FemTech Focus Podcast

With Dr. Brittany Barreto

The FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings femtech experts – including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders – on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products (collectively known as femtech) that are improving women’s health and wellness. The podcast gives our host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women’s health and wellness.

Aug 15, 2022

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

In today’s episode, I interview Dr. Caralynn Nowinski Collens, the CEO of Dimension Inx. She manufactures 3D structures that enable cells to think they are inside the human body and restores their function. Dimension Inx is a next-generation biomaterials and biofabrication company developing 3D-printed therapeutic products that direct cells to rebuild healthy tissues. They are currently developing medical products for various therapeutic applications ranging from bone regeneration to fertility preservation. To learn more visit www.dimensioninx.com.

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Aug 08, 2022

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

In today’s episode, I interview Barry McCann, the Founder and CEO NUA Surgical. NUA Surgical is a multi-award-winning start-up dedicated to creating innovative surgical solutions in obstetrics and gynecology. Headquartered on the West Coast of Ireland, the company has developed the patented SteriCISION C-Section Retractor. This c-section retractor is designed to improve ergonomics and make cesarean delivery of newborns safer by providing better access and visualization during surgery. You are never going to believe what the current standard of care is for a c-section. I am grateful femtech founders like Barry are finally leveling up this super common procedure. Enjoy the episode!

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Aug 01, 2022

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

In today’s episode, I interview Dr. Elina Berglund Scherwitzl, the co-founder and CEO of Natural Cycles. Natural Cycles° is a birth control app used by millions of women around the world. As a Class II medical device, the Natural Cycles app is cleared by the FDA in the United States and certified to be used as a contraceptive in Europe, Australia, and Singapore. Their internal research team has contributed to 14 peer-reviewed research papers. After contributing to physics research that led to a Nobel Prize in 2013, Elina applied her skills to create the unique algorithm in Natural Cycles that accurately pinpoints when a female is fertile based on her body temperature. Download Natural Cycles and use promo code 'femtechfocus' to get 20% off an annual membership and a free thermometer. Enjoy the episode!

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Jul 25, 2022

BD's newest HPV screening assay - Episode 173

In today’s episode, I interview Molly Broache, a women’s health nurse practitioner and currently the Associate Director of Medical Affairs in the US Region for BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions. BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world with 75,000 employees in virtually every country. The BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay is the only FDA-approved HPV assay that identifies six high-risk HPV genotypes individually, including HPV 31. As more women received the HPV vaccine, the prevalence of two of the three highest-risk genotypes – HPV 16 and 18 – have declined. Unfortunately, HPV 31 remains prevalent. BD’s diagnostic tools provide a new standard of care for women. Learn more about BD’s commitment to women’s health at https://Womens-health-solutions.bd.com Enjoy the episode!

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Jul 18, 2022

Prenatal genetic screening as a critical maternal health tool with Natera - Episode 172

In today’s episode, I interview Jennifer Saucier, the Senior Director of Clinical Genetic Services at Natera. Natera is one of the largest non-invasive prenatal testing and genetic counseling providers. Prenatal testing provides insights into the risk of a fetal genetic abnormality and can help inform pregnancy management before and after birth. Genetic counselors are critical healthcare providers that help families understand the results of their genetic tests and guide them in making decisions about the health of the mom and baby. Something that fascinated me in this interview was how the new overturning of Roe v Wade has profound implications on prenatal testing and how genetic counselors can and cannot do their jobs. To learn more about Natera visit https://www.natera.com. Enjoy the episode!

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Jul 15, 2022

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

In today’s episode, I interview Laura Lazaro Cabrera, a Legal Officer at Privacy International. Since the overturning of the constitutional right to abortion in the United States, you may have seen social media posts telling you to delete your period tracking app or posts on Facebook about going "camping" in other states. We wanted to have a clear understanding for both the users of femtech digital health apps and the teams building them on what is the legal implications of tracking your reproductive health on your phone. Today I deep dive with Laura, a data privacy expert, on the facts and fiction of what having information on your female health could mean for you. Please be sure you are subscribed to the femtech focus newsletter and join our virtual community for more updates on how females and innovators in the US can stay vigilant and safe in these unprecedented times.

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Jul 11, 2022

Verity Now wants car safety standards to include females - Episode 171

In today’s episode, I interview Beth Brooke, the co-chair of verity now. Beth is a prominent voice worldwide on Diversity and Inclusion, including most prominently on LGBT inclusion and women. She has been named eleven times to the Forbes “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women“list. Today Beth is working towards equal safety standards in the transportation industry. In 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 NOW, which stands for Vehicle Equity Rules in Transportation, 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. Please visit vertiynow.org to find out how you can get involved in this vital consideration for female women and girls' health, wellness, and safety. Enjoy the episode!

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Jun 06, 2022

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

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 [email protected] Learn more about MAS holdings at www.masholdings.com. Enjoy the episode!

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Jun 06, 2022

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

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!

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Jun 06, 2022

MYAVANA takes a scientific approach to healthy hair - Episode 168

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!

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Jun 06, 2022

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

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!

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May 01, 2022

Live UTI Free advocates for females suffering with chronic UTIs - Episode 166

In today’s episode, I interview Melissa Kramer the CEO and Founder of Live UTI free. As a women's health advocate Melissa works closely with researchers, clinicians, and members of the public to ensure the patient perspective is acknowledged, particularly in the area of recurrent urinary tract infection - the second most common infection in adults, globally. In 2017, she founded Live UTI Free, a patient advocacy and research organization with a highly engaged community. 7 million females experience a UTI each year in the United States with about 35% of them having another UTI within 6 months. Many of these reoccurring infections may be caused by an underlying bladder infection that goes undiagnosed and ineffectively treated. My favorite resource they offer is the ‘take to your doctor’ and ‘patient guide’ resources. These are documents that help empower women to speak with their physicians about what they believe they are experiencing. Get these resources and more at www.LiveUTIfree.com. Enjoy the episode!

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May 01, 2022

Abortion in the United States and what's at stake this June - Episode 165

In today’s episode, I interview Madeline Waugh, a social scientist with a focus on reproductive rights in the United States. In this episode, we walk you through the history of abortion in the United States and the present-day situation we find ourselves in. Unfortunately, it feels like most of the world is in chaos so many of us may not realize how close we are in the United States to losing our right to an abortion. In June the Supreme Court will review a Mississippi abortion law and there is a high probability that the court will overturn Roe v Wade making abortion no longer a constitutional right. This will cause a domino effect state by state of the elimination of a female’s right to decide what’s best for her and her body. Although this seem very gloom for women’s rights today we still have an opportunity to improve our chances for the future. The opportunity lies in voting, especially in local elections. I recently met Lisa Mead, a woman running for election in my community. If elected, she would be the youngest female County Commissioner and only parent of school aged children. In Wake County North Carolina we have a very important local election on May 17, with early voting beginning April 28. If you live elsewhere, please make sure to check with the Board of Elections to see when your primary election is, many are occurring in the next month! Local elections can have huge impacts on women's rights and health, so it is important to vote. Please share this episode with your networks because female rights may take a huge setback but we must be prepared to fight for our right to choose. If you benefited from listening to this episode, please consider donating to FemTech Focus which is a 501c3 non-profit empowering the women's health innovation industry. https://femtechfocus.org/donate/

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Apr 17, 2022

Virtual eating disorder treatments by Equip Health - Episode 164

In today’s episode, I interview Erin Parks, PhD the co-founder and chief operating officer of Equip Health. Equip helps families recover from eating disorders at home. Equip’s virtual, evidence-based care is provided by a dedicated five-person team that empowers families to help their loved ones achieve lasting recovery. In the US alone 5 million people will develop an eating disorder which has the 2nd highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. In fact, there’s been a 70% increase in eating disorders since the start of the pandemic indiscriminate of gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Did you know that 40% of people struggling with anorexia are males? When a disease is considered a female disease it is wildly underserved. If you’re a male suffering from a culturally-perceived female condition, you may even have it worse than the females suffering from that illness because of the bias. If you or someone you know is wondering if their disordered eating is actually an eating disorder then please take a free assessment at www.equip.health

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Apr 17, 2022

AllVoices enables a healthier work environment and company culture - Episode 163

In today’s episode, I interview Claire Schmidt the founder & CEO of AllVoices. AllVoices is an employee feedback management platform that is taking a modern approach to driving change within organizations by giving all employees a way to speak up, provide feedback, ask questions, share positive input, and report harassment, bias, or culture issues directly to their company’s leadership. Before founding AllVoices, Claire served as Vice President of Technology and Innovation at 20th Century Fox and she came across Susan Fowler's blog, exposing the toxic harassment she experienced as a software engineer at Uber. The story occupied part of Claire’s mind for months. She began speaking with CEOs, lawyers, HR professionals and other employees (including Susan Fowler) and discovered that the tools available to employees to share feedback or report issues were ineffective, ominous and rarely used. The whistleblower hotlines in the market were outdated and clunky. This lack of an effective and comprehensive employee feedback management platform, was encouraging toxic workplace cultures of silence and unresolved, systemic issues. So Claire began building AllVoices. Now, AllVoices is the leading Employee Feedback Management Platform, trusted by leading companies and preferred by employees. Learn more at www.allvoice.co Enjoy the episode!

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Apr 04, 2022

Decoding the vaginal microbiome with Juno Bio - Episode 162

In today’s episode, I interview Hana Janebdar, the co-founder and CEO of Juno Bio. Juno Bio is decoding the vaginal microbiome with its at-home vaginal microbiome test. To date, there has been very little attention to the vaginal microbiome event though it has massive implications for women’s lives. That's why this microbe-obsessed team from London developed a breakthrough test that decodes your microbes and powers up research for the betterment of everyone with a vagina. Disrupted vaginal microbiomes can cause everything from recurrent infections to infertility. Trouble is, it’s a bit of a black box because no one has really invested the time and effort to look until now. June Bio ran The Juno Study. Over 1000 women across the US registered to be part of the biggest IRB-approved study of its kind to power up women’s health research with the richest and most representative repository of vaginal microbiomes. This study shed light on patterns that will raise the standard of care possible for women across the world. You can get your vaginal microbiome test today at www.Juno.Bio Use promo code FEMTECH for 20% off your kit! Enjoy the episode!

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Mar 31, 2022

Flourish combats diet culture and negative body image - Episode 161

In today’s episode, I interview Claire Siegel, the co-founder and CEO of Flourish. Flourish is a wellness platform that helps women “get healthy for good” with zero focus on weight loss or food tracking. Diet culture is so deeply embedded into the American psyche that it is difficult to find programs and platforms that don’t subscribe to the diet approach to wellness. Claire Siegel is a registered dietician and knows first-hand how damaging yo-yo dieting can be–both physically and emotionally. After battling 10 years with diets, food, health, and body image, Claire founded Flourish as the first truly non-diet platform, where she helps women heal from diet culture and sustain healthy habits that align with their values through accountability, community and education. To learn more visit www.weflourish.com Our listeners get a special offer for 1 free week on the platform and 1 free coach consultation meeting. Click the link below, create an account, and voila! Flourish! Enjoy the episode! https://app.weflourish.com/dashboard?invitationCode=FEMTECH

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Mar 21, 2022

American Bone Health gives us the basics on Bones and Osteoporosis - Episode 160

In today’s episode, I interview Cheryl Hostinak, the Executive Director of American bone health. American Bone Health teaches people how to build and keep strong and healthy bones for life with practical and up-to-date information and resources to engage, educate and empower them to prevent bone loss, osteoporosis and fractures. They love bones and we should too! Bone health is something we should think about sooner rather than later. Many health conditions that women deal with, and treatments for those conditions, can cause bone loss and increase risk of broken bones. Everything from diabetes to breast cancer to lupus to mental health. People achieve peak bone mass by about age 30, so after that, you want to minimize net bone loss. Around menopause, bone loss increases significantly. “Primary osteoporosis” is a state of low bone mass related to age and loss of estrogen; “secondary osteoporosis” is low bone mass caused by something else, whether another disease or a medicine or factors such as smoking, alcoholism or an eating disorder. American Bone Health has a scientifically validated assessment tool called the American Bone Health Fracture Risk Calculator. This is a great tool for anyone over 45 to learn whether they are at low, moderate or high risk for weak bones. Take the quiz and learn more about bone health at www.americanbonehealth.org Enjoy the episode!

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Mar 15, 2022

MysteryVibe Prioritizes Pleasure for Everyone with Engineering and Research - Episode 159

In today’s episode, I interview Soumyadip Rakshit, the CEO and co-founder of MysteryVibe. MysteryVibe invents category-defining products that combine the best of humanity & technology to create the most personalized pleasure experience. They want to make sexual health as commonplace as health. So anyone from post-natal to post-menopause, adventurer to ED solver, single to long-term couples…everyone can use MysteryVibes tools, talks & techniques to bring mystery back into the bedrooms. My favorite part of this interview is the revelation that this sextech company is truly dedicated to improving pleasure for women. Whether there’s pain during sex, dryness, or paralysis, MysteryVibes takes their engineering and research to the max to make sure everyone is experiencing mystery and pleasure in the bedroom. Get yours at www.mysteryvibe.com Enjoy the episode!

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Mar 15, 2022

Find the right birth control option for you with Reya Health - Episode 158

In today’s episode, I interview Dallas Barnes, the founder and CEO of Reya Health. Reya’s digital solution makes navigating birth control easy and effective. Their smart algorithms utilize in-depth user profiles to match members with the right birth control solution for them. They also have a Birth Control Boundary tracking system that supports users in managing any birth control side effects or symptoms. Dallas is from Ontario, where she resides with her cats and chickens. Before becoming an entrepreneur herself, Dallas consulted small businesses, working closely with Indigenous entrepreneurs to build business plans and strategies. Now Dallas' main focus is working towards revolutionizing the birth control experience for all birth control users, so females can feel more informed and confident. Our listeners get a special offer. Go to www.reyahealth.ca and use promo code FEMTECH15 for 15% off a monthly membership and find the right birth control for you. Enjoy the episode!

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Mar 04, 2022

BONUS 10 - The Bowdoin Group on the Jobs Market and Skills Needed to Land a Job in FemTech

Today is a special bonus episode! I interview Katelyn Marini, Managing Director at the Bowdoin group. The Bowdoin Group is an executive search firm that specializes in leadership and strategic roles, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, and major hiring projects for a wide range of companies, from small firms building out their executive team to larger firms sourcing talent for rapid market expansion. The Bowdoin group knows women’s health is an emerging market that needs thought leaders at every level to support and accelerator our growth. I am so pleased to see Bowdoin stepping up to the plate as the go-to femtech executive search firm. They have partnered with FemTech Focus one our upcoming jobs fair on March 23rd! In fact, the first hour of the event will be an in-depth talk about the current jobs market in the United States and what skills one needs to land a job in femtech. Consider this bonus episode as a preview to this excellent talk. Please be sure to register for the jobs fair at femtechfocus.org Learn more about the Bowdoin Group at www.BowdoinGroup.com Enjoy the episode!

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Feb 27, 2022

New UK-based FemTech Fund, Goddess Gaia Ventures - Episode 157

In today’s episode, I interview Priya Oberoi, Founding general partner Goddess Gaia ventures. Priya is an entrepreneur, founder, and lawyer by training. She is also a cancer survivor passionate about investing in technology that improves women’s health. Goddess Gaia Ventures is a female-founded 100M Pound venture fund investing in pre-series A femtech startups in the United Kingdom. They align their investments with creating a sustainable and healthy planet and prioritize investing in underrepresented and female founders. If you would like your startup's fundraise to be considered by Goddess Gaia then go to www.ggventures.co.uk to submit information about your deal. Enjoy the episode!

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Feb 20, 2022

Techquity and Cultural Humility in Digital Health with Dr. Harpreet Nagra - Episode 156

In today’s episode, I interview Dr. Harpreet Nagra, a behavioral scientist, clinical researcher, licensed psychologist, and equity expert. She serves as the VP of Behavior Science and Advanced Technologies at One Drop. One Drop is a digital health company harnessing the power of behavioral science, mobile computing, and data science to transform the lives of people with diabetes and other chronic conditions worldwide. In this interview, we speak about techquity. Techquity refers to digital health solutions being more equitable, accessible, and inclusive. I know many of you listeners know about the systemic biases in AI/ML algorithms used in healthcare that aren’t being addressed – in just one example, most of the data used to power AI are from studies done predominantly with male subjects. In another example, a 2019 study found that an algorithm assigned the same health risk scores to Black patients who were considerably sicker than white patients. As we continue to see digital health exploding, these companies are based their solutions on biased algorithms. Dr. Harpreet and I discussed how we must prioritize the creation and refinement of digital health tools to advance “techquity” and cultural humility. Enjoy the episode!

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Feb 20, 2022

Interview with Deborah Copaken, Author of "Ladyparts", a Memoir - Episode 155

In today’s episode, I interview Deborah Copaken, the author of "Ladyparts", a memoir. Deb is a New York Times bestselling author of several books, including Shutterbabe, The Red Book, and Between Here and April, among others. A contributing writer at The Atlantic, she was also a TV writer on Emily in Paris, a performer, and an Emmy Award–winning news producer and photojournalist. Her photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Oprah Magazine, and many more. We speak today about her seventh book entitled “Ladyparts, a memoir” where she describes her real-life journey through female health issues in a world prioritized for males and systems that are supposed to support the sick but often keep them down. Be sure to get your copy of her book at your local book store. Learn more about Deb at www.deborahcopaken.com. Enjoy the episode!

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Feb 20, 2022

CoFertility has the expert, curated answers to all your fertility questions - Episode 154

In today’s episode, I interview Arielle Spiegel, the founder and CEO of CoFertility. Cofertility is a dynamic website where you can get all your fertility questions answered. CoFertility can’t make you get pregnant faster. But they can make the waiting less lonely and confusing. I love Arielle's story of how and why she founded CoFertility. She founded it in the middle of her own fertility struggles. She says she had a great doctor and a clinic but she still had questions. Sometimes these questions were too embarrassing to ask. Sometimes they felt stupid. Sometimes they happened in the middle of the night. She would look online and find some answers but they weren’t credible, out of touch, or completely overwhelming. So she started CoFertility to curate the expert answers to every fertility-related question all in one place. My personal favorite resource they have is a full database of funding resources to pay for fertility treatments. Check this out and more at www.cofertility.com Enjoy the episode!

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Feb 20, 2022

Orchyd's App and Purse help you not get your period while unprepared - Episode 153

In today’s episode, I interview Morgan and Courtney King, the Cofounders of Orchyd. Orchyd is a period care company that provides inclusive and sustainable support to women and everyone who has a period by reshaping the way we look at menstrual care. They have a period tracking app with on-demand telemedicine and a Bluetooth enabled purse that holds your menstrual products and reminds you when to bring them along with you so you don't find yourself bleeding without being prepared. Essentially Orchyd provides a modern-day solution to old-world problems. Read more about the King sisters and Orchyd in the Show Notes. Check out their app, purse, and other offerings at www.orchyd.com Enjoy the episode!

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Jan 27, 2022

Cleo supports working parents as an employer benefit - Episode 152

In today’s episode, I interview SJ Sacchetti the CEO of Cleo. Cleo’s mission is to transform the perception and experience of being a working family from a disadvantage to an edge in America’s workforce. Cleo is a family benefit offered to prospective and current parents through their employers. Cleo’s clients include major companies such as Pinterest, salesforce, PepsiCo, and Upwork. Cleo brings working families the support they need from family planning to parenting children up to age 12 with mental health support, career coaching, parenting advice, family health navigation, and more through one-on-one guidance with a coach, personalized content, and an intuitive app. In this episode, we not only speak about the need for employers to support working parents but also how the pandemic has disrupted what we think of as work/life balance. Platforms like Cleo are needed now more than ever not only to maintain business success but also to keep parents and children healthy and happy. Learn more at www.hicleo.com Enjoy the episode!

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Jan 27, 2022

Proov, the first & only FDA-cleared at-home ovulation test - Episode 151

In today’s episode, I interview Amy Beckley, PhD, founder and CEO of Proov. Proov is an at-home test and app to monitor hormone levels and predicts fertile windows and ovulation quality. Proov was invented by Dr. Amy Beckley after three years of infertility and seven miscarriages, Amy applied her own science expertise to uncover a luteal phase defect also known as a problem with ovulation quality. With help from her doctor and a simple supplement, Amy was able to get pregnant with her daughter. She is now on a mission to support other women trying to get pregnant. Proov’s Confirm PdG test strips were clinically validated and are registered with the FDA and received FDA clearance in March of 2020. Their tests are the first and only FDA-cleared PdG tests to confirm successful ovulation at home. Proov’s corresponding app tells you exactly when to test and provides a monthly ovulation score. Just upload a picture of the pee strip test to get numerical results in minutes about your hormone levels. I’ve truly enjoyed watching Proov grow as a company from idea to Series A funded with sales starting to go international. They have a lineup of strong intellectual property on their tests and some incredible investors supporting them. Get 20% off your order at www.proovtest.com with promo code "femtech". Enjoy the episode!

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Jan 14, 2022

PostureWings integrates posture support into their revolutionary athletic bra - Episode 150

In today’s episode, I interview, Mary Fenske, the founder and CEO of Posture Wings. The Posture Wings athletic bra supports the breasts, spine, and shoulders while allowing for freedom of movement. It's a sports bra that helps with posture support and keeps bones and joints in proper alignment so that muscles are used correctly. Posture Wings are engineered to leverage the skeleton and muscles to support breast tissue. The patented straps improve posture support while reducing bounce and pain. The combination of comfortable, effective breast support with posture positioning is a game changer! In this episode, I did a lot more listening than talking. Mary is so informed on the history of bras and the science of posture and breast tissue, it blew me away. I just wanted to keep listening to her recount the stories of how we got to where we are and what health problems women face today that may be due to our bras! Learn more at www.posturewings.com Enjoy the episode!

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Jan 13, 2022

BabyScript's Remote Maternal Health Monitoring via Customizable Mobile App - Episode 149

Hi femfans, in today’s episode, I interview Juan Pablo Segura, president and co-founder of Babyscripts. Babyscripts is a virtual maternity care software solution. It enables physicians to virtually connect with expecting and new mothers between visits with a fully customizable, branded, HIPAA-compliant mobile app. Providers are able to educate, empower and engage with patients with daily content up through 1 year postpartum. The app offers a robust library of educational content in English and Spanish, weight tracking tools, and customizable assessments and surveys including remote blood pressure monitoring and monitoring the mental health of the mom. Babyscripts is helping fill in the maternal health gap using technology. Learn more at www.babyscripts.com Enjoy the episode!

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