Sylvie Leotin, Founder & CEO
Sylvie Leotin is a Stanford-educated scientist, polymath, author, and keynote speaker. She is founder and CEO of Equify Health, a company she started on the heel of her cancer journey to disrupt the status quo that places a disproportionate burden of diseases and poor health outcomes on marginalized patients.
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 knowledge, Sylvie has an uncommonly broad professional experience, ranging from software engineering to product management, marketing, communication, market research, human-centered design, and innovation.
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.
Speaking and Awards
In 2021, Sylvie was awarded a $750,0000 Health Equity Innovation Award from Genentech to research and develop disruptive solutions to address cancer disparities with Emory University School of Medicine. The Emory Winship Cancer Center will also serve as a pilot site for the benchmarking and implementation of Equify Health’s groundbreaking medical education platform.
Thought Leadership & Features
A former HuffPost contributor and influential blogger, Sylvie has been published in numerous media, academic, and literary publications. Her blog on her recent cancer experience became one of the top 1% most shared blogs. 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, as well as degrees in math, physics, dance and music Sylvie has served on the board of the Museum of Performance and Design and the Stanford Cancer Center Patient and Family Advisory Council.