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The Dark Side of Female Founders’ Personal Brand Story

Female founders are no longer a small niche. Back in the ’70s, women-owned businesses only accounted for 4.6% of all companies in the U.S. In 2019, however, the number soared up to 42%. Nearly half the companies in the States are owned by women, yet female entrepreneurs are still dealing with problems that their male counterparts don’t have to face. “Female founders…

Recommendations for Investing in Menstrual Health in Africa and Asia

Mann Global Health (MGH), in partnership with the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), recently published “Landscaping Supply Side Factors to Menstrual Health Access”, a new report with the aim of informing decision-making for menstrual health market interventions tailored to realities on the ground. The objective was to better understand the menstrual health markets in Africa and Asia, assessing challenges and market constraints…

Tips to Increase Mental Focus and Productivity

Many people have difficulty focusing and could benefit from strategies to improve concentration and boost productivity.  The world we live in is full of distractions, and we are constantly being stimulated which can lead to poorer sleep quality and increased fatigue. This often affects our mood and productivity. There’s good news, though – try these tips to help you get in the…

5 Expert Branding Tips for Femtech Companies

As though women’s health issues have not faced enough difficulties in the past, the heroines of today’s women’s health industry, namely femtech leaders and founders, are still dealing with a number of challenges in getting their products, services, and solutions out there. With over 1,300 femtech companies, the healthcare industry is still dominated by men’s leadership. Women leaders also feel like they…

Report: How Femtech and Other Digital Platforms Can Overcome Barriers to Health Access (Thrive)

Thrive, a value-driven agency specializing in powerful health and behavior change content, campaigns and programs has recently released a new report discussing “how femtech and other digital platforms can overcome barriers to health access”. Even in the UK with a public health system that guarantees care for all, there are critical barriers still stopping women accessing face-to-face health services and information. Thrive’s…

The Ava Bracelet May Be Covered Through Your Employee Benefits

Essential Takeaways If you have fertility benefits through your employer, there’s a good chance Ava Fertility is a covered benefit. If you have benefits through Carrot and Ava Fertility is covered, you can get it here. If you have benefits through Maven Wallet and the Ava bracelet is covered, log in to your Maven account to check and learn how to claim…

Moving Towards Equity in Women’s Health Research – Presented by Tech4Eva & Swissnex Boston

In 1977 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a decision to exclude “women of childbearing potential from participation in clinical trials”. The reasoning at the time? Male and female bodies are pretty much the same and hormonal fluctuations during a menstrual cycle would only complicate analysis of any data collected — and increase costs. Plus, the risk of including women of…

Finnfund’s Johanna Raehalme: “Gender lens investors look for ambition, not perfection.”

A Guest Post by Johanna Raehalme, Investment Manager, Digital Infrastructure and Solutions at Finnfund. Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor. We build a sustainable world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries. Each year we invest 200–250 million euros in 20-30 projects, emphasising renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions and digital infrastructure and…