Ecosystem

Salem College Announces a New Undergraduate Program Focused on Women’s Leadership in Health

Salem College, one of the oldest women’s liberal arts colleges in the United States, today announced the upcoming launch of a newly transformed academic model and undergraduate experience, focused on preparing the next generation of women leaders in fields relating to health. The new model – which will include both curricular and co-curricular components – will debut in fall 2021 and expand and…

Adjuvant Capital Raises a $300M Global Public Health Venture Fund Backed by the Gates Foundation, Merck, and Novartis

“Billions of people around the world live under constant assault from diseases like malaria, shigella, hookworm, tuberculosis, and Lassa fever, yet Wall Street and Silicon Valley typically pay little attention to these widespread challenges.” Glenn Rockman and Jenny Yip believe this needs to change and have announced a new oversubscribed $300M fund focused on accelerating the development of medical innovations for historically…

Aspira Women’s Health Appoints Nicole Sandford to its Board of Directors

Aspira Women’s Health, a bioanalytical-based women’s health company, today announced the appointment of Nicole Sandford to its Board of Directors. The company is transforming women’s health with the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative testing options and bio-analytical solutions that help physicians assess risk, optimize patient management, and improve gynecologic health outcomes for women. “I am very pleased to warmly welcome Nicole…

Ovia Health Joins the Digital Therapeutics Alliance as First Maternal Health Company

Ovia Health, a digital family health solution, is joining the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA), a global non-profit organization with the mission of advancing digital therapeutics into healthcare. Ovia is the first maternal and family health company to join the Alliance. Since 2012, Ovia Health has helped more than 15 million people successfully navigate their parenthood journeys and is on a mission to make a…

Nike and ABOUT YOU Launch a Co-Branded Campaign Addressing the Power of the Menstrual Cycle

The menstrual cycle is still a taboo topic in public discourse. Nike and ABOUT YOU have taken this as an opportunity to address the relevant topic of the menstrual cycle in their jointly developed campaign for the launch of the new Nike SuperRep training shoe in Germany. Goal of the campaign is to motivate women to find out about their menstrual cycle…

A New Report Makes the Case for Investing in Menstrual Health

Last month, Population Services International (PSI), PSI-Europe, The Case for Her, WASH United, and Simavi, in collaboration with the Global Menstrual Collective, launched a groundbreaking report, Making the Case for Investing in Menstrual Health & Hygiene. Despite the far ranging impacts good menstrual health & hygiene (MHH) can have for women, girls, and all people who menstruate, roughly 500 million menstruators face limitations when it comes to managing their…

Women’s Health Wednesday: Why Femtech Innovators Are Flocking to Clubhouse on Wednesdays

Yep. Clubhouse is hard to ignore and has also reached our femtech fam. And there is one event series on the audio-only social network, that has us excited every week: Women’s Health Wednesdays. The series is hosted by a group around angel investor and Forbes journalist Bérénice Magistretti. Other regulars include Janine Kopp (PERLA Health co-founder) and Jan Deruyck (Guud Woman co-founder)…