18 Apr Top 100 Women in Fem Tech and Health Tech
Top 100 Women in Fem Tech and Health Tech
In 2017, we released our first Top 100 Women in Wearable and Consumer Tech list, and this year we are back with a new list for the year 2019, this time focusing on top female leaders in fem tech and health tech industries globally.
This list was done in collaboration between Marija Butkovic, founder and CEO of Women of Wearables, Alika Nileshwar, Women of Wearables member and Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, LLP in Washington and Nicole Dahlstrom, founder and CEO of FemTech Collective and Women of Wearables Bay Area Ambassador.
Disclaimer: The list has been arranged in alphabetical order and not in rank. There are many more women who should be on this list and we’d like to encourage everyone to continue adding to it by posting in the comments. Also, in case you think we have missed someone or wish to suggest a correction, please drop us a line on [email protected].
Health technology is defined by the World Health Organization as the “application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives”. This includes pharmaceuticals, devices, procedures, and organizational systems used in the healthcare industry as well as computer-supported information systems. Health tech is now a multi-billion dollar industry that is rapidly changing the way we handle medicine. (read more about health technology)
Over the past few years, there has also been an increase in health-related products designed with the female consumer in mind. With more or less half the population on this planet being female, there’s clearly a demand for health related products and services that meet their specific needs. FemTech is a term applied to a category of software, diagnostics, products, and services that use technology often to focus on women’s health. This sector includes fertility solutions, period-tracking apps, pregnancy and nursing care, women’s sexual wellness, and reproductive system health care. Fem tech was coined by Ida Tin, a Danish entrepreneur who founded Clue, a period-and fertility-tracking app. As an industry, fem tech largely encompasses any digital or standard health tools aimed at women’s health, including wearables, internet-connected medical devices, mobile apps, hygiene products, and others. (read more about Fem tech)
To find out more go to: https://medium.com/women-of-wearables/top-100-women-in-fem-tech-and-health-tech-34eccf021053?mc_cid=6a2a27facb&mc_eid=45ccfc5100