Female Founders


NETWORKING, DIALOGUE AND MENTORSHIP FOR WOMEN IN HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES

 

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Welcome to Female Founders


Female Founders is designed to connect female-founded health and life science companies with LSX’s network of investors and experienced life science professionals, provide the resources to help women raise more capital and facilitate knowledge-sharing between founders and industry veterans. Why are we here?

  • To stimulate investment in female-founded health and life sciences companies in Europe, by connecting them with LSX’s existing network of 10,000 investors

  • To connect women with experienced health and life sciences industry professionals for mentoring, knowledge-exchange and networking

  • To provide a network for women in European health and life sciences to share ideas, ask questions and make the connections needed to grow their business

Values


Knowledge-exchange

  • We facilitate open, honest dialogue between women in health and life sciences to help grow female-led businesses, as well as to support individual career progression.

Diversity and inclusion

  • We believe that diversity drives innovation. We welcome women from all cultures and backgrounds and encourage diverse points of view and experience to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges.

Member-led

  • The needs of our members are integral to setting the strategic direction of the Female Founders network. We are committed to taking regular advice from our members as the network evolves and to hosting regular feedback sessions for members to contribute actively to that evolution.

Serving unmet medical needs

  • Female-led businesses don’t just solve “women’s problems” but they certainly help. We are committed to driving investment into companies solving women’s health challenges and serving unmet medical needs.

“The first months' mentorship for me with [my mentor] has been invaluable. She is truly amazing and has provided so much support and help, as often as I have needed it, which has been every 2 weeks pretty much, if not more. I could not have wished for a better mentor! Thank you again for this match, I feel very privileged to have been connected.”

Stephanie Lesage, Co-Founder and CEO, Oxford Silk Phage Technologies

Meet our mentors



Passionate about supporting gender diversity in the industry

Abbie Lennox, Chief Regulatory Medical Safety & Compliance Officer Bayer Consumer Health

Abbie Lennox

Chief Regulatory Medical Safety & Compliance Officer
Bayer Consumer Health
Maria Lamottke, Chair of the Board, Bicoll

Maria Lamottke

Chair of the Board
Bicoll
Francesca Wuttke, Chief Digital Officer, Almirall

Francesca Wuttke

Chief Digital Officer
Almirall
Annemijn Eschauzier, Chief Marketing Officer Women’s Health, GE Healthcare Imaging

Annemijn Eschauzier

Chief Marketing Officer Women’s Health
GE Healthcare Imaging
Eva Tarasova, Investment Director, Wharton Asset Management

Eva Tarasova

Investment Director
Wharton Asset Management
Denise Scots-Knight, CEO, Mereo BioPharma

Denise Scots-Knight

CEO
Mereo BioPharma
Melya Hughes Crameri, Partner, Ventac Partners

Melya Hughes Crameri

Partner
Ventac Partners
Diana Saraceni, Partner, Panakes Partners

Diana Saraceni

Partner
Panakes Partners
Suzanne Dilly, CEO, ValiRx plc

Suzanne Dilly

CEO
ValiRx plc
Keren Leshem, CEO, OCON Healthcare

Keren Leshem

CEO
OCON Healthcare
Priya Mande, COO, PsiOxus Therapeutics

Priya Mande

COO
PsiOxus Therapeutics
Anna Frostegård, CSO and CMO, Annexin Pharmaceuticals

Anna Frostegård

CSO and CMO
Annexin Pharmaceuticals
Ros Deegan, CEO, OMass Therapeutics

Ros Deegan

CEO
OMass Therapeutics
Christine Brennan, Partner, MRL Ventures Fund

Christine Brennan

Partner
MRL Ventures Fund
Tone Kvåle, CFO, Herantis Pharma

Tone Kvåle

CFO
Herantis Pharma
Sharon Cunningham, CEO and Co-Founder, Shorla Pharma

Sharon Cunningham

CEO and Co-Founder
Shorla Pharma
Stephanie Manson Brown, Vice President, Head of Clinical Development, Aesthetic Medicine, Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company

Stephanie Manson Brown

VP, Head of Clinical Development, Aesthetic Medicine
Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company
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