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How Leaders Can Begin Redefining Women's Health

Women's health is not a lapel pin of a pink ribbon. It’s not an app on your phone or the month of October. It’s not restricted to one age, demographic or geography. It’s not a label or a category. It’s not a singular condition. My mother is in remission from breast cancer, and women’s health is not that either.

Enter the paradox of women’s health: As a society, we uniformly agree it's important, but many of us cannot define it.

Not a day goes by when I do not hear about a new digital health application or technological device focused on women and their healthcare, but many are forgotten by the next week. Business leaders and entrepreneurs, who are dedicating countless…

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 How Leaders Can Begin Redefining Women's Health

Women's health is not a lapel pin of a pink ribbon. It’s not an app on your phone or the month of October. It’s not restricted to one age, demographic or geography. It’s not a label or a category. It’s not a singular condition. My mother is in remission from breast cancer, and women’s health is not that either.

International Women's Day

A global hub for sharing International Women's Day news, events and resources.

Live Your is an online volunteer network, a self-motivated community of people who wish to support women and girls in their quest to lead better lives, while gaining inspiration in their own lives.


MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights.

One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world ignited by a new energy. It is not the end of a struggle but the escalation of it, so V-Day asks those who rose around the globe to take a simple pledge, to do one thing in the next year to end violence against women. It could be a simple action, or a monumental one; personal, or political; quiet or loud, but these actions — taken together — will create change.

Society for Women's Health Research

The Society for Women's Health Research is the nation''s only non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of all women through research, education and advocacy.

UN Women

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

Women Against Violence

Women Against Violence (WAV) is a violence prevention non-profit organization. WAV is committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence through education, awareness and prevention programs including crisis counseling and support groups to anyone who has been a victim of violence or is at risk.

Women for Women International

Women for Women International mobilizes women to change their lives through a holistic approach that addresses the unique needs of women in conflict and post-conflict environments.

Women's Campaign International

WCI empowers women to actively participate in civil society, political leadership and economic development.

Women's Campaign International

Since 1998, WCI has worked with women in over 40 countries including Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Malawi, Tanzania, Namibia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Haiti, Palestine, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Liberia, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the MENA region and the Balkans. WCI has a unique and successful history of supporting women’s leadership throughout the world, enacting sustainable change in communities through its ability to work alongside local women leaders to strengthen their capacities to initiate change.

The Office on Women's Health provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs.

Academy of Women’s Health

The Academy of Women’s Health is an interdisciplinary, international association of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals who work across the broad field of women’s health, providing up-to-date advances and options in clinical care that will enable the best outcomes for women patients. The Academy’s focus includes the dissemination of translational research and evidence-based practices for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for women across the lifespan.

Avon Foundation for Women

Thanks to supporters like you, the Avon Foundation for Women has been improving the lives of millions of women around the world for 50 years. Much of the money we've raised has come from $5 and $10 donations. But for us, the measure of success isn't monetary. Rather, it's the very personal effect each donation has on the lives of women affected by breast cancer or domestic violence.

End Violence Against Women International

We inspire and educate those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable.

Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.

Futures Without Violence

Everyone has the right to live free of violence. Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.


HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families

International Women's Health Coalition

IWHC shapes international policy and builds local capacity for women’s health and human rights in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. We leverage our work in these two very different, but critically linked worlds—to change thinking, redirect funding, and motivate action by people and institutions that can secure rights and health for women.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

National Partnership for Women & Families

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

National Women's Council

The mission of the is to promote economic, political, and workplace equality.


NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States. Our purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in society – sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.

PCOS Challenge

It is estimated that more than 1 in 10 women are afflicted with PCOS, yet most people are uninformed about it and have no idea that such a condition exists. Women with PCOS experience a combination of symptoms that can lead to other serious conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and infertility. In fact, PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women.


Formed in 1997, PCOSupport is an all-volunteer grass-roots organization that is operated by women with PCOS and those who support them. This organization is dedicated to serve the many women who struggle on a daily basis to deal with quality-of-life as well as life-threatening consequences of PCOS if untreated.

Planned Parenthood

We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.


RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network of chapters mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders.


Verity is the UK charity for women whose lives are affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, think you may have PCOS or know someone with the condition - then Verity is here to help you.

Women's Health Initiative

The National Institutes of Health established the Women's Health Initiative in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI addressed cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Our mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities

The mission of Baylor College of Medicine's CROWD is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to improve the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities.

International Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health

Dedicated to supporting research and assistance surrounding prenatal & postpartum mental health for mothers, fathers and their babies. The principal aim of the Society is to promote, facilitate and communicate about research into all aspects of the mental health of women, their infants and partners around the time of childbirth. This involves a broad range of research activities ranging from basic science through to health services research.

La Strada

The overall aim of LSI is to prevent trafficking in human beings in Europe, in particular trafficking of women, and to protect the rights of trafficked persons.

National Vulvodynia Association

The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) is a nonprofit organization created in 1994 to improve the lives of individuals affected by vulvodynia, a spectrum of chronic vulvar pain disorders.

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