Women's Health Innovation Series: Women's Healthy Aging Summit 2022

Women's Health Innovation Series: Women's Healthy Aging Summit

Bringing awareness to an underserved area of women’s health by highlighting investment and innovation opportunities in areas relating to consumer health, menopause and beyond

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San Diego, California, US
9-10 November, 2022

By 2025, there will be over 1 billion women experiencing menopause in the world, which will be 12% of the entire world population of 8 billion. Vasomotor Symptoms (VMS), including hot flashes and night sweats, are experienced by approximately 75% of them. These, along with other conditions, can lead to a significant reduction in a woman’s quality of life, increased utilization of medical resources and an overall loss of productivity.

WHI 2022 ADVISORY BOARD


WHY ATTEND?

The final event of the Women’s Health Innovation Series 2022, the Women’s Healthy Aging Innovation Summit is back for a second year to reconvene face-to-face in California on the 9th and 10th November.

Having brought together an underserved area of women’s health for the first-time last year, this year’s summit will take the opportunity to deep dive into specific focus areas, looking to incite conversations about the challenges and opportunities that are unique to midlife women. Going further than just outlining why we need to innovate; this year we will be exploring how we can accelerate this innovation.

The Women’s Healthy Aging Innovation Summit will cover areas such as menopause, perimenopause, healthy aging, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health, sexual wellness, pelvic floor health, brain health, oncology, and preventative health measures, stimulating conversation and breaking down taboos. Our aim is to serve this neglected and underserved market to ultimately improve the access and quality of care for midlife women worldwide.

2
Days
30+
Industry Leading Speakers
8+
Dedicated Networking Hours
5+
In-depth Case Studies
150+
Industry Executives

Best In Showcase

Discover the latest innovation at the forefront of women’s healthy aging. Covering the entire spectrum of challenges and issues faced by midlife women, our prestigious selection committee will select 1 winner from each of the following categories:

Each category winner will get 4 minutes to present their focus area; highlighting key trends, key innovation, and key takeaways. The audience will then get 4 minutes to ask questions, ensuring we take a collaborative approach towards understanding and propelling the women’s healthy aging innovation industry further. Applications close on Monday 3rd October 2022.

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Selection Committee

Attendee Breakdown

28%
Startups
20%
Big Pharma and Med Device
15%
Investors
15%
CPG/FMCG
10%
Servicing
7%
Biotechs
3%
Healthcare Providers
2%
Benefits Providers

Startups

Big Pharma and Med Device

Investors

CPG/FMCG

Servicing

Biotechs

Healthcare Providers

Benefits Providers

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Join the Women's Healthy Aging Innovation Summit to:

  • Learn about the unmet needs of midlife women, and the specific challenges and opportunities that lie within areas such as menopause, perimenopause, healthy aging, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health, sexual wellness, pelvic floor health, brain health, oncology, and preventative health measures.
  • Understand the benefits to treating the needs of midlife women holistically and learn about what this means for innovation and investment opportunities in women's health.
  • Connect with the latest consumer facing innovation, products, goods, and services, and deep dive into innovation focused on specific disease areas.

View our agenda for the Women's Healthy Aging Innovation Summit 2022

2022 Speakers

 

Rachel Braun Scherl

Managing Partner, Co-Founder, & Chief Vagipreneur ®
SPARK Solutions for Growth

Rachel Braun Scherl

Managing Partner, Co-Founder, & Chief Vagipreneur ®
SPARK Solutions for Growth

Rachel Braun Scherl

Managing Partner, Co-Founder, & Chief Vagipreneur ®
SPARK Solutions for Growth
 

Colette Courtion

CEO and Founder
JoyLux

Colette Courtion

CEO and Founder
JoyLux

Colette Courtion

CEO and Founder
JoyLux
 

Beth Battaglino

CEO
HealthyWomen

Beth Battaglino

CEO
HealthyWomen

Beth Battaglino

CEO
HealthyWomen
 

Christine Marie Mason

CEO & Founder
Rosebud Woman

Christine Marie Mason

CEO & Founder
Rosebud Woman

Christine Marie Mason

CEO & Founder
Rosebud Woman
 

Alessandra Henderson

CEO & CO-Founder
Elektra Health

Alessandra Henderson is the Co-Founder & CEO of Elektra Health, a next-gen women's healthcare platform on a mission to smash the menopause taboo. Elektra empowers the 50M women navigating menopause in the US – and the millions more abroad – with evidence-based education, care & community. Prior to Elektra, Alessandra spent 10+ years building early stage consumer businesses from the ground up at Artsy, the MIT NYC Startup Studio, and Human Ventures. She holds a B.A.

Alessandra Henderson

CEO & CO-Founder
Elektra Health

Alessandra Henderson

CEO & CO-Founder
Elektra Health

Alessandra Henderson is the Co-Founder & CEO of Elektra Health, a next-gen women's healthcare platform on a mission to smash the menopause taboo. Elektra empowers the 50M women navigating menopause in the US – and the millions more abroad – with evidence-based education, care & community. Prior to Elektra, Alessandra spent 10+ years building early stage consumer businesses from the ground up at Artsy, the MIT NYC Startup Studio, and Human Ventures. She holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and MBA from Sloan MIT, where she received the Martin Trust Community Fellow Award and the Patrick McGovern Entrepreneurship Award. Her work has been covered by The NY Times, Fast Company, Techcrunch, and the Financial Times.

 

Alice Zheng

Principal
RH Capital

Alice Zheng

Principal
RH Capital

Alice Zheng

Principal
RH Capital
 

Carolee Lee

Founder
Women's Health Access Matters

Carolee Lee is an innovator, entrepreneur and thought leader dedicated to improving women’s health and wellbeing, and their opportunities to succeed. She was founder and CEO of Carolee Designs, one of the world’s leading accessories brands. Carolee launched WHAM (Women’s Health Access Matters), a nonprofit organization working to bring awareness and funding to women’s health research to transform women’s lives.

Carolee Lee

Founder
Women's Health Access Matters

Carolee Lee

Founder
Women's Health Access Matters

Carolee Lee is an innovator, entrepreneur and thought leader dedicated to improving women’s health and wellbeing, and their opportunities to succeed. She was founder and CEO of Carolee Designs, one of the world’s leading accessories brands. Carolee launched WHAM (Women’s Health Access Matters), a nonprofit organization working to bring awareness and funding to women’s health research to transform women’s lives. Carolee forged a research partnership with the RAND Corporation to create The WHAM Report, the first study to analyze the economic costs, benefits and social impacts of health research that focuses specifically on women. The WHAM Report is changing the conversation around women’s health research, proving women’s health research is an economic issue we cannot afford to ignore. Through partnerships with leading advocacy groups, business leaders, researchers and economists, WHAM is using this data drive change.

 

Carolee is also a mentor and leader in business, philanthropic and educational organizations. She is a past Chair and Foundation Board Chair of the Committee of 200, a community of the most successful women in business, and has served as director on the board of DSW, Inc. Carolee is a founding board member of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, where she has served since 1986. She currently sits on the Women’s Leadership Board at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

 

 

Denise Pines

Founder
The FemAging Project

Denise Pines

Founder
The FemAging Project

Denise Pines

Founder
The FemAging Project
 

Dina Radenkovic

CEO & CO-Founder
Gameto

Dina Radenkovic

CEO & CO-Founder
Gameto

Dina Radenkovic

CEO & CO-Founder
Gameto
 

Hasti Nazem

Head of Product & Education
Kindra

Hasti is part of the founding team of Kindra, leading product development and education. Kindra is developing innovative estrogen-free solutions targeting the top pain points of the 34+ symptoms of menopause. With nearly 10 years of experience at the intersection of life sciences, health and wellness, and consumer brand building, Hasti integrates targeted product formulation development with cutting edge technical advancements. Her deep scientific communications experience helps to empower consumers to better understand their health, and bridge gaps often overlooked in women's health.

Hasti Nazem

Head of Product & Education
Kindra

Hasti Nazem

Head of Product & Education
Kindra

Hasti is part of the founding team of Kindra, leading product development and education. Kindra is developing innovative estrogen-free solutions targeting the top pain points of the 34+ symptoms of menopause. With nearly 10 years of experience at the intersection of life sciences, health and wellness, and consumer brand building, Hasti integrates targeted product formulation development with cutting edge technical advancements. Her deep scientific communications experience helps to empower consumers to better understand their health, and bridge gaps often overlooked in women's health. Hasti's work has been featured in has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes.com, (O) Oprah Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Women's Health Magazine, and in healthcare public affairs and pharmaceutical trade association publications.

 

Jamie White

Health Science Strategy and Relations Lead in the Office of Research on Women’s Health
The National Institute of Health (NIH)

Jamie White

Health Science Strategy and Relations Lead in the Office of Research on Women’s Health
The National Institute of Health (NIH)

Jamie White

Health Science Strategy and Relations Lead in the Office of Research on Women’s Health
The National Institute of Health (NIH)
 

Lina Borgo

CO- Founder
Mina Health

Lina Borgo

CO- Founder
Mina Health

Lina Borgo

CO- Founder
Mina Health
 

Michelle Mielke

Professor of Epidemiology; Professor of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Michelle M. Mielke, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention and Professor of Epidemiology and of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Mielke works as a translational epidemiologist to further understanding of the etiology and epidemiology of neurodegenerative and other aging-related diseases.  One focus of her research is understanding the utility of blood-based biomarkers at the population for screening and diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Another focus of Dr.

Michelle Mielke

Professor of Epidemiology; Professor of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Michelle Mielke

Professor of Epidemiology; Professor of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Michelle M. Mielke, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention and Professor of Epidemiology and of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Mielke works as a translational epidemiologist to further understanding of the etiology and epidemiology of neurodegenerative and other aging-related diseases.  One focus of her research is understanding the utility of blood-based biomarkers at the population for screening and diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Another focus of Dr. Mielke’s research is on understanding sex and gender differences in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and of other aging-related conditions. She directs the Mayo Clinic Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences. Dr. Mielke is co-Chair of the Sex and Gender Diversity Group for the Alzheimer’s Association Professional Interest Area. She received the John R. Raymond Mentor Award from the Women Scholars Initiative. She is the PI of several NIH-funded clinical- and epidemiological-based grants and has published over 360 manuscripts.

 

Missy Lavendar

CEO & Founder
Renalis Health

Missy Lavendar

CEO & Founder
Renalis Health

Missy Lavendar

CEO & Founder
Renalis Health
 

Natalie Waltz Fretwell

Founder
Tabu

Natalie Waltz is the founder of Tabu - a new kind of sexual wellness brand for bodies that change. Previously, Natalie was the VP of Marketing and Communications at The Chernin Group (TCG). Prior to that, she was an early employee at Collective Health, and recently served as a product advisor to Dadi. She started her career in the crisis communications practice group at Hill & Knowlton Strategies.

Natalie Waltz Fretwell

Founder
Tabu

Natalie Waltz Fretwell

Founder
Tabu

Natalie Waltz is the founder of Tabu - a new kind of sexual wellness brand for bodies that change. Previously, Natalie was the VP of Marketing and Communications at The Chernin Group (TCG). Prior to that, she was an early employee at Collective Health, and recently served as a product advisor to Dadi. She started her career in the crisis communications practice group at Hill & Knowlton Strategies.

 

Peony Li

CEO & Founder
Jude

Peony Li

CEO & Founder
Jude

Peony Li

CEO & Founder
Jude
 

Rachel Bartholomew

CEO & Founder
HyIvy

Rachel Bartholomew is a 2 time entrepreneur who is now working on her second company, Hyivy Health, created after her recent fight with cervical cancer. Hyivy Health is creating a pelvic rehabilitation device for the 1 in 3 women worldwide who will experience a pelvic health complication in their lifetime. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and has been working in various roles in the entrepreneurship ecosystem for over 10 years.

Rachel Bartholomew

CEO & Founder
HyIvy

Rachel Bartholomew

CEO & Founder
HyIvy

Rachel Bartholomew is a 2 time entrepreneur who is now working on her second company, Hyivy Health, created after her recent fight with cervical cancer. Hyivy Health is creating a pelvic rehabilitation device for the 1 in 3 women worldwide who will experience a pelvic health complication in their lifetime. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and has been working in various roles in the entrepreneurship ecosystem for over 10 years.

 

Sally Mueller

CO-Founder &CEO
Womaness

As the co-founder and CEO of Womaness, Sally is a consummate business builder specializing in retail and brand innovation. Her trend-forecasting Midas touch has benefited companies such as Target, Who What Wear and VERSED skincare, among others. She is a seasoned executive with impeccable entrepreneurial acumen. Sally spent over two decades of her career at Target Corporation, first in Apparel Merchandising and then in Marketing, helping to build the bullseye from a regional discount retailer to one of the world’s most recognized and influential global brands.

Sally Mueller

CO-Founder &CEO
Womaness

Sally Mueller

CO-Founder &CEO
Womaness

As the co-founder and CEO of Womaness, Sally is a consummate business builder specializing in retail and brand innovation. Her trend-forecasting Midas touch has benefited companies such as Target, Who What Wear and VERSED skincare, among others. She is a seasoned executive with impeccable entrepreneurial acumen. Sally spent over two decades of her career at Target Corporation, first in Apparel Merchandising and then in Marketing, helping to build the bullseye from a regional discount retailer to one of the world’s most recognized and influential global brands. She developed and implemented Target’s designer program and Design for All platform, transforming the regional discount retailer into a global phenomenon.

 

Sarah Foley

Managing Partner
SWAT Equity

Sarah Foley

Managing Partner
SWAT Equity

Sarah Foley

Managing Partner
SWAT Equity
 

Asima Ahmad

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Carrot

Asima Ahmad

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Carrot

Asima Ahmad

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Carrot
 

Betsy Bluestone

Managing Director
P&G Ventures

Betsy Bluestone

Managing Director
P&G Ventures

Betsy Bluestone

Managing Director
P&G Ventures
 

Ines O’Donovan

Co-Founder, Women for Longevity Club and Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Jeunessima Magazine

Ines O’Donovan

Co-Founder, Women for Longevity Club and Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Jeunessima Magazine

Ines O’Donovan

Co-Founder, Women for Longevity Club and Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Jeunessima Magazine
 

Karen Drexler

Angel Investor
Astia Angles

Karen Drexler

Angel Investor
Astia Angles

Karen Drexler

Angel Investor
Astia Angles
 

Nikolina Lauc

CO-Founder & CEO
GlycanAge

Nikolina Lauc

CO-Founder & CEO
GlycanAge

Nikolina Lauc

CO-Founder & CEO
GlycanAge
 

Somi Javaid

Founder & Chief Medical Officer
HerMD

Somi Javaid

Founder & Chief Medical Officer
HerMD

Somi Javaid

Founder & Chief Medical Officer
HerMD
 

Daisy Robinton

CEO & CO-Founder
Oviva Therpeutics

Dr. Daisy Robinton is passionate about elevating women’s health and challenging the status quo of female aging. She launched Oviva Therapeutics with the vision to tackle aging in women while addressing the historic gender disparity in biomedical research and healthcare. Dr. Robinton completed her PhD in Human Biology and Translational Medicine at Harvard University and landed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for her scientific discoveries. Her writing has been published in periodicals such as Nature, Vanity Fair and NEO.LIFE.

Daisy Robinton

CEO & CO-Founder
Oviva Therpeutics

Daisy Robinton

CEO & CO-Founder
Oviva Therpeutics

Dr. Daisy Robinton is passionate about elevating women’s health and challenging the status quo of female aging. She launched Oviva Therapeutics with the vision to tackle aging in women while addressing the historic gender disparity in biomedical research and healthcare. Dr. Robinton completed her PhD in Human Biology and Translational Medicine at Harvard University and landed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for her scientific discoveries. Her writing has been published in periodicals such as Nature, Vanity Fair and NEO.LIFE. Her work as a molecular biologist, writer, public speaker, and lifestyle & fitness model, contribute to the unique lens with which she examines the intersection of science and culture.

 

Laura Yecies

CEO
Bone Health Technologies

Laura Yecies is the CEO of Bone Health Technologies, maker of OsteoBoost, the first effective and safe non-drug treatment for low bone density.  Previously she was CEO of SyncThink a medical diagnostic company, Catch, which she sold to Apple and SugarSync which was acquired by J2Global.  Earlier she led the Browser division at Netscape, was general manager of Yahoo Mail and VP of Marketing at Check Point.  Ms.

Laura Yecies

CEO
Bone Health Technologies

Laura Yecies

CEO
Bone Health Technologies

Laura Yecies is the CEO of Bone Health Technologies, maker of OsteoBoost, the first effective and safe non-drug treatment for low bone density.  Previously she was CEO of SyncThink a medical diagnostic company, Catch, which she sold to Apple and SugarSync which was acquired by J2Global.  Earlier she led the Browser division at Netscape, was general manager of Yahoo Mail and VP of Marketing at Check Point.  Ms. Yecies has led commercialization and product development programs that have resulted in the use by over 350m customers.  She received her MBA from Harvard, has an MSFS from Georgetown and her AB in Government Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth.   She has been profiled in the NYTimes and multiple periodicals and is a prolific speaker and writer on health care and technology.

 

Kathryn Schubert

CEO, President
Society for Women’s Health Research

Kathryn Schubert

CEO, President
Society for Women’s Health Research

Kathryn Schubert

CEO, President
Society for Women’s Health Research
 

Anna Butterworth

Founder & Director
Ultra Violet Agency

Anna Butterworth is a FemTech pioneer. She has been at the epicentre of the industry for over six years - before the term was even coined. Starting her career in PR she quickly found her calling in wider creative campaign strategy and moved through cause led organisations that support marginalised communities and promote their voices.

Anna Butterworth

Founder & Director
Ultra Violet Agency

Anna Butterworth

Founder & Director
Ultra Violet Agency

Anna Butterworth is a FemTech pioneer. She has been at the epicentre of the industry for over six years - before the term was even coined. Starting her career in PR she quickly found her calling in wider creative campaign strategy and moved through cause led organisations that support marginalised communities and promote their voices.

Landing at Elvie in 2015 she was the first communications hire and quickly grew the brand across 60+ territories leading the way in FemTech marketing strategy. Since branching out to create the world's first FemTech focused creative agency Ultra Violet, she has worked with global disruptors such as Thinx, Become, Doppel, Wuka, Mooncup, Womanizer, Soho House, The Eve Appeal and more.

 

Monica Mallampalli

Senior Scientific Advisor
HealthyWomen

Monica Mallampalli

Senior Scientific Advisor
HealthyWomen

Monica Mallampalli

Senior Scientific Advisor
HealthyWomen
 

Joanna Strober

Founder
Midi Health

Joanna Strober

Founder
Midi Health

Joanna Strober

Founder
Midi Health

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Join the Women's Healthy Aging Innovation Summit to:

  • Learn about the unmet needs of midlife women, and the specific challenges and opportunities that lie within areas such as menopause, perimenopause, healthy aging, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health, sexual wellness, pelvic floor health, brain health, oncology, and preventative health measures.
  • Understand the benefits to treating the needs of midlife women holistically and learn about what this means for innovation and investment opportunities in women's health.
  • Connect with the latest consumer facing innovation, products, goods, and services, and deep dive into innovation focused on specific disease areas.

View our agenda for the Women's Healthy Aging Innovation Summit 2022

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