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Mar 30

IU Founders and Funders Network Fireside Chat with Ariana McGee

Hosted by Indiana University

Event Details

Thursday, March 30, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Description

Ariana McGee is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Navigate Maternity. As a Black mother of 4 young children, the maternal mortality and morbidity crisis has been a personal experience for Ariana. Women are dying and specifically, Black women are dying 3-4x the national average during childbirth and postpartum. After almost dying during childbirth with her fourth child. Ariana has experienced the gaps in perinatal care and decided to create an equitable solution to impact the maternal health crisis. Navigate Maternity was created for underserved mamas by an underserved mama. As a healthcare leader in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries for the last 10 years, Ariana brings a wealth of knowledge to the commercialization and accessibility of our solution. As a native of Gary, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois, Ariana has a vested interest in addressing women’s health and racial disparities in healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, AJ, and their four little ones – Jade (4), Trey (3), Naomi (2), and Aliya (infant).