Ecosystem

WHAM and KPMG Announce $1.1 Million Partnership to Advance Women’s Health

WHAM (Women’s Health Access Matters) and KPMG have initiated a partnership, amounting to $1.1 million, with the aim of advancing women’s health research and investment. This multiyear collaboration, announced today, seeks to harness the power of data and innovative strategies to accelerate progress in addressing women’s health needs, particularly in autoimmune disease, brain health, cancer, and heart health. “We are thrilled to…

The Motherload: Elvie Report Unveils Insights into Postpartum Maternal Health Challenges

Femtech brand Elvie has recently released a report titled “The Motherload: The weight of limited postpartum support,” in partnership with Mother.ly, shedding light on the challenges faced by mothers during pregnancy and postpartum. The report, based on a survey of over 1,000 women with children, offers a factual overview of the significant hurdles encountered by mothers. As a female-founded company committed to…

Aegis Ventures Announces Partnership with Nine Health Systems to Build and Deploy Healthtech Solutions

Aegis Ventures, a New York-based venture studio, welcomed nine leading health systems as founding members of the Digital Consortium. These health systems will innovate directly with Aegis to co-develop, invest in, and deploy healthtech solutions that address healthcare’s most pressing quality, equity, and cost problems, and enable them to better care for the communities they serve, while generating diversified sources of revenue. The health systems…

New Research Unveils Insights on Economic Impacts of Womanhood in California

Mount Saint Mary’s University has unveiled its 13th annual Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California. The release, facilitated by the Center for Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s, serves as a cornerstone in understanding and addressing gender disparities within the state. Titled “The Cost of Being a Woman: Solutions for Economic Equity,” this year’s report delves into…

NHS Appoints First National Clinical Director for Women’s Health

In a landmark move, the National Health Service (NHS) has named Dr. Sue Mann as its inaugural national clinical director for women’s health. Dr. Mann, a consultant renowned for her work in women’s health in City and Hackney, North East London, will spearhead initiatives aimed at enhancing women’s healthcare provision across England. Dr. Mann’s appointment marks a significant milestone in the NHS’s…

Innovating in Women’s Health with adyn & Daye: Bridging Gaps and Building Futures

I’ve been writing about the business of women’s health for the better part of the past five years, and it’s always the founders who really continue to amaze me. Most of you will agree that there is undeniable opportunity at the intersection of healthcare and innovation, but building solutions that truly move the needle in women’s health requires more than just a…

IOP Publishing and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine Mandate Reporting of Sex and Gender in Research

In a move towards inclusivity and scientific rigor, IOP Publishing (IOPP) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) have jointly announced the implementation of mandatory checks for sex and gender equality in all manuscripts submitted to their flagship journal, Physiological Measurement. Aligned with the Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines, designed to ensure the appropriate reporting of…

25% of Women Have Been Pressured Into Returning to Work Early After Health Issues, According to New Study

A recent study by women’s health startup frendo has uncovered alarming statistics revealing that a quarter of women in UK offices feel pressured or shamed into returning to work prematurely after health-related absences. These findings shed light on the pervasive obstacles faced by women in the workplace when dealing with health issues, indicating a significant lack of support and understanding from employers.…