The FemTech industry needs a champion to discuss women’s natural biological processes, expose the extent to which women are suffering and dying due to lack of innovation, and promote the technologies that are improving their lives.
We are motivated by the long history and current state of gender bias in research, innovation, and healthcare. Women were not included in US clinical trials until 1993. The anatomy of the clitoris was not discovered until 1998. Only 4% of all healthcare research is dedicated to women’s health. Many diseases, such as endometriosis, were classified as hysteria up until recently. In 2019, less than 1% of venture capital was invested in women’s health companies. The US maternal-mortality rate is higher than any developed country with Black women being 3-4X more likely to die than white women. The accounts of gender bias are far reaching and have life and death consequences. We are motivated to make women-centered design a priority instead of an afterthought.
FemTech Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to empower, equip, and bring together healthcare professionals, life-science entrepreneurs, and forward thinking investors to revolutionize womxn’s health and wellness.
FemTech Focus is determined to shift FemTech from being perceived as a niche industry to one that is a priority with a surplus of investment and growth. We envision a world where research, medicine, and innovation prioritize women-centered design. Everyone’s health improves when women of color are as healthy as caucasian women, when we believe women when they report pain, and healthcare is accessible to all womxn around the world.