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Best podcasts about Femtech

Latest podcast episodes about Femtech

FemTech Focus
Dr. Silvia Mah from Stella Angels provides an angel's perspective on FemTech investing - Ep 181

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 47:52


Dr. Silvia Mah is the founder and chairwoman of Stella, a business accelerator for women, and the founder of Stella Angels, a network of accredited angel investors who fund women. A social impact investor, Mah is also funding women-led startups through various funds including Next Wave Impact, Stella Impact Capital, Portfolia and Ad Astra Ventures. Connect with Mah on Linkedin.Stella Angels is a network of accredited angel investors who are funding women in two ways: by coordinating direct introductions to interested investors, and by creating special purpose vehicles (SPVs). When the Stella Angels community of investors has collectively committed $50K+ into one company, they can streamline the investment via an SPV, giving the founder just one line item on their cap table. Stella Angels is welcoming new members who are seeking to invest across industries in women-led companies with some traction. To get started, email Lauren@Stella.co. Stella Angels is a part of Stella, a membership community providing women founders with business courses, access to capital events, advisory services and funding opportunities. To join, visit https://community.stella.co/signup/.Stack the Deck for FemTech Survey: https://www.bit.ly/3eCE0LEPodcast Link: https://link.chtbl.com/FemTechFocusSocial HandlesLinkedin: @FemTech Focus @Brittany BarretoTwitter: @Femtech_Focus @DrBrittBInstagram: @FemTechFocus @DrBrittanyBarretoFacebook: @FemTech Focus @Dr. Brittany BarretoFemTech Focus Bio:FemTech Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to bring awareness externally and internally for the FemTech industry and to empower the key stakeholders including entrepreneurs, investors, physicians, governments, and biopharma with resources and research to elevate women's health and wellness globally. Subscribe and Donate: www.femtechfocus.orgFemTech Focus Podcast Description:The FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings women's health experts - including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders - on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products that are improving women, female, and girl's health and wellness, collectively known as FemTech. The podcast gives the host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women's health and wellness. 

Fempower Health
How to Manage and Reverse PCOS | Dr. Fiona McCulloch

Fempower Health

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 54:26


Dr. Fiona McCulloch is a naturopathic doctor in Toronto, Canada who specializes in PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). She is the founder of White Lotus Integrative Medicine and author of the women's health bestseller, 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS. In this episode, PCOS expert and advocate, Dr. Fiona McCulloch, shares her experience and medical hope for women with PCOS. Dr. McCulloch answers PCOS questions from the Fempower Health audience, and dispels some of the common misinformation that exists on social media. As an eagerly awaited episode, we hope you all enjoy! It's full of useful information for women with PCOS and their loved ones. Discussed in this episode: Different PCOS symptoms in different women Understanding the medical PCOS diagnosis criteria  Normal irregular periods in teens vs early signs of PCOS Overview of the epigenetics of PCOS PCOS prevention: facts and research PCOS and perimenopause  How thyroid and gut microbiome affect women with PCOS Nutrition myths and facts: is there a “best” diet for PCOS?  Several types of treatment for PCOS and common side effects  Dealing with associated mood disorders, stress, and emotional challenges  Is there a PCOS cure? How to manage PCOS symptoms  “Although it cannot be cured, PCOS symptoms can be managed. A lot of women pull through and find ways to experience little to no symptoms, as long as they find a treatment that works for them.” - Dr. Fiona McCulloch Related to this episode: Reframing PCOS as a Hormone Imbalance, Not a Disease  More episodes with PCOS experts 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS by Dr. Fiona McColloch (book) Dr. Fiona McCulloch's Website Dr. Fiona McColloch on Instagram PCOS Awareness Association If you want to support this women's health podcast, leave a review for Fempower Health on iTunes or Spotify. Spread the awareness and share this episode with someone you know! Support and connect with our women's health community: Subscribe to the Fempower Health Podcast for new episodes every Tuesday Visit us online at www.fempower-health.com  Sign up for our weekly newsletter for the latest announcements, news, and research Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Email us for inquiries & outreach: info@fempower-health.com More About Dr. Fiona McCulloch Dr. Fiona McCulloch is a naturopathic doctor in Toronto, Canada who specializes in PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). She is the founder of White Lotus Integrative Medicine and author of the women's health bestseller, 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS. She serves as a medical advisor for the PCOS Awareness Association as well as Open Source Health, a FemTech platform. Her lectures are enjoyed regularly by doctors, clinicians, and medical students at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Fiona McColloch has many writings published in the Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR). As a woman with PCOS herself, she's passionate about PCOS and women's health advocacy.  **The information shared by Fempower Health is not medical advice but for informational purposes to enable you to have more effective conversations with your doctor. Always talk to your doctor before making health-related decisions. Additionally, the views expressed by the Fempower Health podcast guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.** **Contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links**

FemTech Focus
The Honey Pot Co creating natural products for vaginal wellness - Ep 180

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 47:52


Stack the Deck for FemTech: https://www.bit.ly/3eCE0LEWebsite: https://www.femtechfocus.orgPodcast Link: https://link.chtbl.com/FemTechFocusSocial HandlesLinkedin: @FemTech Focus @Brittany BarretoTwitter: @Femtech_Focus @DrBrittBInstagram: @FemTechFocus @DrBrittanyBarretoFacebook: @FemTech Focus @Dr. Brittany BarretoFemTech Focus Bio:FemTech Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to bring awareness externally and internally for the FemTech industry and to empower the key stakeholders including entrepreneurs, investors, physicians, governments, and biopharma with resources and research to elevate women's health and wellness globally. Subscribe and Donate: www.femtechfocus.orgFemTech Focus Podcast Description:The FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings women's health experts - including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders - on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products that are improving women, female, and girl's health and wellness, collectively known as FemTech. The podcast gives the host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women's health and wellness. Beatrice Dixon: When she was younger, Beatrice Dixon suffered with bacterial vaginosis for eight months. One night, an ancestor gave her the ingredients to heal herself in a dream. From that insightful dream, she created the formula for a healthy, clean feminine wash. In 2014, Dixon launched The Honey Pot Company, a plant-derived feminine hygiene line created with a goal to provide humans with vaginas, a healthy alternative to feminine care that is made with powerful and efficacious ingredients that are kind and safe for skin. The rest is history. With experience in pharmaceuticals, retail and natural foods, Dixon has the insight and expertise to bring the innovative concept of a plant-derived feminine care systemto the marketplace. Unlike mass market and conventional feminine care brands, consumers are able to get all of their feminine care needs met under one brand as The Honey Pot Company currently offers feminine washes, wipes, tampons, pads, mommy-to-be products, sexual wellness and soon-to-be additional offerings in both the feminine hygiene and feminine care segments. Today, The Honey Pot Company's products can be found online and in stores nationwide at Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Bed Bath and Beyond, Wegmans and other retailers. An empowering African American female entrepreneur, Dixon has been a recipient of the Sundial and Unilever's multimillion-dollar New Voices fund; was 1 of the first 40 women of color to raise over one million in venture capital; and has been featured in T -Pain's School of Business, BuzzFeed's Ladylike series, Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, ELLE, and ESSENCE to name a few. Most recently, Dixon was recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2021 at its Builders + Innovators Summit, Worth's Worthy 100, Forbes Top 100 Female Founders, and one of Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs ; her company won a CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women's) Beauty Creator Award in 2021, an ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty Award and a WWD Beauty Inc Wellness Award. Dixon also hosts “Your Next Move”, a Capital One Business and Inc. Magazine interview series in which she interviews other successful founders. Through her diverse background and experience, Dixon continues to make a mark in the world of natural health and retail with a truly revolutionary approach to human health and sexual wellness.@iambeadixon @thehoneypotco 

TalQ - Entreprendre dans la sexualité
#59 - Bien dans ta sexualité, bien dans ton job : le sexpowerment

TalQ - Entreprendre dans la sexualité

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 71:33


C'est autour du thème du sexpowerment que j'ai pu animer un atelier de discussion lors d'un séminaire estival de BPW International. Cette ONG œuvre en France depuis 1930 pour faire avancer la cause des femmes au travail. Avec plus de 30.000 membres dans 98 pays, elle bénéficie de statuts auprès des Nations Unies et du Conseil de l'Europe. Le thème précis de mon intervention était le suivant : “La charge mentale sexuelle & épanouissement au quotidien lorsque l'équilibre sexuel est là, pour une femme”. Tu découvrira que c'est tout à fait possible de parler de sexualité, de couple, de confiance en soi entre collègue ou dans un contexte professionnel de manière tout à fait sérieuse. Ça permet de se connaitre autrement, d'échanger des idées de fond, de valeurs … De voir que peu importe le post, le secteur d'activité … on peut être confronté.e à des questionnements et problématiques similaires. Qu'il n'y a pas de honte à se poser pleins de questions, que la déconstruction de certains clichés et stéréotypes prend du temps, et se fait à tout âge. Pour toujours plus de contenu pour ton bien-être sexuel :  Inscris-toi à la Newsletter Let's TalQ,  de TalQ Univers ! Reste à l'affut des actu Sexe, Tech et Politique !  Bonne écoute ! 

Extra Healthy-ish
The rise of femtech

Extra Healthy-ish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 15:05


We're celebrating Women's Health Week on Extra Healthy-ish and joining host Felicity Harley from the UK is femtech entrepreneur Tania Boler. She discusses the rise of femtech and how she navigates her own health and wellbeing within her busy entrepreneurial life.    WANT MORE FROM TANIA? For more on Tania's business, Elvie, see here or via Instagram @elvie. You can follow Tania @tania.boler.    WANT MORE BODY + SOUL?  Online: Head to bodyandsoul.com.au for your daily digital dose of health and wellness. On social: Via Instagram at @bodyandsoul_au or Facebook. Got an idea for an episode? DM host Felicity Harley on Instagram @felicityharley.  On YouTube: Watch Body + Soul TV, here. In print: Each Sunday, grab Body+Soul inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Here for Her Health
Ending the Stigma around Women's Sexual Health

Here for Her Health

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 20:58


On this week's episode of Here for Her Health, sponsored by Organon, our host Wendy Lund gets a chance to sit down with the Founder & CEO of Rosy Wellness, Dr. Lyndsey Harper!  Dr. Harper is a board-certified Ob/Gyn, a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Texas A&M University School of Medicine, and an Attending Physician for Baylor Scott & White Health.  Together they talk all about the importance of sexual wellness, the Femtech industry, and why we must end the stigma around women's sexual health.  From ending the discrepancies between what's available in the field of men's sexual health and in the field of women's sexual health to debunking the biggest myths surrounding the female orgasm, you do not want to miss this episode of Here for Her Health, building a better, healthier, every day for women! You can follow Dr. Harper on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.  For more information on the amazing work she is doing with Rosy check out their website and follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.Follow UsInstagram (@hereforherhealth)Sponsored by Organon

Legally Femtech
FemTech Startup Advice from LEIA Founder Astrid Gyllenkrok

Legally Femtech

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 38:35


In this episode, Bethany Corbin and Astrid Gyllenkrok discuss: Astrid's founder journey with LEIA Where to start with your own femtech companyHow to scale and when to push for growth How to remain resilient by surrounding yourself with peopleKey Takeaways: If you want to start your own femtech company, you need to start with data. Data drives value, which is necessary for people to sign off on your idea and use your product. Interview people from your target group and be open to understanding and exploring their needs - even if you think you know their pain points. To create system change, you need to add value to all key stakeholders. This means focusing on research and gathering information, especially in the beginning. Test products and analyze market fit. Make sure you are targeting the right users and work to build a product that actually solves their problems and needs. Once your product accomplishes this, then you can push for growth. To achieve sustainable growth, you need to have the right people on board. Surround yourself with people that will be there when you are succeeding and that will stay even when you are not. “Don't rely on old ways of doing things, create something that works for you and that you believe in and then run with it. Most processes are built from a male perspective. If something doesn't feel right, change it.” - Astrid GyllenkrokConnect with Astrid Gyllenkrok: Website: https://www.meetleia.com/en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/leia-health/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/astrid-gyllenkrok-kristensen-4231b211/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeetLeia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meet_leia/ Connect with Bethany Corbin: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethanycorbin Website: https://nixongwiltlaw.com/  Podcast: https://nixongwiltlaw.com/podcast-legally-femtech 

The Women Who Fight Podcast
#66 Joyce Harper: Fertility facts you should know

The Women Who Fight Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 72:19


Joyce Harper is an author, academic, scientist and educator. She is Professor of Reproductive Science at University College London in the Institute for Women's Health where she is Head of the Reproductive Science and Society Group. She is a Director of the Embryology and PGD Academy which delivers an online certificate in clinical embryology and founder of Global Women Connected. She has worked in the fields of fertility, genetics and reproductive science since 1987, written over 230 scientific papers and published three books. She started her career as an embryologist, then moved into reproductive science and genetics. Now she is researching into fertility and reproductive health education, FemTech, IVF add-ons, gamete donation and the menopause. Joyce is a passionate educator at all levels, from the general public to PhD students. She is invited to numerous international meetings, including keynote and plenary lectures. She regularly appears on TV, radio and in the press. She gives talks for companies to understand fertility issues in the workplace, including the menopause. In 2022, she is giving free talks in UK schools to discuss fertility education. She is founder of Reproductive Health at Work, helping companies ensure that the reproductive health needs of their staff are catered for https://joyceharper.com/repro-at-work/ She is co-founder of the UK Fertility Education Initiative (www.fertilityed.uk) and founder of the International Fertility Education Initiative (www.eshre.eu/ifei). Her latest book, 'Your Fertile Years', What you need to know to make informed choices, has been published by JOHN MURRAY PRESS, SHELDON PRESS and signed copies can be ordered from www.joyceharper.com. She is a cold-water swimmer and an ambassador for This Girl Can. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok and Linkedin - @ProfJoyceHarper   Hosts: Shanti & Marina Guest: Joyce Harper Sound Editor and Composer: Will Grant

FemTech Focus
Biofeedback & VR as a cutting edge treatment for pain and mental health with Flowly - Ep 179

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 38:53


Flowly is a science-backed and data-driven method designed to reduce chronic pain for 100 million Americans. Using a mobile app and VR headset, Flowly uses biometric data such as HR and HRV and converts it to visualizations in virtual experiences that reduce pain by over 46%.The founding team is made up of Yale, DreamWorks, and Hyperloop One alums in conjunction with a world-class clinical team at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and USC. Flowly has also been studied in NIH-backed clinical trials that show an average 40% reduction in opioid usage. Flowly is backed by Y Combinator and has been featured by Inc., People, US Pain Foundation and more.Celine Tien is the founder and CEO of Flowly, a mobile app that combines Virtual Reality and biofeedback for pain and anxiety management. Celine is also Principal Investigator on NIH-backed clinical trials investigating opioid-sparing devices for pain management. Celine got her start in VR as the director and writer of Pippa's Pan 盼, one of the world's first immersive Virtual Reality hybrid live-action films. Pippa's Pan 盼 was selected for the 2017 Festival de Cannes VR Library Showcase, making Celine the youngest director at Cannes with the youngest team. The VR film experience also won 3rd place at the 2017 AT&T VR/AR Challenge at the AT&T Developer's Summit. Previously, Celine worked in feature development at Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai and DreamWorks Animation in Los Angeles. She also founded a non-profit education-based organization: Zoom for Kids! Celine graduated with distinction from Yale University and is an alum of Y Combinator, Stanford StartX, and AARP Innovation Labs. Celine is a former film and television actor and model.https://www.instagram.com/officialflowlyhttps://www.flowly.world Podcast Link: https://link.chtbl.com/FemTechFocusSocial HandlesLinkedin: @FemTech Focus @Brittany BarretoTwitter: @Femtech_Focus @DrBrittBInstagram: @FemTechFocus @DrBrittanyBarretoFacebook: @FemTech Focus @Dr. Brittany BarretoFemTech Focus Bio:FemTech Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to bring awareness externally and internally for the FemTech industry and to empower the key stakeholders including entrepreneurs, investors, physicians, governments, and biopharma with resources and research to elevate women's health and wellness globally. Subscribe and Donate: www.femtechfocus.orgFemTech Focus Podcast Description:The FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings women's health experts - including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders - on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products that are improving women, female, and girl's health and wellness, collectively known as FemTech. The podcast gives the host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women's health and wellness.   

School for Startups Radio
September 6, 2022 FemTech CEO Tracy MacNeal and Populisms Threats Karyne Messina

School for Startups Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022


September 6, 2022 FemTech CEO Tracy MacNeal and Populisms Threats Karyne Messina

Legally Femtech
How to Brand Your Femtech Startup with Ari Krzyzek

Legally Femtech

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 41:51


In this episode, Bethany Corbin and Ari Krzyzek discuss: Creating a brand purpose statementFinding out who your ideal audience isDeciding when you should create your brandMarketing strategies for reproductive health productsKey Takeaways: If you truly embrace design and even branding at the earlier stage, you're gonna save a lot of time and even money down the road, simply because you already have all of your foundation ready.To come up with a brand purpose statement, ask yourself three questions:Who are you as a brand?What does your business do for people?Why does it matter?Narrow down your ideal audience. Make it as specific and as detailed as possibleCreate your own brand right off the bat. If you take the time to really think these things through, then you'll find yourself propelled into greater and faster business growth. “When you start slowly thinking through and finding some alignment between what do I have, as a brand, to offer to this particular audience? How can I make their life better? If you already know their pain points and then align it with what you have, you'll start seeing how you can make a person's life better or the impact that you will have for them.” - Ari KrzyzekConnect with Ari Krzyzek: Website: https://chykalophia.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2329060/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chykalophia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chykalophia/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/chykalophia/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cklphgroup Podcast, Halo Femtech: https://halo-femtech.captivate.fm/ Connect with Bethany Corbin: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethanycorbin Website: https://nixongwiltlaw.com/  Podcast: https://nixongwiltlaw.com/podcast-legally-femtech 

On Call with Insignia Ventures with Yinglan Tan and Paulo Joquino
S04 Call #27: Transforming Women's Health from Singapore to the Philippines, Driving Adoption through Enterprise, and Femtech's Fundamental Impact with Ease Healthcare's Guadalupe Lazaro and Rio Hoe

On Call with Insignia Ventures with Yinglan Tan and Paulo Joquino

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 23:38


Since we first introduced Singapore-based femtech startup Ease Healthcare and founders Guadalupe Lazaro and Rio Hoe back in this Season 3 episode last year, they have grown in more ways than one on their mission to democratize women's healthcare: launching private label products, expanding to the Philippines, evolving their app experience, and driving adoption through enterprise. They talk about all this and more on today's call, recorded 17 August 2022. Full Transcript Timestamps (00:57) Paulo's re-intro to Ease Healthcare and founders Guada and Rio's update on Ease; (03:08) Rolling out Private Label Products and their Role in Ease's Business; (06:32) Expanding into the Philippines; (09:51) Evolving App Experience, Driving Adoption through Enterprise, and the Reality of Women's Health Issues; (13:59) Developing Ease Healthcare's Leadership and Future Impact; (17:13) Rapid Fire Round; About our guests Guadalupe Lazaro is a co-founder of Ease Healthcare. She is a serial entrepreneur and sexual and reproductive health rights advocate. Prior to Ease Guada worked in business development and consulting from the UK to Singapore. She grew up working for women's health and women's rights, being involved with the likes of Red Cross and Amnesty International, and now she's married her passion for women's health and skills in UX/UI design, marketing, and brand strategy at Ease. Rio Hoe is a co-founder of Ease Healthcare. He is a lawyer-turned-founder, holding a law degree from the University of Oxford and graduated as the university's top student in Medical Law. Prior to Ease he had co-founded a socio-political media outlet in Singapore and worked at leading global law firm Clifford Chance. His entrepreneurship and law genes now come into play at Ease where he manages its finance and operations. Music: Energetic and Upbeat Rock Background Music For Videos and Workouts The content of this podcast is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, tax, or business advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any Insignia Ventures fund. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/oncallinsignia/message

FemTech Focus
"Go Figure, The astonishing science of the female body" Author Interview with Lisa Falco - Ep 178

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 50:53


Lisa Falco is the author of the popular science book: “Go Figure! The astonishing science of the female body”. She has been working in the interface between medicine and technology for almost 20 years, on how data can be used to better understand the human body. She was previously Director of Data Science at Ava, a Swiss FemTech startup, where she led a team developing algorithms and artificial intelligence in order to help women get pregnant faster by using their physiological data based on their menstrual cycle. She is now working as a Lead Consultant for Data & AI at Zühlke with focus on healthcare, FemTech and Ethical AI. This book unravels the mystery surrounding women's biology and explains what is happening underneath the surface. We all know that the female body changes cyclically every month during the reproductive years, and that it completely transforms during puberty, pregnancy and menopause. However, most of us ignore the fascinating details. What triggers those changes and what are the sometimes unexpected consequences? The facts are as mind-blowing as entertaining. Based on the latest research, all information is presented in an easy to read manner with plenty of anecdotes; from historical prejudices to personal experiences, with some evolutionary ideas in between. But this book is about more than facts, it will teach you how to think whenever you get confronted with new information and how to judge whether new information you come across is valid or not.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisafalco_dsw/ Twitter: @lisafalco Webpage: https://www.lisafalco.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-falco-jon/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisafalco.dsw Podcast Link: https://link.chtbl.com/FemTechFocusSocial HandlesLinkedin: @FemTech Focus @Brittany BarretoTwitter: @Femtech_Focus @DrBrittBInstagram: @FemTechFocus @DrBrittanyBarretoFacebook: @FemTech Focus @Dr. Brittany BarretoFemTech Focus Bio:FemTech Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to bring awareness externally and internally for the FemTech industry and to empower the key stakeholders including entrepreneurs, investors, physicians, governments, and biopharma with resources and research to elevate women's health and wellness globally. Subscribe and Donate: www.femtechfocus.orgFemTech Focus Podcast Description:The FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings women's health experts - including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders - on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products that are improving women, female, and girl's health and wellness, collectively known as FemTech. The podcast gives the host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women's health and wellness.

Decoding Healthcare Innovation
Episode 33: Privacy and Security Frameworks for Connected Devices and the Internet of Medical Things

Decoding Healthcare Innovation

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 35:34


What you'll get out of this episodeRebecca talks with Bethany Corbin and Ashleigh Giovannini, two powerhouse attorneys at Nixon Gwilt Law. These national and international privacy experts highlight what healthcare innovators need to know about the Internet of Medical Things and the evolving privacy and security frameworks for digital health connected devices.Listen to Discover: How to define digital health connected devices How the privacy and security and data use challenges for these companies are distinct from the challenges facing other digital health companies What trends they are seeing among external bad actors in the space What the biggest threat to digital health companies is right now from a security/privacy perspective—and what's the worst that could happen How companies make the risk/benefit tradeoff And be sure to check out the extensive resources to go along with this episode below.Guests Bethany A. Corbin, Esq., Senior Counsel at Nixon Gwilt Law, advises healthcare and pharmaceutical clients-including femtech, digital health, medtech, life sciences, and virtual care businesses-on matters relating to regulatory compliance, reimbursement, and customer and partner transactions.In particular, Bethany counsels clients on privacy and security, healthcare fraud and abuse, corporate matters, commercial deals, and ethical considerations in emerging technology. She enjoys developing creative compliance solutions that fit within the unique contours of each business and has extensive knowledge of HIPAA, privacy-by-design, interoperability, Internet of Things, femtech, AI, and cybersecurity. Ashleigh Giovannini, Esq., is Counsel at Nixon Gwilt Law. Her experience in regulatory, provider, and commercial aspects of the industry make her an ideal advisor for healthcare companies desiring a secure path for growth. Her expertise includes corporate transactions, general contract drafting and negotiations, fraud and abuse, corporate and regulatory compliance, provider reimbursement, digital health technology, HIPAA privacy and security, and international data privacy law. Additional Resources Find out  more about Femtech data privacy here [blog post] Catch up on the privacy implications post-Dobbs decision here [5-part video series] Watch the Top 3 Privacy Concerns for Digital Health Startups [video] Connect with Ashleigh Giovannini, Esq., on LinkedIn Connect with Bethany Corbin, Esq. on LinkedIn Join the ConversationAre you a healthcare innovator? Tell us what topics and people you'd like us to cover in future episodes:Decoding Healthcare Innovation on LinkedInDecoding Healthcare on TwitterFollow our daily updates on LinkedIn:CarrieRebeccaAbout Your HostsCarrie Nixon and Rebecca Gwilt are partners at Nixon Gwilt Law, a healthcare innovation law firm exclusively serving Providers, Digital Health Companies, and Life Science Businesses seeking to transform the way we receive and experience healthcare. Find out more at NixonGwiltLaw.com. 

FemTech Focus
Moonai uses psychoacoustic strategies to stop period pain - Ep 177

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 46:20


Moonai, the audio app for women's health. Explore personalised & neuroscientific soundscapes and pain tracking insights to alleviate period pain.www.instagram.com/moonai.app www.moonai.esFundraise scheduled June // Looking for strategic investors in MusicTech, Health, or related.Beta product stage in

Startupeable
082. Giovanna Abramo, Plenna | Femtech, Contenido y Comunidad como Productos, y Levantar Capital en un Mercado Difícil

Startupeable

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 39:37


Es necesario ser más conscientes sobre el cuidado de la salud, sobre todo de manera preventiva, pero la falta de información, mitos y atención nos juegan en contra.Hoy conversamos con Giovanna Abramo, quien es CEO y cofundadora de Plenna, una startup healthtech que ofrece servicios de salud para mujeres, empezando con ginecología, psicología y nutrición. A la fecha, Plenna ha atendido miles de mujeres y ha levantado cerca de un millón de dólares de inversionistas como Canary, 500 Startups, y Bridge Partners.Hablamos sobre el estado de los servicios de salud para mujeres en la región, cómo utilizar contenido y comunidad para generar adopción de un producto, y cómo levantar capital en un mercado difícil como femtech.La manera más sencilla de ayudarnos es dejando una reseña en Apple Podcasts: https://ratethispodcast.com/startupeableEste episodio es auspiciado por:• Jeeves, la plataforma de crédito corporativo sin costo y con hasta 3% de cashback. Aplica y accede en https://bit.ly/3EsYcZfNotas del episodio: https://startupeable.com/plenna/Síguenos en:• Página Web: https://startupeable.com/ • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/startupeable/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/startupeable • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startupeable/ • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Startupeable• TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@startupeable_podcast

FemTech Focus
Dimension Inx using 3D-printed biomaterials to restore bone regeneration and fertility - Ep 176

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 44:14


Dr. Caralynn Nowinski Collens is the CEO of Dimension Inx, a next-generation biomaterials and biofabrication company developing 3D-printed therapeutic products that direct cells to rebuild healthy tissues. She is passionate about building teams and organizations that harness technology to drive transformational change and improve the quality of people's lives. Previously as the co-founder and CEO of UI LABS, a first-of-its-kind technology organization focused on the digital future of industries, Caralynn built the organization from concept in late 2011 through launch in 2014, raising $200M+ in investment and ultimately spinning out MxD (national digital manufacturing institute) and City Tech Collaborative as independent businesses in 2019. After starting her first company while a joint medical/business student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Caralynn spent her early career in venture capital and corporate finance, primarily focused on technology-based university spin-outs. Caralynn is an Independent Director of Fathom Digital Manufacturing [NYSE:FATH] and serves on the Executive Council of Granite Creek Capital Partners. She is proud to have been a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and recognized as one of Crain's Chicago Business' “Forty Under Forty”, “Notable Women in Manufacturing”, and “Tech 50”. In 2020, SME recognized Caralynn as one of “30 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing”.Dimension Inx is a biomaterials platform company. We design and develop 3D- printed therapeutic products that restore tissue and organ function. Our materials-centric approach enables biofunctionality without compromising manufacturability. We precisely tune our biomaterials to create clinical solutions not otherwise possible. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with biotech and medical device partners to help solve their most challenging materials problems, and internally develop medical products for various therapeutic applications ranging from bone regeneration to fertility preservation. Dimension Inx is proudly based in Chicago, IL. To learn more about our team and our technology, please visit www.dimensioninx.com. Dimension Inx. Biomaterials, reimagined.https://www.linkedin.com/in/caralynncollens/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/dimension-inx/ Social HandlesLinkedin: @FemTech Focus @Brittany BarretoTwitter: @Femtech_Focus @DrBrittBInstagram: @FemTechFocus @DrBrittanyBarretoFacebook: @FemTech Focus @Dr. Brittany BarretoFemTech Focus Bio:FemTech Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to bring awareness externally and internally for the FemTech industry and to empower the key stakeholders including entrepreneurs, investors, physicians, governments, and biopharma with resources and research to elevate women's health and wellness globally. Subscribe and Donate: www.femtechfocus.orgFemTech Focus Podcast Description:The FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings women's health experts - including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders - on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products that are improving women, female, and girl's health and wellness, collectively known as FemTech. The podcast gives the host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women's health and wellness.  

Business of the V
Femtech Business in Japan

Business of the V

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 29:01


In this episode of the Busine$$ of the V, we travel to Japan, the epicenter of the femtech revolution. Dr. Dweck and Rachel are chatting with Dr. Amina Sugimoto who offers fascinating insight into the tectonic shifts taking place in the Asian market as women's health and empowerment become increasingly important. Dr. Sugimoto is the CEO and co-founder of fermata, a platform that brings global femtech products directly to Asia. In other words, Dr. Sugimoto is part of a small group of female entrepreneurs who are shaking up the way we perceive sexual and reproductive wellness. Apart from being a highly successful entrepreneur, Amina also holds a master's degree in Global Health Policy and a doctorate in Public Health. That being said, her summary of the differences between Japanese and American healthcare systems is extremely useful and insightful. While listening to the conversation, you will learn a lot about women's wellness products, as well as how femtech empowers women and highlights their wants and needs. If you want to be part of this exciting femcare world, feel free to join the Femtech Fes! in Japan, taking place in October 2022. Now, press play and enjoy the ride! You can subscribe or listen to previous episodes of the Busine$$ of the V podcast by clicking here. TOPICS COVERED: Admiration at First Sight: how Rachel and Dr. Sugimoto met at a conference in Tel Aviv. How Amina got tired of working in the policy sector and decided to spice things up with some femtech. Fermata offers everything: period underwear, menstrual cups, Kegel bells – you name it! Dweck genuinely wonders whether hot flashes are a thing in Japan. If you want to sell women's products in Japan, it's a long way to the market! Each medical product requires a lengthy approval process. Myth or Fact: Asian women have less disturbing menopausal symptoms. Rachel asks the right question: How do they evaluate a product? Femtech is exploding in Japan! It will likely become Japan's leading industry within the next five years. Is there a market for incontinence products in Japan? Absolutely, says Dr. Sugimoto. Obesity, which is rather uncommon in Japan, is not the only cause of incontinence. Sugimoto demonstrates how laws and regulations can impede femtech product development. Maternity and paternity leave in Japan: sounds like heaven! Still not convinced that Japan is light years ahead of us? Well, guess what: they have period leave! Women in Japan must deal with the pressure to stay at home with their children. And yet, all some of them want is to just go back to work. Sugimoto's invaluable advice to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to enter the Asian market: check laws and regulations first. Another point to consider is Japan's healthcare system. If you're visiting Japan in October, do not miss Femtech Fes! It's a festival brimming with femtech products and businesses from all around the globe. Need more information? You can contact Dr. Sugimoto for details! HOT FLASH: Japan appears to have one of the most generous paid leave policies in the world for both men and women. By law, Japanese men can take up to a year off from work to look after the child while still receiving a substantial portion of their pay. QUOTES:   “Fermata started as a space where people can get to know more about different women's health and wellbeing products.” (Dr. Sugimoto) “I really perused your site, it's so interesting.” (Dr. Dweck) “Japanese (women) have different menopausal symptoms, rather mental than physical.” (Dr. Sugimoto)  “The SWAN study has shown that the African American and Hispanic population tend to have the highest rates of disturbing symptoms, while the Asian population was lower on that list.” (Dr. Dweck)  “I'm sure there are enormous differences in what explodes in popularity in the Asian market than here.” (Rachel) “The term ‘femtech' has become quite popular here in Japan, it's been on every single magazine every year.” (Dr. Sugimoto)  “There are multiple factors (in incontinence), and obesity is one of them. There is also genetics, childbirth, big babies, instrumented deliveries, etc.” (Dr. Dweck)  “There has been a lot of discussion in the past several months about parental leave and however an organization defines reproductive care.” (Rachel) “Japan has introduced period leave, but no one is using it. Nobody has thought about how these rules would be sustained.” (Dr. Sugimoto) “Quite a lot of women apply to my company saying that they want to go back to work as soon as they can after delivering a baby. I guess women start to realize that it's okay to work.” (Dr. Sugimoto)   FURTHER RESOURCES:   Website: https://hellofermata.com/en Amina @LinkedIn   LINKS FOR BUSINE$$ OF THE V:   Website: www.businessofthev.com Dr. Alyssa Dweck: https://drdweck.com Rachel Braun Scherl: www.sparksolutionsforgrowth.com/about-rachel-braun-scherl/

Startup Insider
Femna Health erhält Millionenfinanzierung für Frauengesundheit (FemTech • Berlin • BACB)

Startup Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 23:35


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FemTech Focus
Nua Surgical improving cesareans with a novel retractable device- Ep 175

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 41:30


NUA Surgical is a multi-award-winning start-up dedicated to creating innovative surgical solutions in obstetrics and gynaecology. Headquartered in Galway, a global Medtech hub on the West Coast of Ireland, the company has developed the patented SteriCISIONTM C-Section Retractor, designed to improve ergonomics and make cesarean delivery safer by providing superior access and visualisation during surgery. The Founding team have over 50 years combined experience and are working with key opinion leaders around the world to answer the most pressing unmet clinical needs in women's health. The company is currently raising investment to achieve the significant milestones of a First in Woman study and FDA Clearance.Barry McCann is the Founder and CEO of NUA Surgical, an award-winning start up innovating in women's health. Barry first graduated with a business degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2003 and spent the next decade in commercial and fundraising management roles, primarily in the not-for-profit and professional sports sectors. In 2017, he returned to his alma mater to complete a Masters degree in Medical Device Innovation, in parallel with a full-time Fellowship at BioInnovate Ireland (Stanford Biodesign Affiliate). It was during this time that he identified significant unmet clinical needs in obstetrics and gynecology, resulting in NUA Surgical emerging as a spin out company. He also holds diplomas in Anatomy, Project Management & Online Marketing. Barry lives in Galway, Ireland with his wife (an abstract artist) and their two children, Elsie and Teddy.https://www.linkedin.com/in/barrymccanngalway/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/nua-surgical/ https://twitter.com/NuaSurgical https://twitter.com/barry_mccann------FemTech Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to bring awareness externally and internally for the FemTech industry and to empower the key stakeholders including entrepreneurs, investors, physicians, governments, and biopharma with resources and research to elevate women's health and wellness globally. Subscribe and Donate: www.femtechfocus.orgThe FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings women's health experts - including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders - on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products that are improving women, female, and girl's health and wellness, collectively known as FemTech. The podcast gives the host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women's health and wellness.Linkedin: @FemTech Focus @Brittany BarretoTwitter: @Femtech_Focus @DrBrittBInstagram: @FemTechFocus @DrBrittanyBarretoFacebook: @FemTech Focus @Dr. Brittany Barreto

The MedTech Podcast
#30 Maternal care with Estelle Giraud, female health, genomics, personalised medicine and the state of telehealth

The MedTech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 30:35


Estelle as a new mother, during her pregnancy, had experienced what many other women have to go through having to manage multiple appointments, measure her blood pressure multiple times a day and medication incompatibilities. She realised that these issues were not uncommon and although there existed many apps and tools, there was nothing available to help manage her own health during this time period. Having started her career in academia as a professor at The University of Western Australia and then transitioning to industry working at Illumina within Genomics, she used her knowledge to co-found Trellis Health to create lasting change and reframe the way pregnant mothers take control of their care. On this episode she discusses how throughout the seventies up until the nineties, how women were excluded from clinical trials hence why the data has not always existed to create viable solutions for female health, the reality of genetics in terms of what is seen in movies separating fact from fiction, the emerging technologies we can look forward to seeing in terms of data science and genomics, her journey through pregnancy leading to the formation of Trellis Health, needs in female healthcare, what the gaps in the market currently are within Femtech and the empowering nature of remaining curious and the opportunities it can bring. Get in touch with Estelle Giraud https://www.linkedin.com/in/estelle-giraud/ or visit her company website https://www.jointrellishealth.com/ Get in touch with Karandeep Badwal - https://www.linkedin.com/in/karandeepbadwal/ Follow Karandeep on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/QRAMedical

IpX True North Podcast
Understanding the FDA Approval Process in Healthcare with Rachel Bartholomew, Hyivy

IpX True North Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 36:15


In this IpX #TrueNorth Podcast, Rachel Bartholomew, Founder/CEO of Hyivy Health shares with IpX's Brandy Taylor how starting Hyivy led her to researching how consumers can educate themselves on FDA approved healthcare devices and the importance of language and product advertising surrounding FDA approvals. Rachel dives into the approval process itself and why many companies opt to go direct-to-market. Rachel and Brandy also discuss the difference between FDA regulated and unregulated devices intended for healthcare, and its impact on consumers' healthcare choices and outcomes.Watch this episode on YouTube. Learn more about Hyivy Health: http://www.hyivy.com/Hyivy on LinkedInHyivy on FacebookHyivy on TwitterHyivy on InstagramConnect with IpX to hear more industry thought leaders. Learn how IpX can help your organization evolve with our functional blueprint for the ecosystem of tomorrow. Drive innovation, create a better customer experience, and enable your workforce as an organization built for change, speed, quality and resiliency. www.IpXhq.com

FemTech Focus
Natural Cycles, FDA-approved birth control app based on body temperature - Ep 174

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 36:46


Natural Cycles° is a leading women's health company that developed the world's first birth control app, which has been used by millions of women around the world. As a Class II medical device, the NC° app is cleared by the FDA in the United States and certified to be used as a contraceptive in Europe, Australia, and Singapore. It has also received regulatory clearances to integrate with third party wearables. For a monthly or annual subscription fee, users have access to and can switch between NC° Birth Control, NC° Plan Pregnancy, and NC° Follow Pregnancy modes within the app. NC° Birth Control's clinical effectiveness and real life effectiveness is proven to be 93% effective with typical use and 98% effective with perfect use. Founded in 2013 by Physicists Dr. Elina Berglund and Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl, Natural Cycles° is committed to pioneering women's health with research and passion. The company's on-staff research team has contributed to 14 peer-reviewed research papers.Dr. Elina Berglund Scherwitzl is the CEO and co-founder of Natural Cycles - the world's first app to be certified as a contraception both in Europe and by the FDA. She was part of the team that discovered the Higgs boson at the CERN laboratory, which led to the Nobel Prize in physics in 2013. Following this success, Elina applied her skills from particle physics to create a unique algorithm that could accurately pinpoint when a woman was fertile based on her body temperature.https://www.naturalcycles.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naturalcyclesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaturalCyclesNCTikTok: @naturalcycles FemTech Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to bring awareness externally and internally for the FemTech industry and to empower the key stakeholders including entrepreneurs, investors, physicians, governments, and biopharma with resources and research to elevate women's health and wellness globally. Subscribe and Donate: www.femtechfocus.orgThe FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings women's health experts - including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders - on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products that are improving women, female, and girl's health and wellness, collectively known as FemTech. The podcast gives the host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women's health and wellness. Linkedin: @FemTech Focus @Brittany BarretoTwitter: @Femtech_Focus @DrBrittBInstagram: @FemTechFocus @DrBrittanyBarretoFacebook: @FemTech Focus @Dr. Brittany Barreto

Our Golden 20s
Birth Control 101 With Dallas Barnes from Reya Health

Our Golden 20s

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 38:38


Season 2 Episode 26. If you have ovaries, chances are you're expected to take on the responsibility of birth control; however, it can be an intimidating topic to discuss or a long process of trial and error. That's why we're so excited to sit down and discuss birth control basics with Dallas Barnes, founder and CEO of FemTech start-up Reya Health! Dallas explains different reasons for using birth control before jumping into different birth control options (hormonal and non-hormonal). She also addresses some birth control myths and sheds light on how men fit into this conversation. Follow Reya Health: https://www.reyahealth.ca/ TikTok @reyahealth Instagram @reyahealth Facebook @reyahealth Follow us on: TikTok @ourgolden20s Instagram @ourgolden20s Pinterest @ourgolden20s Facebook @ourgolden20s Spotify @ourgolden20s Support us on Patreon @ourgolden20s --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/our-golden-20s/message

FemTech Focus
BD's newest HPV screening assay - Episode 173

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 40:37


Molly Broache serves as Associate Director, US Region, Medical Affairs for BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions (IDS) and is also licensed as a women's health nurse practitioner in both Maryland and Virginia. Molly manages a team of medical science liaisons responsible for specimen management, microbiology, and women's health & cancer. Molly's clinical areas of expertise include women's healthcare, gynecology, infectious disease diagnostic tests, and women's health screening guidelines. Molly is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH), American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the Medical Science Liaison Society (MSLS). She serves on the membership committee for ASCCP and the Cervical Cancer Screening Initiative – Provider Workgroup for the American Cancer Society. Molly holds two Bachelor's degrees from Johns Hopkins University, in both molecular biology and nursing. She also holds a master's degree in nursing from Georgetown University, where she received her training as a nurse practitioner. Molly is currently completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 75,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians' care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers' capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bd1/ | Twitter @BDandCo | Instagram: @becton_dickinson

FemTech Focus
Prenatal genetic screening as a critical maternal health tool with Natera - Episode 171

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 49:31


Natera™ is a global leader in cell-free DNA testing, dedicated to oncology, women's health, and organ health. We aim to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health, and inform earlier, more targeted interventions that help lead to longer, healthier lives. Natera's tests are validated by more than 100 peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate high accuracy. Natera operates ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in Austin, Texas and San Carlos, California. For more information, visitwww.natera.com. @NateraGenetics, @NateraWomen

BRAVE NEW YOU TRIBE
Combating taboo subjects in women's health with founder Lina Chan

BRAVE NEW YOU TRIBE

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 31:07


This week's guest is Lina Chan. She had a stillbirth, a miscarriage & trouble conceiving. The impact it had on her physically and emotionally was tremendous, so she founded Parla, a Femtech Start-Up platform & community by women for women that changes the conversation around fertility. Parla was recently acquired by Holland & Barrett.Born and raised in Brazil, by Chinese Immigrant parents Lina learned about resilience, hard work and optimism by watching how they thrived through their hardship. She loved to travel,  exploring new cultures, being outdoors & active. She got her education and worked hard through her career.Then came her baby loss when she was 6 months pregnant. It was devastating, not least because there was no where to turn to, no one she could find to talk to who understood her pain. No community, no women's heath care support. Lina's experience informed her next moves. She would create a platform that would provide the support, expertise, and community that she had found missing.Her mission was to build a better health and wellbeing journey for women around the world.  Her company Parla was born.So much of women's health is shrouded in taboo which means women systematically have poorer health and wellbeing outcomes.  There is so much we can do to close this gap and it is Lina's determination to do just that.Now with two daughters she is even more motivated to created a better future for women and their healthcare. She wants them to grow up in a world that they don't have to be ashamed about their periods, infertility, miscarriage or menopause. She sees courage as believing that you can do hard things!  Trusting yourself and reducing the self-critical voice that can be ever present.  Knowing that even if things don't go your way, you'll learn from it, you'll become stronger and more resilient! Thank you so much Lina for sharing your journey of infertility & loss, and for making other women feel less alone, and helping them to see that from difficult situations you can find strength and purpose. And thanks too for showing us that when we are empowered to have access to care & understanding of our bodies we can demand the help we need & we can create a world where there is better healthcare for women, at every stage of life. You can find out more about Lina's work at https://myparla.com/ and follow her on Linkedin @LinaChan Join Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision on video and supercharging your impact on global podcasts  https://bravenewgirlmedia.comMusic by Melody LoopsSupport the show

FemTech Focus
Data Privacy of FemTech Apps in a post Roe v Wade America - Bonus

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 36:55


Laura is a Legal Officer at Privacy International, where leads the work on privacy and reproductive rights. Laura contributed to Privacy International's 2020 report on data exploitation and reproductive rights, and currently supports research, advocacy and litigation efforts to hold Big Tech and governments accountable for unlawful interferences with privacy.Prior to joining PI, Laura was a Litigation Fellow at the Open Society Justice Initiative, where she supported claimant-side human rights litigation globally. Previously, Laura was a Visiting Professional at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.@lauralazc @privacyint

Startup Insider
Startup Insider Daily • Wefox • Volocopter • Spotify • Rivian • Three Arrows Capital • Twitter • FemTech • Online-Handel

Startup Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 14:53


Heute mit diesen Themen: - Wefox sammelt 400 Millionen Euro ein - VoloCity-Ausstellung in Singapur - Spotify mit Video-Podcasts - Stellenabbau bei Rivian - Behörden suchen Gründer von Three Arrows Capital - Twitter stellt sich auf Rechtsstreit gegen Elon Musk ein - FemTech-Startups: 1 Milliarde Dollar Investitionen - 65 Milliarden Dollar Umsatz mit Apps - US-Online-Handel mit Rekordprognose - Größter SPAC der Welt gibt auf

Time Out with Tinseltown Mom
Ep. 61: Jacqueline Ramsey Talks Battle with Postpartum Depression While Running Her Company, ‘The Fresh Test’

Time Out with Tinseltown Mom

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 27:06


On episode #61 of Time Out with Tinseltown Mom I speak with Jacqueline Ramsey founder of The Fresh Test, a FemTech company where Jacqui created a natural 50-gram glucose beverage for the screening of gestational diabetes mellitus. She's also a triathlete and former Survivor contestant plus a married mom of two. Today Jacqui's going to talk about how she overcame postpartum depression while running her company. For more info. about The Fresh Test visit: www.thefreshtest.com *If you've received value from any of my podcasts I'd love for you to head over to Apple and leave a positive review. These reviews help other moms find my podcast. They're also encouraging to read! Just go to Apple podcasts, scroll down to “Ratings and Reviews,” and tap to rate and write a review. Thank you in advance! Follow Tinseltown Mom! TinseltownMom Blog Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter TikTok Pinterest LinkedIn The post Ep. 61: Jacqueline Ramsey Talks Battle with Postpartum Depression While Running Her Company, ‘The Fresh Test' appeared first on Tinseltown Mom.

FemTech Focus
Verity Now wants car safety standards to include females - Episode 170

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 37:31


Beth A. Brooke, VERITY NOW Co-Chair Beth A. Brooke retired as the Global Vice-Chair – Public Policy at EY and a member of the firm's Global Executive Board. Ms. Brooke had public policy responsibility for the firm's operations in over 150 countries and was the global sponsor for EY's Diversity and Inclusiveness efforts.During the Clinton Administration, she worked in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she was responsible for all tax policy matters related to insurance and managed care.  She played important roles in the healthcare reform and Superfund reform efforts.Ms. Brooke serves on the board of The New York Times Company, eHealth, Beta Bionics, Tricolor Holdings, and SHEEX.  She is also a member of the Board of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality, The Conference Board, The Aspen Institute, and Out Leadership. She is a member of the inaugural class of the Henry Crown Fellows of The Aspen Institute, the Committee of 200, and the International Women's Forum. Ms. Brooke is a prominent voice around the world on Diversity and Inclusion, including most prominently on LGBT inclusion and women. She has been named eleven times to the list of Forbes “World's 100 Most Powerful Women“. In 2017, she received the Theodore Roosevelt Award, the top individual honor bestowed by the U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  She has also been inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.Company bioIn the United States, women are over 17 percent more likely to die and 73 percent more likely to be seriously injured in a vehicle crash than men. VERITY (Vehicle Equity Rules in Transportation) NOW unites people to fight for equality in vehicle safety by educating on, and advocating for, crash testing standards that protect men and women equally to make cars safer for all.Connect:Twitter: @BethBrooke_EYTwitter: @Veritynow_LinkedIn: Beth A. BrookeLinkedIn: VERITY NowFacebook: VERITY Now Coalition

The Reboot Chronicles with Dean DeBiase
Rebooting Women's Health Beauty and Wellness

The Reboot Chronicles with Dean DeBiase

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 31:26


When it comes to building businesses, I'm a big platform approach guy. When I met Kim (Kimon) Angelides the Executive Chairman and CEO of FemTech Health—a data driven personalized health, beauty and wellness brand for women—I knew his organization would soon be making waves in the digital health market. Kim brings decades of experience championing innovation in healthcare, in both public and private companies. Kim has founded many companies, including one of my favorites, Livongo in Chicago, acquired by TelaDoc just a year after its multi-billion dollar IPO. His recent acquisitions of Birchbox, Liquid Grids and Mira Beauty form the cornerstone to Kim's strategy and ramping up his competitive advantage—and I think he is just getting started. As Executive Chairman of Revieve, I love ventures that take personalization of health, beauty and wellness to the next level—especially for women. I invited Kim to join me for an episode of The Reboot Chronicles podcast, to talk about what led to yet another of his remarkable founding journeys … and why FemTech. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebootchronicles/message

You Are Not Broken
167. Femtech Boss! Sold “Female Viagra” for 1 Billion Then Took it Back - Cindy Eckhart!

You Are Not Broken

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 41:26


She started with Slate Pharmaceuticals, which redefined long acting testosterone treatment for men then moved to Sprout Pharmaceuticals which broke through with the first ever FDA-approved drug for low sexual desire in women — dubbed “female Viagra” by the media. After selling the company for $1B in 2015, she successfully fought to get the drug back and launch it on her own terms. Meet Cindy Eckhart! Addyi - Filbanserin - The first FDA approved medication to treat the condition Hypoactive (low) Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), characterized as frustrating low libido, is the most common form of sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women. Though not fully understood, HSDD is believed to be caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. Are we limiting women by “protecting them”? How did Addyi come into her life? Data on Addyi and breast cancer is coming out! Prescription versus supplements and what is “natural”? You make it look glam – but is it a slog? She wants to make 1 Billion of wealth for women! “Success comes from courage” – Cindy Eckhart https://addyi.com https://thepinkceiling.com https://www.instagram.com/cindypinkceo/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyuSZ80-kZI Love these interviews? Want to join them live with me? https://www.kellycaspersonmd.com/membership Our podcast sponsor is Bonafide Bonafide products help women embrace the natural changes that occur throughout all phases of life. Discount code for 20% off:NOTBROKEN Sales link: https://hellobonafide.com/notbroken

The Small Business Show
Identify and Engage with your Target Audience | Ari Krzyzek

The Small Business Show

Play Episode Play 59 sec Highlight Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 38:29


–Your logo is not a brand–How  you can identify your target audience?–Working with a remote teamBio and Information: Co-founder and chief creative officer of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek helping women-led brands in FemTech & DTC transform their website into a platform that unlocks business opportunities. She serves as a branding, UX consultant, and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through the #1 ranked private business incubator in the world, 1871 Chicago. She's the co-host of Halo Femtech Podcast, a podcast that honors disruptive innovators and change-makers advancing women's health. Furthermore, she helps women in tech and design break into the industry and succeeds in it by mentoring them for personal branding, career advancement, and entrepreneurship through Interaction Design Foundation and ADP list. Contact for: Ari Krzyzek Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arichykalophiaWebsite: http://chykalophia.comInstagram: http://instagram.com/chykalophia The Small Business Show is the official podcast for Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions. For more information visit Website: http://www.garudapromo.com​​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garudapromo/​​Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garudapromoTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/Garuda_Swire​Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swire-ho-thepromoguy-6b9Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garudapromo/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Garudapromo88/videos #thesmallbusinessshow​​​ ​​​ #gaurdapromobranding​​ #smallbusinessmatters #smallbusinessstrong

We Get Real AF
Ep. 140: Summer Throwback Series - Talk Nerdy to Me - Tech and the Future of Sex Re-Release with Bryony Cole, Founder of SexTech School

We Get Real AF

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 44:18


The sextech industry is growing exponentially, and innovative sex toys are just one piece of the story.   Join us  for a fun and enlightening conversation about the many ways tech is shaping sexual wellness, fertility, sex education, sexual assault prevention and yes, more fun in the bedroom!  Our guest is Bryony Cole, founder of SexTech School and host of the Future of Sex Podcast (available on Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts)Find Bryony Online:LinkedInInstagramTwitterFind SexTech School OnlineThe Future of Sex Podcast WebsiteReferenced:LoveHoneyCoral AppCalisto for reporting sexual assaultMend ChatbotGhostbotYo  Sperm Test appWe Get Real AF Podcast Credits:Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue RobinsonVanessa AlavaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessahalava/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessahalava/Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanessahalava Sue RobinsonLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susannemrobinson/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susanneandthesea/Twitter: https://twitter.com/sociallysue_Audio Producer/Editor: Sam McleanInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcleansounds/Website: www.inphase.bizAudio Music Track Title: Beatles UniteArtist: Rachel K. CollierYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHnYgtOn8u9YovYplMeXcwInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelkcollier/Website: https://www.rachelkcollier.com Intro Voice-Over Artist: Veronica HortaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicahorta/Cover Artwork Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/@alicemoore We Get Real AF Podcast OnlineInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/wegetrealaf/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wegetrealafFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wegetrealaf/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wegetrealafWebsite: https://wegetrealaf.comThis episode is part of the Summer Throwback series - a re-release of favorite WeGRAF episodes. The We Get Real AF podcast is a production of MicDrop Creative, telling inclusive stories through film and media.Support the show

HOT FLASHES & COOL TOPICS
Women's Health Care and Our Privacy Rights with Attorney Bethany Corbin

HOT FLASHES & COOL TOPICS

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 50:43


Do you know if you health care information is protected on the web?  It is more important than ever to know the answer to that question. We invited FemTech attorney Bethany Corbin this week to answer our privacy questions.  Telehealth and tracking apps have become very popular in the last few years.  Most brands will comply with the HIPPA guidelines provided they are partnered with a Doctor or pharmaceutical company.  The grey area arises in an all pay cash situation and in that case, they may or may not be complying with federal requirements. Wearables and other apps may be subject to FDA guidelines but at a lower Class 1 certification.  This may mean that they are not subject to the same testing and accuracy requirements.  It may also mean that they may be selling your information to data brokers and possibly law enforcement. Know more about your privacy rights in the every changing telehealth and internet world. www.hotflashescooltopics.com Want to Leave a Review for Hot Flashes and Cool Topics? Here's How: For Apple Podcasts on an iPhone or iOS device: Open the Apple Podcast App on your device. Click on the “search” icon Type into the search bar “Hot Flashes and Cool Topics” and click on the show Towards the bottom, look for “Ratings and Reviews” Click on “Write a Review” and leave us your thoughts and comments! For Apple Podcasts on a computer: On the Apple Podcasts website, go to the search bar and type “Hot Flashes and Cool Topics” After clicking on the show, find the “Listen on Apple Podcasts” button and click on it The “Hot Flashes and Cool Topics” podcast should open on the Apple Podcasts application Keep scrolling on the page until you see “Ratings and Reviews” Click on “See All” If you want to give us a five-star rating, hover over the empty stars! If you want to leave your thoughts and comments, click on “Write a Review”!

High Growth Founders
Rachel Kim and Aljolynn Sperber | Revolutionary Change in Femtech with My Comma

High Growth Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 60:54


On today's episode of High Growth Founders, Kasey chats with Rachel Kim and Aljolynn Sperber, co-founders of My Comma. These two epic entrepreneurs will share what drove them to start a company together and their passion for innovation in personalized period care.  Rachel and Aljolynn will go into detail about how they partnered and built a deep and meaningful relationship that has powered their business growth. They will share the recent evolution of Femtech and My Comma's contribution to that evolution. They will explain why they are wary of venture capitalists and how to navigate the startup world. Rachel and Aljolynn will go into the specifics of their crowdfunding campaign. Join Kasey, Rachel, and Aljolynn as they dive into an inspiring conversation about co-founder dating, the bias between potential and experience, and the meaning of community. Enjoy! What You Will Learn in this Show: My Comma and what it offers.  The importance of co-founder dating.  Some of the struggles women founders encounter. The importance of community and leading with EQ.  How to support My Comma's crowdfunding campaign and the great rewards it offers. And so much more... Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abetterjones/ (Kasey Jones LinkedIn) Newsletter (high growth founders.substack.com) http://ifundwomen.com/projects/mycomma (My Comma Crowdfunding campaign) (ifundwomen.com/projects/mycomma)

Business of the V
Better Ovarian Cancer Diagnostics Are Being Developed by This Femtech Startup

Business of the V

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 24:57


Long known as a “silent killer,” ovarian cancer wouldn't claim nearly as many women's lives as it does each year if reliable early screening were available. But as we learn on this episode of the Busine$$ of the V, such diagnostics have been elusive — a challenge that Oriana Papin-Zoghbi and her co-founders at AOA have taken up with a passion that has yielded amazing progress.   We learn about this innovative femtech startup company's new blood test and where it is on its journey to market (stay tuned for 2025!). Co-hosts Dr. Alyssa Dweck and Rachel Braun Scherl walk through the journey from AOA's inception through its development and what lies ahead for a diagnostic that could boost survival rates for this deadliest of cancers into the 90th percentile.   Early detection of the type AOA is currently moving through clinical trials and FDA approval will be a game-changer not only for women's health care practitioners but for workplaces that lose valuable employees, insurers who pay astronomical treatment costs and families who suffer irreplaceable loss.   Today women with symptoms that indicate the possibility of ovarian cancer must undergo biopsies that result in removing at least one fallopian tube and ovary when only half among them will in fact turn out to have the disease. For the other half, those who receive a very scary diagnosis, it will very often have come too late to save their lives.   AOA's introduction as a screening tool (first for women with symptoms and soon thereafter for those at high risk and ultimately — fingers crossed — as a general screening tool not unlike a pap smear) is beyond transformational, as is everything that Oriana has to share about the work she and her team are doing to bring this unique women-led biotech venture to life!   You can subscribe or listen to previous episodes of the Busine$$ of the V podcast by clicking here.

Persevere Podcast
EP27 Understanding FemTech and Women's Health Research with Reenita Das

Persevere Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 37:40


ShownotesReenita Das is an industry expert with over 25 years of healthcare marketing and consulting experience which include engaging with global clients and start ups to develop and implement growth strategies. Das currently serves as Transformational Health Partner and Senior Vice President and is the first woman Partner at Frost & Sullivan. In addition, she is the Founder of the Corporate GLOW (Growth and Innovation of Women) program.In this podcast episode, Patty sits down with Reenita Das to talk about all things FemTech, women's health research, the inequality between men's and women's health and how to make significant progress in funding the women's health sector.Key Takeaways:The importance of FemTech and the focus on women's healthThe lack of funding for FemTech companiesMost research is done on male subjects or cellsMore focus is needed on menopause and chronic diseasesHow to make a change in the future of women's healthFor more resources, check out our website.Follow Reenita on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reenitadas/Follow Reenita on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reenitadasTranscript:0:00:00.3 S1: This is the Persevere Podcast where we help founders create awesome products and not run out of money. Hi, I'm Patty Post, founder and CEO of Checkable Health. I started the Persevere Podcast because I experienced loneliness and solitude as a solopreneur. I had no one to turn to, and I couldn't find relevant content for high tech entrepreneurs, specifically in the stage of business that I was in. So like any true entrepreneur, I decided to go out and create it. Today, my guest is Reenita Das, she is a partner at Frost and Sullivan, and she has dedicated over 30 years of her career to researching the topic of women's health. She's coined the phrase “She Economy”, and she wants everyone to know that women's health products are not just a niche. We actually are half of the economy, we have more buying power than men. We make more healthcare decisions, and we have our anatomy that should be studied on our anatomy. She really talks about a lot of different things that we don't think about as the everyday consumer, but when it comes to research, things like the model that you're using in mice should be a female if your product is going to be for a female.0:01:27.6 S1: Most of our medical products are only studied on the male anatomy, and that has been done for decades now, and the tide is changing, but she really talks about how even today that the dosing amounts are on a male adult body, not on a female adult body. Males and females, we metabolize drugs differently, so therefore, should we be having the same dosing schedule as males? Really interesting things out of this podcast, we think you're going to really have your eyes opened to the lack of opportunities that have been presented to women's health, the huge amount of opportunities that there are for innovation, also the changes of how we think about the phases that a woman goes through. For example, menopause, we haven't studied it enough, we don't have enough information out there to accurately understand or predict what is going to happen to our bodies because it's not talked about, it's not researched. We end up talking to our girlfriends and that's how we get our information, our medical information, rather than going to the source. Reenita, thank you so much for your dedication to women's health, and not just in the US, but globally. She is definitely changing the health care for women, not just for today, but for generations to come. Really excited for you to take a listen, learn some things about women's health and really get active, and if you are an investor, invest in those female founders, those med tech opportunities that are in women's health. So without further ado, let's get into it with Reenita Das. 0:03:12.2 S1: Welcome to The Persevere Podcast, powered by Checkable Medical, and hosted by Patty Post, a female founder, entrepreneur, wife and mother of three, doing all of the things. The strength to persevere in business is powered by passion, grit and hard work. The Persevere Podcast is for entrepreneurs and business leaders who set out to innovate and change the world with their ideas, whether it's fund­raising your start-up, product development, marketing, branding, or scaling your existing business, this podcast is for you. We'll discuss everything it takes to persevere and build the business you've always dreamed of. Let's make it happen.0:04:10 S1: Hello everyone, this is Patty Post, your host of The Persevere Podcast. Our guest today is Reenita Das. Reenita is a partner at Frost and Sullivan, and her focus is on women's health and transformation of healthcare, she's super passionate about changing this healthcare landscape as I am too. Thank you so much for joining me today. 0:04:34 Thank you so much Patty.0:04:35 You are welcome. There's a couple of things I wanna say about Reenita. Reenita is the first woman partner after 25 partners at Frost and Sullivan, she is the senior vice president, and she is the founder of GLOW and GLOW is Growth and Innovation of Women Program.0:04:53.8 S1: And she's also on the board of a non-profit called High Tech High Heels, Silicon Valley, and it focuses on increasing gender diversity in STEM, and in the current role at Frost and Sullivan, she works on futuristic scenarios and forecasts in understanding how healthcare will operate 10 years from today, and working with clients specifically to help them change and how they will impact the trends and how they will change healthcare specifically in women, and she focuses on rethinking consumer business models as healthcare makes a transformation to health and identifying opportunities with companies outside of healthcare, to bring solutions to the health care sector. I'm so proud of the opportunity to meet with you, Reenita, this is gonna be a great conversation. Our pre-recording connection, we already got into some good stuff. So with that, let's get into it.0:05:54.8 S1: So Reenita, what is your work in history and research, specifically in FemTech? 0:06:00 S2: I have been working in women's health for almost two and half decades now. I really wanna say that we really never had any women's health till only a few years ago, and even there we're still on the edge. We're working in a system of healthcare that has been built by men for men, and we've never really taken a step back to really understand how women look at healthcare, what their needs are, how different those needs are to men, and how we want to consume healthcare, how we wanna be able to see our doctors when we wanna see it. All of this is not here to us, and a lot of my work today is really in helping companies understand how different the system of care would be for women compared to men. I've always been a very curious person, I always wanted to find a solution to big problems, and really finding my passion in women in healthcare was really an active… I wanted to always work in the space of human life and I came into consulting and advisory just by chance, simply because it looked very interesting, and eventually spent 25 years in this space, and I've had some amazing experiences working in almost 25 different markets, living in 10 countries, working with different cultures, emerging markets. Taken right now, I'm in Dubai, working in the Middle East, looking at the status of women here, so I really...0:07:42.5 S2: I have a lot of gratitude for the place that I reached right now in my career.0:07:47.5 S1: It's amazing. Tell us about some of the things that you are uncovering in healthcare in terms of women in our lack of, just our lack of opportunity, you mentioned before the call just about FDA, so can you share with us that story, I think that's a great starting point of exposing that, really we don't have representation in healthcare.0:08:11.6 S2: So it's very interesting when you start looking at medical devices and pharmaceutical products. We have 50% of the population by 2030. Women will make that 4.2 billion in the world of 8.3 humans, and yet still six years ago, the FDA did not even have a department or a separate office looking at women's specific products. So we did a lot of lobbying and championing work, and now they have an amazing department, we have been working with them for the last few years, we developed an entire blueprint, we want the areas and opportunities that the FDA really needs to focus on, and based on that, they have really crosstracked many new medical devices in terms of incontinence, pelvic health, some of the contraceptives, and I hope many more will come to the fight in the future.0:09:12.4 S1: Are you seeing that the big Fortune 50 medical device companies, are they growing out their women's health divisions or acquiring companies to have more of a focus?0:09:26.2 S2: I think the reality is most of the innovation in women's health is coming from the startup culture from women themselves that are founding companies. 80% of the FemTech… technology companies today are run by women, founded by women, and these are all small companies. The large mainstream healthcare companies have had women's health divisions, but really looking at it in a very traditional way. So now when I find a lot of is that many of these companies are wanting to learn what's happening outside, they wanna learn what are some of the digital products… how they can integrate some of these digital technologies into their current area of focus in terms of their disease area, so they are starting to begin to look at that. For example, one of the big questions that I look at is I study a lot of work in cancer, and if you look at the whole aspect of diagnosis of cancer, this in the United States, it's always very traditional… in hospitals or in clinics, but now there's a lot of focus on women-centered healthcare facilities which are only women that are more catered to the needs of women…0:10:42.4 S2: And a holistic basis, where… one part of it, but there's a lot of other mind, body and soul kind of products and solutions available there. So now, most recently, some of the Fortune 1000 companies are starting to wake up and say, “You know what? Maybe we need to look at these centers because our products…selling them into these centers”, so I think it's happening, but it's still very, very slow and not at the pace that we would like it to be.0:11:12.5 S1: How about research? Do you think research is happening at the pace that you want it to be happening?0:11:16.7 S2: Well, if you just look at digital health spending, and this is where the money is, in digital health last year in 2021, was 29 billion dollars spent into digital health funding. And guess what was the funding coming out for FemTech or female technology? It was roughly 5% of that 29 billion dollars, so very, very small. And so we still continue to be a step… less than 5% of the entire funding available, so that continues to be, even though we've grown, we've tripled in the last two years in terms of amount of funding, FemTech companies, we have one company that's got it to a… so all of that is happening, but it's very nice.0:12:05.9 S1: And that's surprising considering one of the top downloaded and utilized apps is Clue. It's my favorite app, it just sounds so weird when I first download it, and I was telling everyone about it, it seems so weird, and then I'm like, “Well, why would it be weird when I'm telling my friends, we all have, you assume you all have a cycle, and if you don't have a cycle then or it's intermittent, then you should be tracking it. These tools are amazing, and the access of these tools should be in the app store and we should be creating them, whether it's postpartum or whether it's, you're trying to get pregnant. Now, looking at something that I have joked about, and you probably know Dr. Somi Javaid with HerHealth MD, she was one of our guests and absolutely, just in so much awe of her and what she is going for in terms of research. We talked about the dollars spent on men's health versus women's health, and being from medical devices, the number of dollars that have been spent on the prostate versus the entire female body, can you talk more about that?0:13:18.9 S2: In my mind, it starts with the whole aspect of the mice. In clinical research in the lab. I don't know if everyone's aware of it, but most of clinical research, clinical research in the lab, when we work with animals or cells taken from the body of animals is male. So we start with a proposition that 90% of the work that this stuff is going to go to, when it becomes finished is to men. So the discussion needs to start from there, why are we not using female mice? Not clinical trials. They're not pre-clinical trials. We start with the mice. So I think that the dialogue needs to go to the mice.0:13:58.2 S1: And is it the same in pre-clinical research when you move to other animal models? Is it mainly male?0:14:03.8 S2: Absolutely, so I'll give you an example of, I don't know if you know the story of Ambien, the sleeping aid, but after 21 years of Ambien being in the market, 21 years it was in the market, and then the FDA suddenly realized that women were having serious accidents the day after using Ambien. And they decided to cut the tablet in half. This was 21 years after it was on the market. The original trials for Ambien was 100% male, there was not a single female on that trial. So I think the basis of all this inequity lies in the simple fact that we start the trial or we start the… with male mice and we use cells from male animals, but why aren't we using both genders in our scientific research. So when it starts from there, then it's too difficult to get women into a trial when the people... already on male mice. Another big example I have is a product to treat female sexual dysfunction, which is the product called Addyi. This was a product that was in the market for women, and it was found that women were taking the drug with alcohol and those women were having serious side effects. So after it being in the market for a couple of years, the FDA said that they wanted to do another trial with...0:15:31.1 S2: Looking at the side effects of alcohol on the drug. And the clinical trial was designed, and the study enrolled 23 men and 2 women. 0:15:39 S1: What?0:15:40 S2: That's a population of 92% men for a drug intended only for women. Women metabolize alcohol very differently to men, and so there's a huge impact. I have been talking about the vaccination that all of us have gone through. We are getting exactly the same dose of vaccination as our male counterparts. Have we not studied the impact of that on our bodies as we metabolize or hormone effects? None of that has been done. And all of us are vaccinated for the same dose. I do have good news. The good news is… trials now coming in, and we're gonna see many, much more of it and then COVID has really been a catalyst to get that going. I think we will be able to have much better health equity in terms of reaching out to Blacks, Hispanics, women in minority positions to be able to run women only trials because all this time, that was the biggest challenge. We couldn't get enough women or they didn't… so it was not possible, but now with virtualization, I think all the excuses have been cut, so I do think that we can see much more of a higher percentage of women being represented.0:16:56.4 S2: Good.0:16:57.1 S1: And it's shown that men will be fast to enroll in the trial, but then they won't go through the follow-on for the complete the trial for the two years, and it ends up being very problematic for these long-term studies, and that inclusion is important, especially in clinical research. We're doing a lot of marketing with our clinical trial, and I have to say it's the most fascinating piece of the trial for me personally, because how you reach people is so important, and we're now doing a translation into Spanish, which for a startup is challenging but it's so important because our population needs devices that are right for them, and if they're not able to read the instructions, why would they, they're not gonna benefit from it. And we want everyone to benefit from an at-home strep test specifically. But even our other products and women's health that we're bringing out, having them translated in Spanish as well, and that brings me to the piece of telehealth. You mentioned telehealth for clinical research, but what do you see as the opportunity for telehealth to help with women's health specifically and broadening that reach?0:18:20.7 S2: I think it's huge. I think it's huge. They will get better access. It's easier, women have very busy lives than to take care of their work, their home, their child. I think it will be able to fit in. We have found through our research that women don't make their appointments as much as men do, they don't take their medicine as much as men do, so I do think that with telehealth apps with constant reminders with messaging, instant messaging, we're really going to move to a model of healthcare, which is gonna be much more personalized, it's gonna be much more patient-centric, obviously it's gonna be ambulatory, the virtual…central care, and it's gonna be much more based on data or technology, transparent and seamless. So I think we're moving into a future of healthcare world, which is all, fits in with the needs of where women would like to see their health care going. We just need to have many more products that meet the needs of women, because a lot of the times today, all our work and effort is focused on the early stage of life, a woman's life, which is fertility, menstruation, pregnancy, and they're not putting in a lot of effort into the whole area of menopause, chronic diseases, which...0:19:38.0 S2: Which is 1 in 4 women are going to be over the age of 40 years in the US and the world. So 25% of the female population is going to be over that age, and would be much more help in products that are available right now. So we really have to change the dialogue and move it out of just the infertility market, or the menstruation market, and move it to the menopause and chronic disease market in studying. For example, brain health. We haven't studied the female brain. How is that different from a male brain? People just started studying that. Alzeimers, dementia, it's much more… when compared to men. But yet, we're only beginning to understand what that important, what those implications are, and menopause is a huge impact on all of these diseases in the future. Talking about the gaps in the education system, I did a study looking at, I think 200 medical schools across the world and looking at how many hours or how many months of people going for studying about menopause and it's really sad. It's less than three months. And this is one thing…population that has this disease. It's less than three months. So then what, if there is no one who really can talk to you about this or help you about this, then who do you go to?0:21:02.3 S1: Right, and the education, not being there, like for a startup, we're looking at launching a product, a vaginal pH test, and there aren't any out there, and something that we have to overcome is how do we educate and thinking of menopause, it's like my mom, she still doesn't really talk about her menopause. She jokes about it now because she's 81, but it's not something I'm talking to my daughter about, she's 11 about getting her period and what's gonna happen with her body. I really have no idea what's gonna be happening to me, I'm 42, and it's almost like a taboo topic too. I remember sitting at a meeting and a woman was like, “Oh my gosh, I'm so hot”, and I was like, “Oh, she's going through a hot flash” and she left and being 28, like what's going on with her? Why is she doing that? And it should be normalized, but we don't talk about those things, so how do companies like ours and others that are breaching the FemTech topic, we are up against the taboo topics that men don't want to talk about because it is uncomfortable, and then we're trying to get research dollars from them, and they're the ones that write the checks or make the decisions, and they're going to then subject themselves to being a part of uncomfortable conversations, and it just feels like it's a losing battle, and how do you inspire people like us that are trying to make a change?0:22:38.8 S2: Just keep talking about it. That's all I say, get on to all the big conferences and talk about menopause, not about infertility. I know infertility is a big problem, and it's also a big commercial dollar value for the healthcare industry, but menopause is equal, because the impact of meopause leads to so many other diseases. Auto-immune diseases, Alzeimers, dementia, could go into cancer, could go into chronic inflammation, which would lead to other diseases, so the list is endless. Endless, osteoporosis. And if you bring up a really good point, how do we learn about menopause? You don't really learn, once we start having these symptoms, we start discovering, oh my God, what is happening to me, and I do a Google search and I try to get as much help as I want or I talk to a girlfriend that I know who might have had it and that's the way we get information. 0:23:34 S1: Right.0:23:34 S2: And that's not the right way. That's not how we should be educating ourselves on this when it's already taken over our body. We need to know ahead of time, so then we are prepared, we can take action, we could have vitamins, we can change our diet, sleep better, we can exercise. Whatever needs to happen, we can be aware of it.0:23:53.4 S2: Not when it's prolonged. And I think that's the model of healthcare that we need to get to. We're in a model of sick care, when the symptom arrives, we address the symptom. But we need to get to the point where it's proactive care that we already know, and we studied the woman's body enough to know that this is how it's gonna come. And when it's gonna come, I can be prepared for that. So really, we need to rethink how we think about healthcare, the way we think about it, what that means, how should we be measuring outcomes of reality, and how do we look at it in a holistic fashion, it's physical health, it's spiritual health, it's social health, it's mental health. All of these things for me is healthcare. And then you know what you're saying is so right, because once you start doing the research to your symptoms, and Facebook is an amazing tool because you have all these groups now and they have followers of a couple of million on the menopause group, I'm in that group because I wanna just hear the comments and the communication that's going on, so that has really been one of the lifesavers for many, many women around the world, so I think getting onto these groups, getting a message out, is so, so important as a tool.0:25:05.9 S2: But then related to that is, now that you know you have it and you want to alleviate the symptoms, the healthcare system doesn't… in many countries of the world, menopause is not covered by insurance, including in this part of the world that I'm at. So if you have hot flashes, if you have night sweats, if you don't have any estrogen in your body, you have to pay money out of pocket to get the patches or the gels or the bio-identicals that you need, and it's even in many, many insurance systems in the US and many of the drugs are not covered, or the new… are not covered. The access to, even though you found out everything, you don't have access to it. And that's why I feel that the insurance systems now need to keep pace with the healthcare system of what they're looking at in healthcare, because if they're not covering these basic diseases of life, change of life, it's not really a disease, it's a change of life, but it has serious implications on our mental and physical and emotional health, which leads to chronic diseases later on, those need to be covered.0:26:20.1 S1: I even heard about a dry eye syndrome in women when they've gone through menopause and not understanding that there's a correlation, and there is a supplement that was being researched for dry eye in women, and they couldn't get women in the study, and they were only getting men and they ended up that they had so many men, and it wasn't making a difference, so they didn't get the labeling that they wanted to make the claim for dry eye for women in menopause or post-menopause, and so I'm hoping that that they get funding and they can go back in the trial, but that's just an example that I have that's fresh in my mind of, “Oh, I didn't even know that you would get dry eyes”, so maybe that's something that I should even be talking more about and I should interview my mom because my mom could definitely tell me, she was in Toastmasters at the time, she had me at age 40, and then she went through menopause, like 48 to 52, and so I imagine having an eight-year-old and then she had two sons that are in their 20s, she's in this crazy time of life, and you just brought up some things that maybe my mom isn't so crazy that...0:27:41.0 S1: She just was going through a lot at that time. 0:27:46 S2: The term pause, it shouldn't be a pause. It goes on sometimes for…years. Why is it a pause? 0:27:51 S1: Right. Yeah. 0:27:53 S2: I question that. Who invented the term?0:27:59.7 S1: Yes. So why now, the funding and interest in FemTech, Reenita, why is there this rising?0:28:09.6 S2: I think companies are beginning to understand with this whole focus on gender equity that starts in the workplace, the MeToo movement that happened a couple of years ago, all the presidential debates that went on that we need a woman President, Vice President. You know women have become the center of it all. We are in what we call the Sheconomy, and part of that Sheconomy is that emphasis, that health is very much part of that, and we need to start thinking about it. So companies are waking up to realize that they can't continue to run the system the way we are running it…they can make money out of it, so let's, let's run it. Most of them are focusing, as I said, on the spring of life, or when we are beautiful, when we're young, and we were able to procreate. So now we need to move the dial over to the second half of life, the autumn stage.0:29:11.3 S1: Autumn stage. I like that season. I love autumn, actually. That sounds very nice. I'm thinking that women live five years longer on average than men, that even the end of life, I think there's opportunity there for support of widows, and we're not gonna go into that space right now, but it certainly is something that, when I look at the numbers of how many widows there are that are in nursing homes, and could there be digital health there to help those women? Opportunities there?0:29:44.4 S2: It's a very interesting part because one of the things that I'm also working on is looking at actual real estate for women. Women only, real estate community homes. Women, there are many more divorced women today than there ever was in the last 10, 20 years, the rates of divorce. Single women, women who are not getting married, it's almost gonna be 45% of the entire working population of women that are gonna be single, and these women are not gonna get married so as they get older, they will have to have some kind of community to be able to live in. So what would that community design look like? How do we create a woman's only kind of community, which is a health, wellness, mind, body and soul space? For these widows as well as we talk about it. So that could be another huge growth opportunity in the future. …Based on needs and we design homes based on all of that. So it's a huge promotion opportunity, I see it in the future, especially when it's gonna be 25% of the population.0:30:55.5 S1: For the last piece, question that I have, or topic that I have is around the marketing of women's health and the messaging, and you being in Dubai where you're saying there's a lack of messaging and awareness at all, where in the US, it just seems so skewed like a tampon commercial gives you the freedom to feel great and go ride a horse and play beach volleyball is, that's what we see on commercials, when in reality, your first, it stinks to get your period, you don't feel great, so it's not represented accurately I don't think. And I'm curious how, what are you seeing to change that and how can you leave us with an inspiring message to create these campaigns that are relatable and educational and fills with the reality of what it is.0:31:49.9 S2: I think we're getting more and more authentic campaigning and advertising. In the past is all about selling the dream. That's why we enjoy looking at this advertising because you know, we could look like that and could be as beautiful as that if we used the product. Or lose 20 pounds in one night or whatever it may be. It was all about selling the dream, and I think for healthcare, yes, selling the dream…but I think we also have to be very realistic, selling that dream, maybe package it in a different way. I think today we're seeing many more women of color on commercials than we've ever gotten. We're seeing more LGBTQ area, we're just beginning to understand them, we don't have any products or solutions around that. I'm starting to look at conferences and events that we can have separate sessions of how do we deal with. We don't even understand the whole aspect of transgender and the effect of hormones on that…So there's so much work that we need to do. So going back to your question on messaging, we need to make it more holistic, we need to make it more mainstream, more representative, so everyone feels included in that and taking real voices.0:33:08.9 S2: I think that's the best thing, and that's why I love Facebook with the ads on Facebook, because we actually have testimonials of people who have used, their stories, and that's what makes it inspiring when you can see the difference, that you can see the impact.0:33:21.8 S1: I agree. I'm gonna have to join some more Facebook groups now.0:33:29.6 S2: Today we're doing a lot of consumer research through Facebook groups, and it's completely unsolicited, it's unadulterated… I think every single FemTech company is collecting data, and they're following patients. So I think because they're all female-founded and small, they're being able to do that and collect from the Cloud, how to build that up and get to that stage of actually building and making an impact, that's gonna take time. But I do, I'm very, very optimistic that we are moving in on a database basis for healthcare, and so far there wasn't anything like that before, and we're getting actual female data, which we never have. So that is a huge change I see for our daughters maybe. That they won't have some of the issues we've faced, because they will have 20, 30 years of solid data behind that, and this is the first time I think in our entire history that they're connecting, only women do that, and I think it's fantastic. I think it's a...0:34:38.7 S1: Makes me think of what we're doing in our nutraceutical line, that maybe we should be going to the menopause space.0:34:48.9 S2: Lots of opportunity, lots of products as well. On Facebook and find that… I don't know how good they are so that's the other challenge that I have. There's so many nutraceuticals out there, you really don't know what outcomes are you spending so much money out of pocket and buying them, but you don't know, because they're not…or they don't go into any regular process. So we really don't know.0:35:12.4 S1: I have a low creatine and testosterone in my last, my blood work that I had, and so I'm taking creatine twice a week, but it sure would be nice to have a creatine that was marketed to women and that, both of those happen when you are going into menopause or perimenopause, and they both are low, typically simultaneously so I haven't gotten the testosterone pellets or anything like that yet. I'm still researching all of that, but that could be an area of opportunity for us, all based on the personal need that I'm an entrepreneur that believes if you see a gap or if you use, have a product and you think you could do it better, go out and do it. And it seems that FemTech is the space to do it, and it's such a driver, it helps you get up in the morning. I mean for me, of all the products that I do, it's okay, I can do this better, I'm gonna do it. And I appreciate you and your research of 25 years in this space, Reenita, I hope that when we come out with a product that I can send that to you and I will do you proud with what we've put together on our digital and our product, because we just have so much respect for you.0:36:33.1 S1: So thank you for all of the work that you do for us and further women's health, you're making generational differences in what you're doing.0:36:40.7 S2: Thank you so much, Patty. Your work is very inspiring and I would love to see what you're gonna come out with next so I'll wait with baited breath.0:36:49.7 S1: You'll be the first for the samples. Yes, great to meet you. Thank you for joining me today on the Persevere Podcast, and make it a great day and yay for FemTech. Let's just keep going. Keep your head down, ladies. 0:37:03 S1: Thank you for listening to The Persevere Podcast, powered by Checkable Medical. Head over to perseverepodcast.com for notes, links and additional resources from today's show. To continue hearing insights and gaining knowledge from those persevering, succeeding and making their dream a reality, be sure to subscribe through your favorite podcast app. Now go make it happen.

Pharma Intelligence Podcasts
Digital Health Roundup: A Mixed Bag Of Exec Interviews; Femtech; Robotics; Digital OR; Wearables

Pharma Intelligence Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 6:52


In this month's Digital Health roundup, Medtech Insight's Marion Webb discusses her deep-dive article on menopause with leading experts in this rising industry and Barnaby Pickering highlights UK-based Proximie, which developed a web-based platform that allows surgeons and other clinical experts to collaborate virtually in the operating suite. The company recently raised $80m in a series C round. Listen to the podcast via the player below: Medtech Insight articles addressing topics discussed in this episode: Hot Flash! Menopause May Not Be Sexy, But Investors Are Warming Up To Digital Health Solutions Digital Operating Theater Company Proximie Garners $80M In SoftBank-Jobs Raise

Curito Connects
Power of Community with Olivia Cotes-James

Curito Connects

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 53:58


Jenn speaks to Olivia Cotes-James, the founder of Luüna Naturals a company she founded in 2017 that is a purpose-drive period wellness company, proudly built between Hong Kong and Shanghai by a 100% women-led team. Olivia shares with us how her own negative period experiences led her to host period workshops amongst her peers that later inspired her to create LUÜNA Naturals. (Recorded on April 14, 2022)About Olivia:Olivia is the founder and CEO of LUÜNA, a purpose-driven period wellness company, proudly built between Hong Kong and Shanghai by a 100% woman-led team.LUÜNA creates access to products, technology and educational programs that enhance holistic menstrual health,  supporting our community to be healthy, happy and informed, every day of the month.LUÜNA has challenged industry and societal norms, achieving awards such as the United Nations Empowerment of Women Award at the China Social Impact Awards 2021 and Hong Kong's Wellness Brand of the Year 2020. As a founder, Olivia has achieved recognition as Forbes 30 Under 30 2021, Generation T Young Leader of Tomorrow 2021 and Hong Kong's Wellness Entrepreneur of the Year 2021. In March 2022, they launched a first-in-market organic cotton pad with water-soluble wrappers alongside their range of plastic-free tampons and reusable period cup.Episode Resources:WebsiteOlivia's IGLuna IGFBLinkedin  

Decoding Healthcare Innovation
#28: Navigating Sociopolitical Issues in Emergency Contraception with Stix Cofounder Cynthia Plotch

Decoding Healthcare Innovation

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 21:43


What you'll get out of this episode:Cohost Rebecca Gwilt talks with Stix Cofounder Cynthia Plotch about women's health—an especially timely conversation given the leaked Roe v. Wade decision. Be sure to take our survey (also linked below) to help shape the roundtable we're hosting this summer with policy makers, advocacy groups, Femtech companies, and telemedicine providers in the reproductive and maternal care space to better chart a unified path forward.Listen to this episode to discover: What it is like to raise money in femtech from investors that are primarily men What is it like to build a women's health company, including tips and tricks for others in this space How the company's first emergency contraception product, Relaunch, came to be and the demand, access, and misconceptions around it What the leaked Roe v. Wade decisions means for the future of women-centric healthcare companies Why Stix decided early on to take a public stand on this issue and how other femtech founders can, too (even if they don't know how yet)  About our GuestCynthia Plotch, cofounder of Stix, is an Inc 100 Female Founder and a member of Forbes Next 1000. Cynthia and her cofounder are passionate about making sure women have the products, education, and support they need to make confident decisions along their health journeys. The company, which is active in 50 states, offers at home pregnancy, ovulation, UTI, and yeast infection tests and related products. Connect with Cynthia on LinkedIn.About the CompanyStix provides women with the products, education, and support they need throughout their health journey. Check out the pregnancy and ovulation tests & the Stix Library. Learn more at getstix.co. Additional Resources Wondering about the impact of that leaked SCOTUS decision? Nixon Gwilt Law is putting together a roundtable discussion this summer for FemTech innovators. We'll explore how to respond to this pending decision for your business and the industry. Want to be part of it? Start by sharing your thoughts in this confidential survey.   Be sure to check out episode 21 with Maria Butkovic of Women of Wearables for more on FemTech innovation. If you're not already, be sure to check out our sister podcast, Legally Femtech, hosted by Bethany Corbin, Esq., who will continue covering these developments. Coming UpWe've got a sizzling summer on the way with topics on virtual consultations for pharmacists, care at home initiatives, and much more on FemTech and data privacy. Don't miss an episode!Join the ConversationAre you a healthcare innovator? Tell us what topics and people you'd like us to cover in future episodes:Decoding Healthcare Innovation on LinkedInDecoding Healthcare on TwitterFollow our daily updates on LinkedIn:CarrieRebeccaAbout Your HostsCarrie Nixon and Rebecca Gwilt are partners at Nixon Gwilt Law, a healthcare innovation law firm exclusively serving Providers, Digital Health Companies, and Life Science Businesses seeking to transform the way we receive and experience healthcare. Find out more at NixonGwiltLaw.com. 

Houston Innovators Podcast
Episode 138 - From social platform to femtech AI - Amanda Ducach of SocialMama

Houston Innovators Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 36:40


Amanda Ducach is the founder of Social Mama, a Houston-based company looking to connect women to improve the isolated and lonely journey that is motherhood. Launching originally as a social platform, Amanda shares how she's gearing up for a total rebrand and launch of a whole new product — one that's focused holistically on women's health and wellness from fertility to menopause. 

Regenerative Revolution Podcast
Self Reliance & Reproductive Autonomy with Atchie Bernstein

Regenerative Revolution Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 42:49


Support the podcast on Patreon Follow the podcast on Instagram here Working with the living systems of our bodies for female bodied people is a critical area for education & empowerment at this moment in time. As we're all painfully aware, in the US we're currently under threat of the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling being overturned (!!). This ruling established women's rights to access abortion, and if it's overturned, it could potentially leave a lot of people who can get pregnant (especially in midwestern and southeastern states) without access to abortion clinics. In this potentially gnarly moment in history for bodily autonomy, the good news is that we have a lot of options regardless of what's happening in politics! This includes, of course, the birth control we're familiar with, as well as some options we may not be educated on, such as practicing the fertility awareness method and accessing certain aid networks for abortion. We're joined by fertility awareness educator Atchie Bernstein to dive into these topics & help us step back into our power! Links: Aid Access Atchie's website & booking contact or reach out to her on Instagram Samantha Zipporah's Please Bleed book & Fruit of Knowledge platform Medicine stories Cycle tracking episode Show notes: Interweaving bodily autonomy & sustainability: Lowering our waste, self-reliance without need for potentially unavailable medical system, becoming more self reliant beings within more self reliant systems The Fertility Awareness method: understanding our window of fertility using a sympto-thermal method (tracking basal body temperature & cervical mucus). The fertility awareness method & the rhythm method are two distinctly different methods. FAM gives us a powerful window into overall hormonal health, conscious contraception - can use chart to know if time of sperm exposure & gives time to choose early appropriate methods for contraception - in much earlier window to make decisions for yourself! Knowledge is power: being aware of our choices & fully informed on all options is the way to go. Femtech & the dangers of relying on an app to give us a red or green light Connecting with our cycles & giving our moon blood back to nature: the only bloodshed that's not through violence Taking our power back: This is a powerful form of resistance to go against these stigmas & taboos that tell us our cycles are to be feared. Dealing with an unwanted sperm exposure: being prepared by charting, Plan B isn't effective if you've already ovulated (it only works to delay ovulation, which gets you outside of the window in which sperm could survive), Plant options for implantation inhibitors (more detail in the Medicine Stories episode & by consulting an herbalist) include Queen Anne's lace Medication pregnancy release options: available without any contact with medical professionals or clinics through Aid Access (can now order in advance in case you need them) or local networks of people with access to those medications such as abortion doula networks with confidential contacts. Reach out to Atchie for these contacts if you need contacts.

FemTech Focus
VDOM providing that 'Big D' energy at the push of a button - Episode 169

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 47:48


In today's episode, I interview Glenise Kinard - Moore, the Founder and CEO Skii MooTech which produces their product the VDOM. SkiiMoo Tech was created to disrupt the status quo and break through societal barriers by leveraging "all things tech". Their focus is on creating tech-based consumer products for niche markets that are usually not at the forefront. Their premier product, The VDOM, is the first app-connected prosthetic penis that can go from flaccid to erect at the push of a button or via a swipe on a smartphone or smartwatch. This device is specifically designed to enhance the lifestyles of LGBTQ+ people, Erectile Dysfunction sufferers, and Spinal cord injury patients. While pre-order quantities have sold out, you can join our waitlist at www.thevdom.com Enjoy the episode!

FemTech Focus
Center for Intimacy Justice wants equality in advertisement policies -Episode 167

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 47:42


In today's episode, I interview Jackie Rotman, the founder of the Center for Intimacy Justice. Jackie has been a social entrepreneur for over 15 years. She has also worked in venture capital with a particular focus on women's health and sexual wellness. In 2019 she wrote a New York Times investigative op-ed on the sexual wellness market, which made the NY Times "Most Popular" list and was the Opinion section's display piece. Today Jackie is the founder and CEO of the Center for Intimacy Justice. This organization is leading the movement to rewrite corporate advertising policies in tech companies to allow sexual health and wellness ads for women and people with vulvas. These ads are systematically censored which causes huge barriers for femtech companies. The center for intimacy Justice believes in catalyzing greater technological innovation and investment, education, and cultural understanding toward female sexual health - and building a culture of greater equity, agency, and wellbeing. Learn more at www.intimacyjustice.org Enjoy the episode!

FemTech Focus
MYAVANA takes a scientific approach to healthy hair - Episode 168

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 47:02


In today's episode, I interview Candace Mitchell, the CEO and Founder MYAVANA. Candace is a computer scientist and visionary entrepreneur transforming the hair care industry through science & technology. She serves as Founder & CEO of MYAVANA, a beauty technology company that uses artificial intelligence to recommend the perfect products for your hair. Through their mobile application, you're able to take a photo of your hair and receive an instant analysis of your hair type along with recommended products, consultations with an expert, and healthy hair guidance. For customers with specific hair challenges, MYAVANA offers a hair kit to send strands of your hair for a detailed hair analysis and personalized hair care plan. MYAVANA has developed it's own patent-pending proprietary technology to help women choose the best haircare products, ingredients, regimens, and professional salons to achieve desired styles and hair health. Our listeners get a special offer. Use promocode FEMTECH at www.myavana.com to save 20% on a hair analysis kit. Enjoy the episode!

FemTech Focus
MAS Holdings, the global leader in femtech apparel and textiles - Episode 170

FemTech Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 46:01


In today's episode, I interview Pilar Diaz, the Global Head of FemTech at MAS holdings. MAS specializes in creating reusable and sustainable apparel and textile solutions for women's health and hygiene. They work in collaboration with femtech companies and startups such as Thinx period underwear and Become menopause sleepwear to create apparel and textile solutions across all female life stages, from menstruation to maternity to menopause, and everything in between. Headquartered in Sri Lanka, MAS Holdings is one of the world's most recognized design-to-delivery solutions providers in apparel and textile powered by 30 years of operations, 53 manufacturing facilities across 16 countries, and 99,000 employees. Pilar is eager to work with more femtech companies to bring their textile and apparel visions to the market. I would be happy to introduce you to Pilar if you send me an email at brittany@femtechfocus.org Learn more about MAS holdings at www.masholdings.com. Enjoy the episode!

This Is My Truth
Ep. 169: Letting go of Resentment: A Conversation with Ari Krzyzek

This Is My Truth

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 40:12


Today I dive into a conversation with my new friend Ari Krzyzek where we dive into unpacking resentment - specifically resentment towards ones family. Ari just dives in and speaks her truth about her journey to letting got of the resentment she held towards her parents, but even more importantly, how she's worked to move beyond the resentment and allow herself to speak her truth more freely - in all circumstances. We talk about the empowerment that comes when you are able to let go, amongst many other things! A bit more about Ari in her own words: Co-founder and chief creative officer of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek helping women-led brands in FemTech & DTC transform their website into a platform that unlocks business opportunities. She serves as a branding, UX consultant, and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through the #1 ranked private business incubator in the world, 1871 Chicago. Furthermore, she helps women in tech and design break into the industry and succeed in it by mentoring them for personal branding, career advancement, and entrepreneurship through Interaction Design Foundation and ADP list. You can follow Ari and her team's journey at: http://chykalophia.com http://facebook.com/chykalophia http://instagram.com/chykalophia Find the transcript of the episode here: https://share.descript.com/view/ekOY5OFQadI I hope you enjoyed our conversation! xoxo, Jessi This is My Truth is a newly launched podcast, and I'd love to know what you think! Please consider leaving a review, comment or rate the podcast on Apple Podcasts. If my message resonated with you, please share with others in your circle who may benefit as well! It would be much appreciated! You can connect to This is My Truth on: Leave me a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jessi-shuraleff/message Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisismytruthpodcast/ Email: jessinshuraleff@gmail.com Web: www.jessishuraleff.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jessi-shuraleff/message

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