Rebalancing the Fertility Conversation: A Conversation with Khaled Kteily on Humanizing the Path to Parenthood


Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Join the Center for Public Leadership as we welcome Khaled Kteily MPP 2016, Founder and CEO of Legacy, to dive into the conversation on changing the outdated view that fertility is a women’s-only issue. Moderated by HBS faculty member Dr. Debora Spar, the two will highlight the steps needed in humanizing the path to parenthood and rebalancing the fertility conversation. Additionally, we’ll take a look into understanding Khaled’s entrepreneurial journal as an HKS alum and former CPL Emirates Leadership Initiative Fellow turned founder and CEO of Legacy, a digital fertility clinic focused on male fertility.

About the Speakers

Khaled Kteily is the CEO of Legacy, a digital fertility clinic for men helping change the outdated view that fertility is a “women’s issue”. Legacy is a graduate of Harvard's Innovation Labs and Y Combinator, has raised almost $50M from top-tier investors like FirstMark Capital & Bain Capital Ventures, as well as celebrities like Justin Bieber and DJ Khaled.The company works with leading insurers (e.g. UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, Cigna, etc.), leading military partners (e.g. Navy SEALs) and leading clinics (e.g. Memorial Sloan Kettering) in additions to its Direct to Consumer offering.Khaled previous worked at the World Economic Forum (Davos) in Geneva, Switzerland and as a healthcare consultant at Oliver Wyman in Toronto, Canada. He studied public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he received a full scholarship and graduated with distinction, and graduated with a triple concentration from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.Khaled is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), is an Aspen Ideas Health Scholar, and has been awarded 40 under 40 (Arab America Foundation). He was recently selected by the World Government Summit as one of the top 100 Arab Pioneers. He serves on the boards of the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership (Alumni Council) and the Harvard Arab Alumni Association.

Dr. Debora L. Spar is the Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and Senior Associate Dean for Business and Global Society. Her current research focuses on issues of gender and technology, and the interplay between technological change and broader social structures. Spar tackles some of these issues in her latest book, Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny.