Women's Digital Health Summit

Women's Digital Health Summit

February 1st - 2nd, 2024 | San Francisco, CA

ACCELERATING COMMERCIALIZATION, FUNDING, SCALING AND REIMBURSEMENT THROUGH COLLABORATION ACROSS THE FULL WOMEN’S HEALTH SPECTRUM

CO-LOCATED WITH THE FUTURE OF MATERNAL CARE SUMMIT (JANUARY 30TH-31ST)

Registration Agenda
What to expect at the Women's Digital Health Summit?
Hear From Key Industry Influencers

Immerse yourself in the vibrant ecosystem of women’s digital health innovation and join an exclusive room and community of senior-level executives who are addressing unmet needs in women’s health, including: bone, cardiovascular, mental health, fertility, menopause and more. The future of the women’s digital health industry is not just determined by the innovators and product champions – the patients, providers, payers, pharma and VCs all have a key role in its success. That’s why we’ve curated an expert speaker faculty of these top voices who can truly influence this industry.

Commercially Focused

Women’s Digital Health and the women’s health industry as a whole, continues to face significant hurdles in research, clinical evidence, funding and awareness. This Summit addresses these issues head-on by fostering essential commercial discussions that propel the industry forward. Each session tackles the top challenges faced by women’s digital health companies, providing you with the necessary tools to succeed commercially. Topics covered include: navigating reimbursement pathways and D2C models, keeping women at the forefront of product development, and implementing key strategies to secure early and late stage investments.

Unmatched Networking Opportunities

Our single-track program ensures that you can bid farewell to FOMO, and make meaningful connections with your fellow women’s health champions, all away from the hustle and bustle of larger conferences… Don’t forget to join our fast-paced speed networking sessions and enhance your conference experience by downloading our Brella app. Both the sessions and app are designed to help you identify potential collaborators and partners, ultimately advancing your mission in women’s digital health. Don’t forget to exchange those business cards!

“As the founder of Mira, a company dedicated to empowering women to take control over their hormonal health, I am excited to be a part of the upcoming Women’s Digital Health Summit. With the leading experts, entrepreneurs, and policymakers attending, I am looking forward to advancing the conversation that is necessary to create a world where every woman receives the healthcare she deserves.”

Sylvia Kang, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mira

“I am excited to be part of conversations about leading-edge technology and innovation in digital tech to advance women’s health. In particular I look forward to sharing my experience using digital health and technology to be a research partner to community groups, advance knowledge about abortion access, and further perinatal health equity.”

Dr. Lindsay Parham, PhD, JD. Executive Director of the Wallace Center for Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

The Women’s Digital Health Summit is an opportunity to meet other leaders and experts, learn about innovations, and advance the dialogue and agenda to improve women’s health using digital technology.”

Ann Garnier, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Health

Women’s health innovation is at an inflection point and I am excited to see a gathering specifically on women’s digital health. Look forward to connecting with other investors, entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the space!”

Alice Zheng, Principal, RH Capital

“I am thrilled to attend the Women’s Digital Health Summit to connect with innovative minds in the field and explore cutting-edge technologies that can further empower women’s health. As the founder of Oova, a company dedicated to enhancing women’s well-being, I am eager to gain valuable insights and forge meaningful partnerships to drive our mission forward.”

Amy Divaraniya, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Oova

The momentum in the women’s health space is tremendous – in the last several years we’ve seen an explosion of innovation, investment, and talent entering the space. I look forward to joining fellow builders and innovators at the Women’s Digital Health Conference to advance the conversation, and build the future that women deserve.”

Alessandra Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Elektra Health

“I very much looking forward to meeting who’s who in women’s health and reconnecting with friends.”

Jin Lee, Investor, Oxford Angel Fund

Expert Speaker Faculty

Sylvia Kang
Sylvia Kang
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mira
Sylvia Kang
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mira

Sylvia Kang is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mira. Sylvia holds an MBA from Cornell University and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia. Before she started Mira, she was in a business director role in a Fortune 500 life science company, running a $100M global business.

Sylvia left her corporate job and used her biomedical degree to create Mira on a mission to give women the accuracy of lab testing at home. As the fastest-growing femtech company in America, according to Inc.5000 in 2023, Mira is trusted by over 90,000 customers worldwide and offers a wide range of solutions that help people confidently test, boost, and navigate their reproductive health and fertility goals.

Ann Garnier
Ann Garnier
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Lisa Health
Ann Garnier
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Lisa Health

Ann Garnier, Co-Founder and CEO of Lisa Health, is a seasoned healthcare leader and operator, helping to create, launch, and scale innovative healthcare technology companies and products that have improved patient outcomes and access to care. Prior to Lisa Health, Ann was COO at CarePayment, Senior Vice President at RelayHealth, Vice President at Paradigm Health, and fractional senior executive and advisor to numerous venture-backed companies. She is passionate about using technology to transform women’s health, advancing research on menopause and healthy aging, and helping women thrive in midlife. Ann is the co-creator of Lisa Health’s Midday app for menopause and healthy aging.

Shelly Lanning
Shelly Lanning
Co-Founder and President
Visana Health
Shelly Lanning
Co-Founder and President
Visana Health

Shelly Lanning is the Co-Founder and President of Visana Health, a virtual-first comprehensive women’s health clinic. Shelly has been a healthcare investor for over 20 years, with a focus on early and commercial-stage medical technology, healthcare services, and health and wellness companies. She has served on more than a dozen company Boards and chaired audit, compensation, and clinical committees.

Shelly holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a BA from the University of Minnesota. She is a Kauffman Fellow, Class VI.

Amy Divaraniya
Amy Divaraniya
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Oova
Amy Divaraniya
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Oova

Dr. Amy Divaraniya is the Founder and CEO of Oova, a women’s health company. She has more than 10 years of experience as a data scientist and has both led and published original research in the areas of personal genomics and biomarker discovery. Her solid understanding of biology and being able to apply complex analyses have led to innovative projects in the healthcare space. In 2017, Dr. Divaraniya chose to pivot her career as a data scientist and devote herself to improving women’s healthcare. After facing her own struggles with conceiving her son, Dr. Divaraniya decided to build a solution to help women experiencing difficulty getting pregnant. Today, she and her team have built the first at-home test, Oova, that measures multiple hormones through urine samples and provides personalized results and insights on a woman’s fertility. Oova has resonated with many women and clinicians and has now been adopted by over 100 clinics and hospitals across the country.

Dawn Laguens
Dawn Laguens
Chief of Global Strategy and Innovation
Planned Parenthood
Dawn Laguens
Chief of Global Strategy and Innovation
Planned Parenthood

Dawn Laguens is the Chief of Global Strategy and Innovation at Planned Parenthood Federation of America where she guides strategy, innovation, insights, digital products and Planned Parenthood Global. She previously served as Planned Parenthood’s Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer. Dawn is a frequent media spokesperson and presenter at top global conferences —including Ad Week, Aspen Spotlight Health, the Fortune Tech Summit, SXSW, Rock Health, Girlboss and TEDx. She was recently named #5 on Fast Company’s fourth annual Queer 50 list. Dawn is a champion of emerging technology, and personally led the production of Across the Line, an award-winning virtual reality experience that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and was among the first VR films used in the social impact and education space.

For two years Dawn was Expert In Residence at IDEO, the world leading human centered design firm, where she worked alongside global designers, creators and problem solvers to imagine and prototype the socially responsible and responsive organizations, corporations and technology needed for a healthier and happier future for both people and the planet. Dawn loves tennis, the printed word and her dogs, and is the mother of triplets with her wife Jennifer. They live in Austin, Texas.

Kimball Wilkins
Kimball Wilkins
Formerly Vice President of Digital Experience
Blue Shield of California
Kimball Wilkins
Formerly Vice President of Digital Experience
Blue Shield of California

Kimball Wilkins has 20+ years of healthcare experience and is formerly Vice President,
Digital Experience at Blue Shield of CA, where she also held leadership roles in Brand,
Growth Strategy, and Insights. She currently consults with healthcare clients as
Founder, Hourglass Health, LLC.
With a strong track record of delivering business results, building talented teams,
establishing firsts and designing for the customer, she is effective at inspiring others and
collaborating to drive the right kind of change. As a customer experience leader, Kimball
delivered significant increases in self-service and NPS scores through improved
products and user experiences across digital channels. While heading brand and
marketing teams, she repositioned a leading health insurer and drove improved
performance on brand differentiation, purchase consideration, employee pride and other
measures of reputation. Her team’s market growth strategies led to entry into new
segments and contributed to the company’s 30% revenue growth during a 36-month
period. Preceding her career in healthcare, Kimball co-founded a widely reviewed,
award-winning theater company known for its daring vision and bold aesthetic choices,
serving as Executive Producer for seven years. She taught literature & writing courses
for 5+ years in U.C. Berkeley’s English Dept. (consistently ranked #1/#2 nationally in
U.S. News & World report), where she won multiple teaching and research awards.

Nivee P. Amin, MD, MHS, FACC
Nivee P. Amin, MD, MHS, FACC
Senior Director, Digital Health Lead
Bristol Myers Squibb
Nivee P. Amin, MD, MHS, FACC
Senior Director, Digital Health Lead
Bristol Myers Squibb
Mary Jacobson, MD
Mary Jacobson, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Hello Alpha
Mary Jacobson, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Hello Alpha

Mary Jacobson, fondly known as Dr. J, is Alpha’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. J received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is an accomplished academic, board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with extensive experience in clinical care, medical education, hospital operations, and research. She completed her residency and fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys stargazing, yoga, and baking bread. Dr. J is committed to making Alpha our patients’ online primary care provider by increasing access to care through an asynchronous telemedicine platform. She is licensed in all states where Alpha treats patients.

Cheryl Baggeroer
Cheryl Baggeroer
Chief Health Officer
Caraway Health
Cheryl Baggeroer
Chief Health Officer
Caraway Health

Dr. Cheryl Baggeroer is Chief Health Officer at Caraway, a digital healthcare company built to meet the pressing needs of Gen Z, 18+ and help them take control of their health and wellbeing. Caraway specializes in women’s health and combines the mental health Gen Z wants with the physical and reproductive health they need for the better outcomes they deserve, all in one place. Caraway’s vision is big: to change the health of a generation.

Dr. Baggeroer is a board certified psychiatrist and completed her psychiatric training at the University of Washington with a focus on integrated behavioral health and women’s mental health. She attended medical school at Emory University and holds a B.A from Duke University. She is a former California Health Care Foundation fellow.

Prior to Caraway, Dr Baggeroer was the Behavioral Health Medical Director at Galileo and Medical Director of Integrated Health Services for Alameda County Behavioral Health where she led an innovation initiative to improve the delivery of mental health care services in FQHC sites across the county. In addition to her clinical leadership roles, Dr. Baggeroer has had a private psychiatric practice specializing in caring for women across the lifespan with expertise in perinatal psychiatry and the impact of hormonal changes on mental health.

Fahimeh Sasan
Fahimeh Sasan
Chief Innovation Officer and Founding Physician
Kindbody
Fahimeh Sasan
Chief Innovation Officer and Founding Physician
Kindbody

Dr. Fahimeh Sasan is Chief Innovation Officer at Kindbody where she builds and leads programs that help employers deliver equitable and inclusive reproductive care and family-building benefits programs to their global workforces. Kindbody is a leading fertility clinic network and global family-building benefits provider for employers offering the full-spectrum of reproductive care from preconception to postpartum through menopause. 

Dr. Sasan is a board certified Ob/Gyn who completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, which was named to Newsweek’s list of “America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022”. In addition to her work at Kindbody, Dr. Sasan is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. As a practicing clinician for more than 15 years she is dedicated to helping her patients with comprehensive care with a focus on providing an exceptional, personalized experience. At Kindbody, Dr. Sasan and her team provide fertility services, gynecology, low-risk and high-risk prenatal care, and wellness support, offering patients a single door for all of their reproductive care needs. 

Dr. Sasan is deeply committed to promoting healthcare literacy as a form of preventative healthcare, empowering people with the essential knowledge to take control of their health. She is a frequent speaker on reproductive health and education, maternal care, and the impact social determinants of health have on people’s health, well-being, and quality of life. She was instrumental in Kindbody’s partnership with Walmart, which provided reproductive and fertility care and surrogacy to Walmart’s entire U.S. workforce for the first time.

Rux Muys
Rux Muys
Founder
WIT Angels Club
Rux Muys
Founder
WIT Angels Club

Rux is the founder of WIT Angels Club, a network of women focused on investments in technology-driven ventures with a special emphasis on supporting women-led teams.

She is an MD and a former PwC Partner, with a diverse international career spanning across Bucharest, Moscow, Paris, and San Francisco.

Heather Bowerman
Heather Bowerman
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
DotLab
Heather Bowerman
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
DotLab

Heather Bowerman is the Founder and CEO of DotLab, a molecular diagnostics company in women’s health and the creator of the DotEndo™ test for endometriosis. Bowerman has been recognized as a TR-35 Global Innovator by the MIT Technology Review, a World Technology Award Finalist for Health & Medicine, and as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. She was previously a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in healthcare and technology, Harvard’s nanotechnology teaching fellow, and an associate in the Obama White House’s Office of Science & Technology Policy. She is a graduate of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering and Harvard University. DotLab has been named as an “Amazing Medical Breakthrough” by Reader’s Digest and as one of the “Fierce 15” companies by FierceMedTech.

Jessica Karr
Jessica Karr
Founder and General Partner
Coyote Ventures
Jessica Karr
Founder and General Partner
Coyote Ventures

Jessica Karr is the Founder & General Partner of Coyote Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in women’s health and wellness. Jessica’s experience launching novel impact-focused products began when she joined Impossible Foods as the 12th employee, where she helped develop and launch the Impossible burger. She has since worked with startups internationally as an innovation consultant and as a Principal with a family office. She is an LP in women-led funds and her angel investments have all become unicorns. Jessica holds a MS in Biochemistry from UC San Diego, an MBA from Presidio Graduate School, and a BA in Philosophy from Texas State University. Jessica lives in the Bay Area with her rescue Pom and enjoys swimming in the bay.

Megan Dover
Megan Dover
Co-Founder and Principal
Cross-Border Impact Ventures
Megan Dover
Co-Founder and Principal
Cross-Border Impact Ventures

Megan Dover is Co-founder and Principal of Cross Border Impact Ventures (CBIV).  At CBIV, she invests in Series A stage health technology companies in North America and Europe that address unmet needs for women and children globally.  Key health focus areas for the fund include maternal & newborn health, sexual & reproductive health and chronic conditions that impact women and children such as oncology, cardiovascular health, mental health, gut health and respiratory health. 

She has in depth experience in venture capital, impact investing, venture advisory, M&A, business strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis and angel investing. Prior to the launch of CBIV, Megan was the Senior Investment Manager for the Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace at Grand Challenges Canada, and acted as a venture advisor to support the fundraising efforts of a portfolio of early stage health technology companies in raising equity and grant capital. Megan brought expertise in a number of areas to the role, having previously held roles in finance and strategy for a multinational public company, worked in management consulting for a global consulting firm, been part of an R&D team for a biotech startup and as an advisor and angel investor at the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL). Megan obtained her MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, receiving a Dean’s list ranking. She also earned her Engineering degree with Honours from Queen’s University, specializing in Biomedical Research within Chemical Engineering.

 

Megan is passionate about supporting world class technology companies that are scaling tech for good. She is also a big fan of women in STEM, women in business, women’s health, women leaders and more women supporting women.

Kate Steinle
Kate Steinle
Chief Clinical Officer
FOLX Health
Kate Steinle
Chief Clinical Officer
FOLX Health

Kate Steinle, MSN, WHNP is the Chief Clinical Officer at FOLX Health, which is a health and wellness platform providing telehealth services to the LGBTQAI+ community. The model of care at FOLX is focused on creating joyful, affirming healthcare on one’s own terms and building community and access around those needs. 

Prior to joining FOLX, Kate was providing in-person sexual and reproductive healthcare in NYC for over a decade. Kate has led the implementation of many clinical services, and believes healthcare can be a place of radical transformation and empowerment, for both those who access care and for the providers of the care. Kate’s clinical practice is based on listening with intent and responding with kindness, clarity, and authenticity.

Linda Genen, MD, MPH
Linda Genen, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
ProgenyHealth
Linda Genen, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
ProgenyHealth

As CMO, Dr. Genen oversees medical management and quality operations at ProgenyHealth. As an experienced physician executive who has focused on maternal child health, Dr. Genen led as a Senior Research Fellow for UnitedHealth Group Research and Development prior to joining ProgenyHealth, helping to advance research and develop innovations in healthcare. Prior to moving to R&D, she served as the Chief Medical Officer for Women’s Health at Optum overseeing Fertility, Maternity and NICU programs.

Mandy Major
Mandy Major
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Major Care
Mandy Major
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Major Care

Mandy (she/her) is on a mission to change how America handles the fourth trimester. After learning first-hand how little we support and inform new parents during postpartum, she left her 10-year+ career in digital media to dedicate herself to birth work and closing the gap in postpartum care. Today, she is a certified postpartum doula and the founder and CEO of Major Care™. Mandy is also the postpartum content advisor for BabyCenter’s medical advisory board, a postpartum instructor at Motherly, and an active member of PSI. Mandy holds a MA from Columbia Journalism School and has been a contributing perinatal expert for HuffPost, Healthline.com and more, writing on postpartum best practices and addressing postpartum inequities.

“Until women’s health is health — full stop — dedicated spaces and conversations like this summit are essential to propelling innovation, funding and partnerships forward in order to improve care delivery, address care inequities, and better outcomes for women and birthing bodies across the spectrum of our lived experiences.”

Joanna Strober
Joanna Strober
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Midi Health
Joanna Strober
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Midi Health

Joanna is the founder of Midi Health, a virtual care platform for women in perimenopause and menopause. The company brings expert care, covered by insurance, to women nationwide. Prior to Midi, Joanna founded Kurbo, the first digital therapeutic for childhood obesity, which was scaled to help tens of thousands children worldwide and the company was successfully sold to Weight Watchers in 2018. Prior to diving into digital health, Joanna spent more than 20 years in direct private equity and venture capital investing in health and consumer companies including a number of notable consumer internet companies, including BlueNile, eToys, Babycenter, HotJobs and Flycast.

Joanna is the author of the book Getting to 50/50, a primer on how women can succeed and thrive at work and at home. She has spoken extensively to corporate and graduate school audiences on the topic of women and leadership. She was also named to the Forbes 50 over 50 list of top Innovators in 2023.

Laura Keyser, DPT, MPH
Laura Keyser, DPT, MPH
Director of Clinical Strategy and Global Health
Axena Health
Laura Keyser, DPT, MPH
Director of Clinical Strategy and Global Health
Axena Health

Laura Keyser, DPT, MPH is a clinician-leader and public health professional with expertise in women’s and pelvic health and over 15 years of experience. She is a skilled researcher, writer, speaker, and educator with demonstrated professional competence in several key areas including maternal/women’s health, life course health development/health disparities, public/population health, digital health, capacity building and health care delivery models, with a focus on low resource and conflict settings. In the U.S. Dr. Keyser has worked with a women’s health company focused on digital health innovations for female pelvic floor disorders, contributing to product development and research efforts, including efficacy trials, real-world evidence generation, health economics work, and clinical decision-making tools. Her international experience includes women’s health and physiotherapy capacity building in India and multiple countries across Africa, with a focus on special populations, such as women with obstetric fistula, survivors of sexual violence, and pregnant/postpartum individuals. Dr. Keyser has published and lectured on her work in global and women’s health and consulted with local and international organizations, including EngenderHealth, USAID, Johnson & Johnson, Panzi Hospital & Foundation, and Global Strategies. She serves as an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco, as co-founder of Mama LLC, and most recently as a founding member of Axena Health, Inc.

Jin Lee
Jin Lee
Investor
Oxford Angel Fund
Jin Lee
Investor
Oxford Angel Fund

Dr. Jin Lee is a digital health investor and entrepreneur. She has worked in the venture and innovation arms of pharma, payer, and provider space- responsible for product and commercialization.. Based in Silicon Valley, Dr. Lee advises and invests in digital health startups and accelerator programs. She also serves on multiple nonprofit boards, including the American Heart Association and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.

Linda Greub
Linda Greub
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Avestria Ventures
Linda Greub
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Avestria Ventures

Avestria Co-Founder Linda Greub has been investing in public and private life science companies for over 30 years. At Avestria, Linda invests in early-stage women’s health companies and female-founded life science ventures. Previously, Linda co-founded LMN Ventures, one of the first investors in nVision Medical which was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2018 for up to $275 million. Additional exits included KeVita and Yasso. 

Linda’s corporate experience includes leading M&A at both Novartis Diagnostics & Applied Biosystems where her transactions included the $5.1 billion cash and stock sale of ABI to Life Technologies (acquired by Thermo Fisher) in 2008. She has held corporate development and finance roles at a number of venture-backed life science companies, including VitaPath Genetics, Singulex, Raindance Technologies (acquired by Bio-Rad) and Linkage Biosciences (acquired by Thermo Fisher). 

As a member of private investment partnerships, including Tudor Investments and Essex Investment Management, she invested over $3.2 billion of equity capital, including $1.1 billion of performance-based hedge funds. She also built profitable equity research franchises in healthcare services at both Banc of America Securities and Pacific Growth Equities, successfully raising over $1.8 billion of capital for public companies.

Linda earned her BA in the History of Art from Yale and her MBA from Harvard. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Victoria Treyger
Victoria Treyger
General Partner
Felicis
Victoria Treyger
General Partner
Felicis

As a General Partner at Felicis, Victoria is focused on the reinvention of financial services, infrastructure, security, enterprise, and health tech. She led Felicis investments in Dovetail, SentiLink, Alloy, Maze, Midi, and others.  Victoria’s angel investment and advising track record includes Roadie (acquired by UPS), Faire, Betterment, Galileo Health. Previously, Victoria served as Chief Revenue Officer of Kabbage (acquired by American Express) and CMO at Ring Central. At Kabbage Victoria was responsible for building the company’s revenue and go-to-market teams, resulting in nearly $300 million in revenue after six years of 100%+ annual growth. Victoria’s deep operating experience includes sales, marketing, partnership, and product management functions. Victoria served as CMO of RingCentral and General Manager at Amazon. Victoria holds a double degree with distinction in Business and International Studies from the University of Washington and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Tracy Dooley
Tracy Dooley
Partner
Avestria Ventures
Tracy Dooley
Partner
Avestria Ventures

At Avestria Ventures, Tracy brings a unique blend of strategic and operational experience to support portfolio companies, drawing on her digital health and life science innovation experience.  She has advised global Fortune 500 companies, startups, and NGOs, working with organizations like the Novartis Digital Accelerator Lab and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Tracy’s corporate experience spans innovation pipeline development, strategy, and operations.  At Novartis Diagnostics (acquired by Grifols), Tracy served on the Deal Review Committee, Operating Committee, and Commercial Council.  She joined Novartis as Chief of Staff to the President, leading strategic planning and early-stage innovation partnerships.  She subsequently served as Head, Global Support & Operations at Novartis and Grifols with responsibilities for portfolio-wide business operations, including lifecycle management and new channel entry for over 15 product launches.  

Tracy began her career as a healthcare mergers & acquisitions investment banker.  She advises entrepreneurs through the TechStars x United Health accelerator, UCSF Health Hub, and serves on the Springboard Women’s Health Executive committee, along with the Research & Evidence subcommittees of the MedTech Color Collaborative Community.  

Tracy holds an MD from Stanford and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Kandis Daroski
Kandis Daroski
Product Consultant
Hinge Health
Kandis Daroski
Product Consultant
Hinge Health

Dr. Kandis Daroski, DPT is Hinge Health’s pelvic health subject matter expert and physical therapy Product Consultant. She advises pelvic health clinical program development including clinical safety guidelines, exercise prescription, and education content creation and review. Her work has helped to define a care delivery model to provide access to digital pelvic health for over 10 million lives. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia in 2016. She has received advanced pelvic health training through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and is a pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist. She enjoys advocating for conservative approaches to treatment,  such as exercise and movement therapy,  as a means of alleviating symptoms and allowing patients to lead more fulfilling lives. She is passionate about providing education on pelvic health conditions as evidenced through her attributions in Yoga Journal, the Bump, Huffington Post, and Popsugar and more.

Alice Zheng
Alice Zheng
Principal
RH Capital
Alice Zheng
Principal
RH Capital

Alice has been a women’s health enthusiast throughout her career spanning global health, clinical medicine, and the private sector. She is currently a Principal at RH Capital leading investments in innovative women’s health companies across the life sciences, digital health and consumer health. Alice was previously a women’s health practice leader and management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she served biopharma, diagnostics, global public health and private equity clients across R&D and commercial strategy topics.

Earlier in her career, Alice’s passion to improve lives for the underserved led her to work in East Africa and Asia in reproductive health and family planning. As a clinician, she focused on women’s health globally and published articles examining healthcare in low-income countries.

Alice holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and MD and MPH from the University of Michigan, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar. Alice is a frequent speaker on FemTech and women’s health innovation and holds advising and mentoring roles with multiple women’s health accelerators and forums. She has also been a patient in many women’s health areas including infertility, termination, and pregnancy complications. 

Annette Fineberg, MD,MPH, FACOG.
Annette Fineberg, MD,MPH, FACOG.
OB/GYN
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Annette Fineberg, MD,MPH, FACOG.
OB/GYN
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Dr Fineberg has 25 years of experience collaborating with midwives in the hospital and community.  Her team was recognized and awarded as a successful model of collaborative practice by ACOG and ACNM. She was part of the working group that created the CMQCC toolkit to support vaginal birth and safely prevent cesarean and recently assisted with their Hospital Action Guide for respectful and equity-centered obstetrical care. She also led a successful campaign to reverse a 10-year VBAC ban at Sutter Davis Hospital. She recently returned to Berkeley to examine the systemic issues affecting maternal experiences and outcomes.

Carla Eckhardt Taracena
Carla Eckhardt Taracena
Vice President of Clinical Operations
Visana Health
Carla Eckhardt Taracena
Vice President of Clinical Operations
Visana Health

Carla L. Eckhardt Taracena, MSc, is a highly accomplished healthcare leader with a career spanning over 30 years across non-profit, academic, and for-profit sectors. With notable roles, including Chief Operating Officer in a prominent US healthcare system and Country Director for international NGOs, Carla has consistently demonstrated dynamic leadership, achieving measurable results. In her recent appointment as Vice President of Clinical Operations at Visana Health, a leading telemedicine startup with a dedicated mission to serve women and empower them to take control of their health journey, Carla is at the forefront of shaping the company’s focus on providing comprehensive women’s healthcare. Carla’s commitment to women’s health extends beyond her professional roles; she has co-authored impactful publications, including “Implementation of the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Program to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Malawi” and “Obstetrics and Gynecology in Global Health: Lessons Learned for advancing public health to achieve universal health care.” Carla leverages her educational background—an MSc in global management and a BA from Yale University—to inform her strategic leadership in healthcare delivery.

Janna Lacatell
Janna Lacatell
Vice President of Product Management
ProgenyHealth
Janna Lacatell
Vice President of Product Management
ProgenyHealth

As Vice President of Product Management, Janna is responsible for defining and driving ProgenyHealth’s product strategy with a human-centered approach. Janna brings nearly 20 years of experience in commercializing, implementing, and scaling multi-channel population health and chronic condition management programs. Her work is centered at the intersection of clinical program design, user experience, and technology. At ProgenyHealth, Janna is focused on scaling integrated maternal and infant care management programs to optimize reach, member satisfaction, and health outcomes.

Dr. Lindsay Parham, PhD, JD.
Dr. Lindsay Parham, PhD, JD.
Executive Director of the the Wallace Center for Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Dr. Lindsay Parham, PhD, JD.
Executive Director of the the Wallace Center for Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Lindsay Parham, PhD, JD, is the Executive Director for the Wallace Center for Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, a research and training center at UC Berkeley that conducts actionable research in innovation and technology to advance maternal, child and adolescent health. She is a social scientist and lawyer specializing in women’s health policy and healthcare organizations. With over a decade working in reproductive rights, ethics, justice, and health, Dr. Parham brings unique sociological and legal expertise to challenges in real-world clinical settings. Her work focuses on systems and policy analysis to find and close gaps in care for women throughout the reproductive cycle. She is passionate about using technology and innovative interventions to improve care throughout the reproductive life cycle. Dr. Parham earned her B.A. at Cornell University, and her joint PhD and JD at UC Berkeley School of Law.

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Bringing together senior-level executives from across the industry, the Women’s Digital Health Summit promises an unrivalled networking and learning opportunity for everyone working in this space.

This forum provides a rare opportunity to showcase your offering to a dedicated, world-class audience. Spaces are limited this year!

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Partners

Knowledge Partner
Mira

Mira is dedicated to nurturing the future of reproductive health care through innovative science and technology as the creators of the first quantitative at-home fertility monitor — better known as “the mini hormone lab” or the Mira Hormone Monitor.

As the fastest-growing femtech company in America, according to Inc.5000 in 2023, Mira is trusted by over 90,000 customers worldwide, and we are committed to women’s health—as it stands at the forefront of our mission. We offer a wide range of solutions that help people test, boost, and navigate their reproductive health and fertility goals with confidence. In the future, we strive to redefine the field of reproductive health, ensuring that no fertility journey is left unaided and that more women with diverse goals can feel confident about their health and bodies.

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Summit Partner
Ovia Health

Ovia Health is a proactive family building, maternal health, and parenting benefits solution. Our mobile app and clinical solutions enable employees to improve fertility, have a healthy pregnancy, manage menopause and thrive as working parents. Built using 10+ years of proprietary claims data, our solution delivers evidence-backed predictive risk identification, evidence-based condition management, intensive return-to-work programming, care navigation, and concierge health coaching services delivered by board-certified clinicians. We also offer support and guidance for all pathways to parenthood – including surrogacy and adoption resourcing. Ovia enables employers to provide employees a path to grow their family, have better health outcomes, and, ultimately, ensures your talent won’t have to choose between their family and their career.

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