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Women's Healthy Aging Innovation Summit
6-7 December, 2023
Pasadena, California, USA
  • Author:

    Maria-Laura Monsalvo

    Medical Director, Clinical Development
    Amgen

    Maria-Laura Monsalvo

    Medical Director, Clinical Development
    Amgen
  • Author:

    Inessa Lurye

    Senior Director of Product & Head of Women's Health
    Hinge Health

    Inessa Lurye

    Senior Director of Product & Head of Women's Health
    Hinge Health
  • Author:

    Jenna Hall

    SVP Enterprise Sales
    Kindbody

    Jenna Hall

    SVP Enterprise Sales
    Kindbody
  • Author:

    Brandon Clark

    Director, Life Science & Healthcare
    HSBC Innovation Banking

    Brandon Clark

    Director, Life Science & Healthcare
    HSBC Innovation Banking
  • Author:

    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)
  • Author:

    Maike Scharp

    Director of Strategy
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Maike Scharp

    Director of Strategy
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Author:

    Rachel Braun Scherl

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner
    SPARK Solutions for Growth

    Rachel Braun Scherl

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner
    SPARK Solutions for Growth
  • Author:

    Jessica Phillips

    VP Merchandising
    Ulta Beauty

    Jessica Phillips

    VP Merchandising
    Ulta Beauty
  • Author:

    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.

    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.

  • Author:

    Jessica Karr

    Founding General Partner
    Coyote Ventures

    Jessica Karr is a Founding General Partner of Coyote Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in women’s health and wellness. Jessica worked for 6+ years designing and launching the Impossible burger as the 12th employee, has worked with international startups on product strategy and helped launched impact-focused funds. 

    Jessica Karr is a Founding General Partner of Coyote Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in women’s health and wellness. Jessica worked for 6+ years designing and launching the Impossible burger as the 12th employee, has worked with international startups on product strategy and helped launched impact-focused funds. 

    Jessica Karr

    Founding General Partner
    Coyote Ventures

    Jessica Karr is a Founding General Partner of Coyote Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in women’s health and wellness. Jessica worked for 6+ years designing and launching the Impossible burger as the 12th employee, has worked with international startups on product strategy and helped launched impact-focused funds. 

    Jessica Karr is a Founding General Partner of Coyote Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in women’s health and wellness. Jessica worked for 6+ years designing and launching the Impossible burger as the 12th employee, has worked with international startups on product strategy and helped launched impact-focused funds. 

  • Author:

    Maria Pienaar

    Operating Partner, Unicorn Growth Capital & Chief Operating Officer
    Femmar

    Maria Pienaar

    Operating Partner, Unicorn Growth Capital & Chief Operating Officer
    Femmar
  • Author:

    Piraye Yurttas Beim

    Founder and CEO
    Celmatix

    Piraye Yurttas Beim

    Founder and CEO
    Celmatix
  • Author:

    Jill Angelo

    CEO and Founder
    Gennev

    Jill is the co-founder and CEO of Gennev whose mission is to empower every woman to improve her quality of life through menopause by creating a higher standard of care for post-reproductive healthcare.

    Jill has 20 years’ experience in the tech industry, primarily at Microsoft in executive roles such as Chief of Staff to the CMO, Director of Global Media, and Product Management for Emerging Markets. Jill is also a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Washington.


    Named as one of Inc. Magazine’s 2020 Top 100 Female Founders, Jill is a driving force for bringing effective health solutions to women in the most vibrant years of their lives.

    Jill Angelo

    CEO and Founder
    Gennev

    Jill is the co-founder and CEO of Gennev whose mission is to empower every woman to improve her quality of life through menopause by creating a higher standard of care for post-reproductive healthcare.

    Jill has 20 years’ experience in the tech industry, primarily at Microsoft in executive roles such as Chief of Staff to the CMO, Director of Global Media, and Product Management for Emerging Markets. Jill is also a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Washington.


    Named as one of Inc. Magazine’s 2020 Top 100 Female Founders, Jill is a driving force for bringing effective health solutions to women in the most vibrant years of their lives.

  • Author:

    Maryon Stewart

    CEO & Founder
    Femmar Health Corp

    Maryon Stewart

    CEO & Founder
    Femmar Health Corp
  • Author:

    Colette Courtion

    CEO and Founder
    JoyLux

    Colette Courtion

    CEO and Founder
    JoyLux
  • Author:

    Stephanie Silverman

    CEO & FOUNDER
    Solstice

    Stephanie Silverman spent over a decade investing and advising healthcare companies at Rock Health and Goldman Sachs before launching her own boutique digital health consulting and advisory firm - Solstice. Today, Solstice is proud to serve a select group of venture-backed startups and international tech and healthcare enterprises, offering each bespoke access to Stephanie's deep understanding of the complexities - and shortcuts - navigating the U.S. digital health healthcare ecosystem.

     

    As Founder & CEO of Solstice, Stephanie leverages the tactical expertise honed earlier in her career with her belief in the value of an informed, thoughtful approach to network development. The strength of Solstice's platform is built on the quality of services – helping venture-backed digital health startups position themselves expertly in the marketplace and advising enterprise leaders navigate a crowded landscape with ease. This dual-sided approach enables Solstice to curate a deep network of industry connections, each of whom benefit from the strength of the broader community. Stephanie authors industry analysis and hosts invitational events for this community, helping solidify connections and form new bonds.

     

    Stephanie is the author of the long-form thought piece "The Change" We Need in Midlife Women's Health, a culmination of 4 years of industry research and relationship building with founders, investors and industry thought leaders. The deep dive is a CTA for increased innovation and investment in healthcare for women in midlife, covering everything from the misunderstood financial burden of hot flashes to the startup models best suited to scale.

    Stephanie Silverman

    CEO & FOUNDER
    Solstice

    Stephanie Silverman spent over a decade investing and advising healthcare companies at Rock Health and Goldman Sachs before launching her own boutique digital health consulting and advisory firm - Solstice. Today, Solstice is proud to serve a select group of venture-backed startups and international tech and healthcare enterprises, offering each bespoke access to Stephanie's deep understanding of the complexities - and shortcuts - navigating the U.S. digital health healthcare ecosystem.

     

    As Founder & CEO of Solstice, Stephanie leverages the tactical expertise honed earlier in her career with her belief in the value of an informed, thoughtful approach to network development. The strength of Solstice's platform is built on the quality of services – helping venture-backed digital health startups position themselves expertly in the marketplace and advising enterprise leaders navigate a crowded landscape with ease. This dual-sided approach enables Solstice to curate a deep network of industry connections, each of whom benefit from the strength of the broader community. Stephanie authors industry analysis and hosts invitational events for this community, helping solidify connections and form new bonds.

     

    Stephanie is the author of the long-form thought piece "The Change" We Need in Midlife Women's Health, a culmination of 4 years of industry research and relationship building with founders, investors and industry thought leaders. The deep dive is a CTA for increased innovation and investment in healthcare for women in midlife, covering everything from the misunderstood financial burden of hot flashes to the startup models best suited to scale.

  • Author:

    Mitzi Krockover

    Host
    Beyond the Paper Gown

    Mitzi Krockover

    Host
    Beyond the Paper Gown
  • Author:

    Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su

    Chief Medical Officer
    Gennev

    Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su

    Chief Medical Officer
    Gennev
  • Author:

    Jackie Zupsic

    Executive Vice President
    Tusk Strategies

    Jackie Zupsic

    Executive Vice President
    Tusk Strategies
  • Author:

    Shubhi Rao

    CEO & Founder
    Uplevyl

    Shubhi Rao

    CEO & Founder
    Uplevyl
  • Author:

    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.

    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.

  • Author:

    Valerie Evans

    Consumer Investor
    The Craftory

    Valerie Evans

    Consumer Investor
    The Craftory
  • Author:

    Denise Pines

    Founder
    The FemAging Project

    Denise Pines

    Founder
    The FemAging Project
  • Author:

    Jackie Rotman

    Founder
    Center of Intimacy Justice

    Jackie Rotman

    Founder
    Center of Intimacy Justice
  • Author:

    Anula Jayasuriya

    Founder and Managing Director
    EXXclaim Capital

    Anula Jayasuriya

    Founder and Managing Director
    EXXclaim Capital
  • Author:

    Irene Aninye

    Chief Science Officer
    Society for Women's Health Research

    Irene Aninye

    Chief Science Officer
    Society for Women's Health Research
  • Author:

    Carine Carmy

    CEO & Co-Founder
    Origin

    Carine Carmy

    CEO & Co-Founder
    Origin
  • Author:

    Juanita Oh

    National Senior Director, Innovation and Strategic Accounts
    Astellas

    Juanita Oh

    National Senior Director, Innovation and Strategic Accounts
    Astellas
  • Author:

    Corey Scholibo

    Co-Founder, President & COO
    Wile

    Corey Scholibo

    Co-Founder, President & COO
    Wile
  • Author:

    Peter Castillo

    Founder & CEO
    Swan Medical Intimate Wellness

    Peter Castillo

    Founder & CEO
    Swan Medical Intimate Wellness
  • Author:

    Janet Choi

    Chief Medical Officer
    Progyny

    Janet Choi

    Chief Medical Officer
    Progyny
  • Author:

    Ariel Kramer

    President & Founder
    Klover Communications

    Ariel Kramer

    President & Founder
    Klover Communications
  • Author:

    Dr Lyndsey Harper MD, FACOG IF

    Founder & CEO
    Rosy Wellness

    Dr Lyndsey Harper MD, FACOG IF

    Founder & CEO
    Rosy Wellness
  • Author:

    Pamela Price

    Deputy Director
    The Balm in Gilead

    Pamela Price

    Deputy Director
    The Balm in Gilead
  • Author:

    Christian Kramme

    VP Cell Engineering
    Gameto

    Christian Kramme

    VP Cell Engineering
    Gameto
  • Author:

    Carli Sapir

    Founding Partner
    Amboy Street Ventures

    Carli Sapir

    Founding Partner
    Amboy Street Ventures

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