Ecosystem

Glass Ceiling Day: Elvie Partners with Meena Harris and HeyMama to Break Barriers for Women

Elvie, the female-led FemTech innovator of the world’s first silent wearable breast pump, will host “Glass Ceiling Day,” a virtual event to inspire conversation and awareness around the critical issues impacting women across the world today. The event, in collaboration with HeyMama, the social platform for working mothers, will take place on February 23 and feature discussion between distinguished women’s advocates Tania Boler,…

Evofem Launches Its First DTC Advertising Campaign to Accelerate Awareness of Phexxi, Its Non-Hormonal Birth Control Option for Women

Earlier today Evofem announced the launch of “Get Phexxi”, a national direct-to-consumer campaign aimed at broadening awareness of its non-hormonal, use-it-only-when-you-need-it birth control method, Phexxi Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2020, Phexxi is an innovative non-hormonal contraceptive method created for women.  With 21 million women in the U.S. at risk for pregnancy who are NOT using hormonal contraception, the company feels the time is…

New Paper Provides Strategies for Making Health Care Environments More Inclusive for Sexual and Gender Minorities

A paper published today in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved provides detailed guidance for creating culturally responsive health care environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people. Authored by leading educators and clinical experts on LGBTQIA+ health care from The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts…

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Announces the Appointment of Three New Board of Directors Members

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) has recently announced the appointment of three new subspecialty Division Chairs and four new Division Members. They all will begin their terms on July 1, 2021. The Chairs will also serve as ex-officio subspecialty representatives on the Board of Directors.  The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States. Founded in 1927, ABOG…

Femtech in Israel: An Industry Waiting to Be Revealed

This guest post was written by Zohar Horovitz-Limor, VP Product, Eng.MBA, Gyntools and Itamar Netzer, MD MBA, Israeli Ministry of Health. Israel is considered by many to be a startup and technology dynamo, ranked by Bloomberg’s Innovation Index as number six in the world for its overall score. This is no small feat for such a small country, and yet, this seeming…

London Business School’s Hackathon “HackLBS” Adds a Track Dedicated to Femtech & Women Empowerment

Applications for HackLBS 2021 a hackathon organized by London Business School are now open. HackLBS is a weekend-long event where people come together to create anything at all. The most common hacks are such software products as mobile apps or websites, however, some also build physical hacks – machines, tools etc.  This year HackLBS is organizing a track dedicated to “Women Empowerment”. The…