5/29 – Werk it Moms x General Assembly – Sex, Fertility and the Future of Womxn’s Health Tech
Hi mamas! I am so excited to be back moderating another motherhood panel with General Assembly! And this panel is going to be covering one of my favorite topics – Fem Tech. And the Womxn’s is NOT a typo btw.
This is an online event via Zoom, and will take place on Friday May 29th at 3pm EST!
I’ve included more deets about this event for you below, hope to see you there!
About This Event
Although womxn’s health has come a long way over generations, womxn continue to be underserved by the healthcare industry. 65% of healthcare employees are womxn, but they make up only 33% of senior executives and 13% of CEOs.
But the tide is turning…
Last year, womxn-led FemTech startups raised at least $241 million in venture capital, with a market potential of $50B by 2025, according to consulting and research firm Frost & Sullivan.
From menstruation trackers to pregnancy monitors to menopause health, FemTech is making breakthroughs in providing the latest developments in female and womxn’s health.
Join us for a virtual panel discussion featuring revolutionary FemTech thought leaders as they discuss the journey of their startup, challenges in the industry, and advice for budding entrepreneurs.
- What FemTech is, how it is revolutionizing womxn’s health, and how the VC’s are getting involved.
- Discover ways the current climate is changing how women take charge of their sexual lives and reproductive health.
- What the future of FemTech looks like and what companies to watch for.
- Learn what local leaders are doing to destigmatize the discussion surrounding womxn’s bodies, reproductive health, and sexual wellness.
About the Panelists
Lyndsey HarperFounder + CEO ,
Dr. Lyndsey Harper is the Founder and CEO of Rosy. She created Rosy to give her patients and women across the world a fun, modern, evidence-based place to find help for low libido. Dr. Harper is an Associate Professor (Affiliated) of Ob/Gyn for Texas A&M College of Medicine, a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. She has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top women disrupting health tech, as a Top Innovator in Dallas for 2020 and in People Newspapers 20 Under Forty 2020.
Nicky DawkinsCertified Full Spectrum Doula I Founder ,
Nicky Dawkins is a full-spectrum Doula and feminine health influencer based in sunny Miami, FL. She is the founder of Werk it Moms LLC, Vice President of the Miami Diaper Bank Board, and President of PeriodMiami. Nicky is also a Mama Glow graduate and currently serves as the network’s Director of Community. Over the past 3 years, Nicky has had a huge impact on Miami’s mom community and has launched several local partnerships in support of working mothers. She regularly advocates for reproductive rights and hosts monthly educational workshops to address issues surrounding period poverty. Nicky currently runs her own Doula business full-time and is a loving mother to her 4-year old son, Nasir. You can follow her on Instagram @thankyounicky and visit her website www.thankyounicky.com
Alison GreenbergCEO + Co-founder,
Alison Greenberg is the CEO + Co-founder of Dioptra, a medical device company rethinking the speculum to finally reclaim womxn’s health as our own. Dioptra aims to rewrite—and thereby correct—the story of male-designed medical intervention into women’s bodies. Alison was also co-founder and CEO of aflow, a conversation design studio that democratizes data + equitizes AI. Alison has worked as a brand strategist, verbal designer, and naming expert with over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale, advises 501(c)(3) Code to Inspire, and is chapter founder of Women in Voice NY.
Aagya MathurCEO + Co-Founder,
Aagya’s passion lies at the intersection of healthcare, innovation, and analytics-driven insights. Because of Aagya’s commitment to female wellness and technology, she has been named as Forbes “Top 100 Women in FemTech and Health Tech”.
Aagya is the CEO and Co-Founder of Aavia – the first ever smart case and app that learns and improves birth control pill-taking habits. With inconsistent pill use resulting in over 1M unintended pregnancies each year in the U.S. alone, Aavia is taking a people-first design approach to ensure the pill is used safely and effectively with daily and timely use.
Hannah LevyHead of Content & Editorial ,
Hannah Levy is the head of content & editorial at Modern Fertility, a reproductive health company making personalized fertility information more accessible. They provide fertility hormone essentials, from at-home tests to digital tools to an online community — whether you’re trying for kids or not.
About Our Partners
Modern Fertility is a reproductive health company making personalized fertility information more accessible. We provide fertility hormone essentials, from at-home tests to digital tools to an online community — whether you’re trying for kids or not. Everything we develop is designed to give you more agency over your reproductive health, so you can own the decisions impacting your body and your future (whatever those decisions might be).