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“There’s No Shame in Self-Love”: Emjoy Founder Andrea Oliver Talks Sextech, COVID-19 Impact and Fundraising

There’s been a lot of talk about the increased demand sextech startups are seeing during the current pandemic. In today’re interview we’re excited to explore this topic a little further together with Andrea Oliver, co-founder and CEO of Emoy. The Spain-based company is known for their app, that helps women achieve sexual wellbeing. Emjoy’s message? There’s no shame in self-love. And while…

Fertifa Founder Tony Chen: “The significant number of employees impacted by fertility issues is a major challenge for employers. And yet it remains a taboo subject.”

As we learned in last week’s interview with Leoni Runge from Zaya, many early-stage femtech founders are making lots of progress despite the COVID-19 crisis. Today’s interview partner Tony Chen, the founder and CEO of Fertifa, a UK-based startup in the fertility space is no exception. Fertifa stands for Fertility for All and Tony Chen started the company after experiencing fertility struggles…

Zaya Launches in New York: “Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, We See an Adoption Rate, that Exceeds Our Expectations.”

While the COVID-19 crisis surely brings uncertainty for many, some businesses are suddenly seeing somewhat unexpected demand. Zaya, a startup connecting expecting parents in New York, where the company recently launched, to a team of doulas and midwives, is one of them. We spoke to Zaya founder Leoni Runge about maternal care and cultural differences, her experience launching during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Opportunity: HITLAB’s Women’s Health Tech Spring Challenge

Working on an innovative project or company in the women’s health space? Then we have great news for you! HITLAB is now accepting applications for the Women’s Health Tech Spring Challenge and is looking for startups, entrepreneurs and innovators, who are advancing women’s health and are ready to become the next big disruptor in the global healthcare market. Think you have what…

SEE HER THRIVE’s Clare-Louise Knox: “I’ve made it my life’s mission to ensure no woman is disadvantaged at work because of a reproductive health condition.”

Attracting diverse talent has become a major priority for hiring managers over the past years and has evidently brought up a new question: “How can we support diverse talent and help them succeed in our organization?”Clare-Louise Knox helps organizations better understand the needs of working women. Wither her company SEE HER THRIVE, she wants to create a world where employers view reproductive…

Bayer’s Aino Försti-Smith: “After realising what a difference something I have always taken for granted could make in a woman’s life in Africa there was no turning back.”

Every month, millions of girls around the world struggle to attend school when they have their period because they can’t afford sanitary protection, such as towels or tampons. This is period poverty and is more common, than you may think. The World Health organisation estimates that 500 million women worldwide have no access to sanitary products. In Kenya 65% of women cannot…