Inspired by their own experiences, plus those of their parents and grandparents, Black entrepreneurs are launching startups that aim to close the cultural gap in health care with technology — and create profitable businesses at the same time.
we’ve compiled a list of the innovative entrepreneurs in our portfolio who are making women’s health a priority and revolutionizing the space with new solutions,
From a medical tourism platform, a medical equipment e-marketplace to a portal helping the elderly with doctor’s appointments, these women-led medtech startups are doing their bit to keep you in the pink of health.
Entrepreneurs create new business and jobs, drive innovation, influence change on many levels, and positively impact industry. As patients, caregivers, and healthcare consumers, women are leading decision-makers. And women entrepreneurs are essential to healthcare.
In an industry in which hype can often overtake reality, Suennen (pronounced SOON-en) is quicker than most to call out silliness. She has a reputation as an irreverent straight-talker and, as the lead health care investor for General Electric’s corporate venture arm, she has a knack for deflating doomed business models and bad ideas for improving health care.
Too many people—women and men—have worked too hard to get us this far. And there are too many possible solutions we haven’t tried yet.
That’s why, over the next ten years, I am committing $1 billion to expanding women’s power and influence in the United States.
Across orthopedics, surgery, wound care, drug delivery, monitoring, and other areas, this year’s awardees have produced some of the most innovative and pervasive medical device technologies worldwide.
In critical fields like agriculture, science, finance and technology, they have staked a claim with their pioneering work and are building a path for the next generation.
Black women may be leading the overall charge among new small-business owners, but a new report says that for black women in tech, it's not with the help of big investors.
Our study suggests that an increasing number of investment funds described as “women-focused” fall short of this standard in practice.
In light of these findings, due diligence on the part of both investors and entrepreneurs is essential.
Venture funding for the industry is rising as startups develop a range of new technologies.
Start-ups and tech companies are creating products to address women’s health care needs. It’s still a small segment of the market, but growing.
As we continue to cover the diversity gap issue, and the progress being made, we want to highlight the next wave of female founders and entrepreneurs who are disrupting the biohealth industry and its norms.
Investors still hold entrepreneurs to higher standards, but the taint has faded. ‘It’s a short half-life.’
Female entrepreneurs said they were constantly compared to Ms. Holmes, the disgraced founder of Theranos, who faces trial soon.
The realization that women are an underserved market within health care--and that women are often exactly the ones who can fix that situation--has been surprisingly recent. Women control 80 percent of the health care spending in a household, taking charge of their own care, that of their children, and, in heterosexual couples, that of their partner.
If this trend continues, with more women assuming roles as entrepreneurs and leaders – and subsequently paving the way for more girls to follow in their footsteps – the key will then become sustaining momentum versus sparking it.
The Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is an unprecedented alliance of 60+ women’s business organizations and hundreds of business leaders building a movement to achieve Equal Position, Pay, and Power for All Women in Business.
We believe that every woman is capable of building a successful business – but you can’t do it alone.
That is why Women in Business Club exists. It is here to support you on the journey to business and personal success. Help you learn how to run a successful business.