Ecosystem

Springer Nature Joins the UN Women Media Compact in Pledge to Empower Women in Science

Springer Nature has announced a significant partnership with UN Women by joining the UN Women Media Compact, aimed at empowering women in science. This partnership is part of Springer Nature’s broader commitment to gender equity and women’s leadership. With women comprising 44% of Springer Nature’s global leadership and achieving a 50/50 gender split on the management board, the company continues to evolve…

Founder Gina Bartasi Returns as CEO to Lead Kindbody’s Next Phase of Growth

In a significant leadership shift, Gina Bartasi, the founder and executive chairman of Kindbody, has returned to her role as CEO to steer the company through its next phase of growth. Kindbody is known as a leading national fertility clinic network in the U.S. and global family-building benefits provider. Kindbody was founded by Bartasi in late 2018, and has grown into the…

Playground Teams Up with Center for Intimacy Justice to Destigmatize Conversations about Sexual Wellness

Playground, a sexual wellness brand co-founded by Christina Aguilera, has announced a partnership with the Center for Intimacy Justice as part of its mission to destigmatize discussions about sexuality and promote better sexual health for women. The brand, known for its water-based personal lubricants, is celebrating the launch of Pillow Talk, a new product inspired by Aguilera. The release is accompanied by…

Femtech Venture Studio Daya Secures Strategic Investment Round Led by International VC Fund Nextblue

Women’s Health focused venture builder Daya Ventures AB (Daya) has recently announced the closing of its pre-seed investment round, led by Nextblue, an international VC fund known for supporting startups in Europe and Japan. Additional investors in this round include Vera Invest, Peter Strömberg (ex-Avanza), and key members of the Daya team. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Daya emerged…

Melinda French Gates Pledges $1 Billion to Empower Women Worldwide

In a bold move to further women’s rights and equality, Melinda French Gates has announced an additional $1 billion commitment through 2026 to advance women’s power worldwide. This initiative marks the first step in the next chapter of her philanthropic efforts. With significant setbacks in women’s rights and social progress both in the United States and globally, Gates emphasizes the urgency of…

Talkspace and Labcorp’s Ovia Health Spearhead New ‘Women’s Health Coalition for Digital Solutions’

Talkspace and Ovia Health by Labcorp have announced the formation of the Women’s Health Coalition for Digital Solutions. This coalition aims to leverage technology and collaboration to address women’s diverse health needs. The coalition, co-led by Talkspace and Ovia Health, includes founding members such as Conceive, Evernow, FitOn, Nurx, Cove, and Nutrium. These organizations aim to enhance women’s health through several key…

Spotlight on Spain’s Women’s Health Innovators

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