Ecosystem

Pandia Health Founder Dr. Sophia Yen: “I started FFFL to increase consumer awareness of Female Founded, Female Led companies.”

Last week saw the launch of Female Founded, Female Led (or short FFFL), a new campaign to encourage consumers to shop at businesses that are owned and operated by women. The initiative was started by Dr. Sophia Yen, Founder and CEO of birth control startup Pandia Health, to address the issue of companies with white male founders swapping in women and POC…

A Global Team of Experts Has Defined Menstrual Health to Advance Policy, Practice, and Research

Billions of people around the world experience a menstrual cycle. Meeting their menstrual needs is essential for achieving health and gender equality. A growing body of activists and actors are rising to the challenge and have brought visibility to this long-marginalized topic. However, large-scale investment and coordination across sectors is needed to ensure menstrual health for everyone, everywhere. To provide a common…

New Community-Driven Campaign Addresses the “Women’s Health? That’s So Niche” Prejudice

A new campaign spearheaded by Rosy founder & CEO Dr. Lyndsey Harper launches today with the goal to address the false notion that women’s health is niche, a prejudice many femtech founders are faced with when raising capital these days. But don’t just take our word for it! The data speaks for itself and paints a clear picture on why women’s health…

Words Matter: Peanut Releases Glossary of Modernized Terminology to Reform Harmful Vocabulary Around Fertility and Motherhood

Peanut, a social network to connect women throughout all stages of motherhood, today released a glossary of modernized terms as part of its Renaming Revolution to change the stigmatized discourse associated with fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood. The glossary can be found on Peanut’s site and will be available as a reference for anyone to use when talking to women about their experiences, with the aim of…

Recap of the Congressional Briefing on Advancing Health Outcomes for Women and Minorities

Last week Women’s Health Innovation Coalition and Springboard in cooperation with G2G Consulting organized a congressional briefing to educate lawmakers, staff, agencies and the public on the need to advance health outcomes for women and minorities.  Speakers included Avestria’s Linda Greub, Aspira Women’s Health’s Valerie Palmieri, Q2Q Health’s Roberta Powell, and Society for Women’s Health Research’s Kathryn F. Schubert. Opening remarks by Rep. Maedeleine Dean,…

FemTech Summit: FemTech Focus is Celebrating Its 100th Podcast Episode

About a year ago FemTech Focus launched their signature podcast and has since released 100 episodes portraying leaders from all across the women’s health innovation ecosystem. Guests have included founders, investors, researchers and many others who are united in their determination to make a difference in women’s health. To celebrate the 100th episode FemTech Focus is now organizing FemTech Summit, a 2-day…

Women’s Health research Collaborative (WHrC) Launches Multi-stakeholder Initiatives Around Unmet Women’s Health Needs

The Women’s Health research Collaborative (WHrC) announces the launch of a multi-stakeholder initiative designed to raise awareness and address the burden of women’s health issues through patient-centered research. Key stakeholders include health systems, advocacy groups, life science organizations, payers, employers, and consumer facing technology organizations who are contributing their influence to activate change within the health care system and society.  WHrC’s first…

Hologic and Gallup Partner to Create a Global Women’s Health Index

Hologic, a global leader in women’s health, has recently announced a collaboration with leading analytics and consulting firm Gallup on the creation of the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, the largest and most comprehensive assessment of women’s health in the world. This multi-year initiative is the first survey to track critical markers of women’s health and safety by country over time. It…