Sylvie Leotin is a multicultural cancer survivor, polymath, and entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Equify Health, a health equity innovation lab developing groundbreaking solutions to reduce health disparities.
Sylvie’s polymathic career path crosses industries, disciplines, continents, and cultures. She started her career as a professional ballerina, earning a prestigious gold medal from France’s National Conservatory. She subsequently became a computer scientist and moved to Silicon Valley to be a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Robotics Laboratory. A vacuum for multidisciplinary knowledge, Sylvie has an uncommonly broad professional experience, ranging from software engineering to product management, marketing, communication, business development, market research, design, and innovation.
In 2021, Sylvie was awarded a $750,0000 Health Equity Innovation Award from Genentech in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine, to carry out groundbreaking research with Black patients and oncology providers. The Emory Winship Cancer Center will also serve as a pilot site for the benchmarking and implementation of Equiffy Heath’s innovative equity development training platform.
Before founding Equify Health, Sylvie was the founder and CEO of Tech Atelier, a strategy consultancy advising technology startups on product, fundraising, and marketing strategy. She has served as interim Vice President of Marketing for a number of startup companies and worked with innovation giants, including NASA, Oracle, and Google.
A former HuffPost contributor and influential blogger, Sylvie has been published in numerous media, academic, and literary publications. Her Blog on her cancer experience rose to be among the top 1% most shared blogs, reaching 100 countries. She is currently writing a much-anticipated book.
Sylvie holds an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University and an MS in Computer Science from INSIEE. She studied math, physics, and dance undergraduate. Sylvie has served on the board of the Museum of Performance and Design and the Stanford Cancer Center Patient and Family Advisory Council.