this summer she won the first prize at the coveted, and very competititve, We Work Creator Awards in Jerusalem for MonitHer, her new revolutionary invention.
Part of the boys club for pretty much all of her career – as a mechanical engineer, and as a professional at NASA and in Sillicon Valley – Yehudit not only stands out in the medical engineering field for being a woman, but for being an observant Jewish woman; Shabbat, kosher, hair covering, the whole nine yards. So, what was it like to win the award? Yehudit tells us how this moment on stage represented the missing piece of the big puzzle that has been her very active and complex life. We also talk about failure, very openly. A woman who now seems to be on top of the world, tells us how she grappled with failure, many times.
What is MonitHer exactly? What are the shortcomings of the current technology which MonitHer is trying to address? We get into the numbers and the technical part with Yehudit. But just as fascinating or maybe even more, is her story and her outlook on life. We talk about motherhood and creativity and how her time at home taking care of her son during his early years was instrumental in the creation of her revolutionary device. This and so much more with the super awesome Yehudit Abrams. But before we begin I want to apologize for the sound, there is background noise that we weren’t able to take out. Nevertheless, I know you will enjoy this very cool interview with a super cool woman, here’s Yehudit Abrams.
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