Aida Jailani, Operations Director, Fibronostics
|Aida has amassed over 20 years of experience in product development – she has managed successful multiple projects in various multinational companies.
Aida currently leads the deployment of Fibronostics products, working with both the development teams and enterprise client stakeholders to build out the company’s offering, ultimately delivering the highest-quality product to end-users. She is tasked with scaling the company’s business by productizing the deployment process itself.
As a mother of three, Aida balances her fast-paced career with motherhood, a challenge she deems “the most satisfying”.
What advice can you give to colleagues on overcoming hurdles when working on challenging projects?
First, breathe! Then break the project into smaller segments, and focus on progressing each day. Remember to consult your mentors, managers, and friends when you need to. I enjoy approaching each project as a challenge. It keeps my day interesting, and I view it as a growth opportunity.
If all else fails “If not done today, it will still be there tomorrow, so meet the challenges head-on.”
Where do you think women have the best opportunity to contribute to the future of health?
Three specific areas come to mind:
- Consumerization of Healthcare
Consumers are paying more for healthcare, and expect helpful tools to find value in their shopping for healthcare products. Their expectations are born from using digital services in other industries like ride-sharing, mobile banking, retail shopping, etc.
- Social and Emotional Skills
It is universally accepted that women have excellent social and emotional skills, or at least, I believe this is so. We can empathize with consumers and patients as we deliver the solutions to their match needs. Women can increase consumer confidence in healthcare.
Most of us are healthcare decision-makers in our home. Although there may not be many women executives in the traditional sense, they are undoubtedly at the forefront of healthcare start-ups. By utilizing digital technology to bridge gaps by providing instant care to consumers and patients, we can become the Florence Nightingale of the 21st century.