A list celebrating the world’s Top 150 FemTech leaders has been published.
UK-based entrepreneurs, investors and service providers are on the list compiled by FemTech Analytics.
The individuals have been selected for their leadership, community base, speaking engagements and articles published in the last 12 months.
They hail from 37 countries, with 44% based in Europe, 43% in North America and 13% in other regions.
The UK-based figures are showcased below.
Reproductive health & contraceptions
Abi Hannah and Jo Living, Fertility Circle
Co-founder & CEO/COO at Fertility Circle, the home of all things fertility. A platform for anyone experiencing fertility issues to connect, support and empower the fertility journey.
Dr. Belinda Coker, Your Trusted Squad
On a mission to transform the experience of infertility forever by providing expert information, one-on-one support and concierge assistance to help women navigate their journey to baby. Dr Coker is highly motivated Executive Medical Director and Medical Doctor with 20 years experience in the healthcare sector. She initially trained in obstetrics, gynaecology, sexual and reproductive health before becoming a GP. Dr Coker is passionate about using technology, design and innovation to support patients to have the best possible experience in healthcare. Has worked with Lantum, Babylon, Innovate UK, Daye, Thriva, Blumio, Livesmart, Tunstall Healthcare UK, NHS England, General Medical Council (GMC).
Gabby Edlin, Bloody Good Period
Gabby Edlin is the CEO and founder of Bloody Good Period, a UK-based organisation dedicated to providing period supplies to asylum seekers, refugees & those who can’t afford them.
Tania Boler, Elvie
Founder and CEO of Elvie, designer of the Elvie Trainer, a Kegel trainer for a stronger pelvic floor, and Elvie Pump, which is world’s first silent wearable breast pump. Tania is an internationally recognised women’s health expert and has held leadership positions for various global NGOs and the United Nations. Passionate about challenging taboo women’s issues, Tania founded Elvie in 2013, partnering with Alexander Asseily to create a global hub of connected health and lifestyle products for women.
Thang Vo-Ta, Callaly
CEO & co-founder at British femtech company Callaly – a period care brand which invents, develops, manufactures and sells innovative products. Their first invention, the Tampliner has been named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of the Year. Callaly is a B-Corp – balancing people, planet, and profit. Named by Fast Company as one of the world’s Most Innovative Companies.
Dee Murray, Menopause Experts Group
Founder and CEO at Menopause Experts Group, which is dedicated to menopausal education services and products that help relieve symptoms.
Anja Streicher and Marija Butkovic, Women of Wearables
Streicher, chief marketing officer at a global company aiming to support, and mentor women, is a creative marketing professional with experience in wellness and startup environment, skilled in building and executing brand communications strategy on all marketing channels. Passionate about women’s health & wellness, supporting women in business & tech. Butkovic is a digital marketing and PR strategist, lawyer-entrepreneur, innovation consultant and feminist.
Karina Vazirova and Katia Lang, FemTech Lab
Co-founders at FemTech Lab – a global accelerator for startups that create tech products for women’s health & wellness. Vazirova works with world-class leaders and organisations to deliver their 3-month program twice a year, while on Sundays she writes about FemTech, women’s health, tech in the Girls Club Newsletter. Lang is passionate about supporting innovative companies, especially in the underfunded and underprioritised female health and wellness sector.
Terri Harris, FemTech Lab, FemTech.Live, Bloody Good Period
Head of media at FemTech Lab. Menstrual, sexual and reproductive health specialist with international and national experience developing a portfolio of educational and capacity building programs.
Amy Thomson, Moody
Founder at Moody, a technology that allows women to track their mental and physical health patterns connected to hormones. Amy is also the author of the book Moody, which touches on the research and science behind women’s hormones to create a better understanding of the systems and cycles, allowing for more beneficial and healthier routines using insights from nutritionists, gynaecologists, endocrinologists, and others.
Eva Galant, Hashiona
Founder & CEO at Hashiona – improves the day-to-day quality of life for Hashimoto patients. General manager and entrepreneur demonstrating strong technical and managerial background with 9 years’ international market experience in tech & startups sector. Succeeded in product launch, strategy, marketing implementation, product innovation, driving new business opportunities, products and solutions.
Pregnancy & nursings
Wendy Powell, MUTU System
Femtech entrepreneur, NHS Innovation Accelerator fellow, speaker and founder of global HealthTech platform MUTU System. Digital, evidence-based transformative pre and postnatal physical and mental health, direct to consumers around the world, as medical referral, and via employee benefits and corporate wellness.
Ann Roberts and Dmitry Gurski, Flo Health
Co-founders at Flo Health, the most popular FemTech Healthcare startup in the US which is also in 100+ other countries. Flo helps women around the globe to understand the meaning of their body signals, provides them with accurate cycle predictions and evidence-based health insights. Flo aims to elevate female health by leveraging the essential need for period tracking.
Deepali Nangia, Speedinvest, Atomico, Alma Angels
Venture Partner at Speedinvest, focusing on female founders pre-seed/seed transactions; Atomico Angel 2021; co-founder at Alma Angels, an angel community in support of female founders aiming to encourage and educate more women to angel invest into women-owned businesses. An investor and mentor for early-stage startups in tech with a focus on female enterprise.
Fiona Pathiraja, Crista Galli Ventures
Managing Partner at Crista Galli Ventures, a HealthTech fund. Formerly a consultant attending radiologist in the NHS in London. Cross-sector experience of UK health policy, public health & management consultancy. UK board certified in Clinical Radiology and Public Health.
Triin Linamagi, Sie Ventures
Co-founder at Sie Ventures, a capital platform that supports the most promising female founders on their fundraising journey. Part of Backed VC Community, and Alma Angels.
Business support services
Bérénice Magistretti, Visionaries Club
Tech journalist turned investor. Fascinated with the Femtech space. Has a column on Forbes where she writes about ‘Tech That Matters’, focusing on topics that include Femtech and accessibility. As a visually-impaired writer, she’s also trying to raise awareness around invisible disabilities. She’s now fully focused on the investment side of tech and has made 10+ angel investments. Passionate about women’s health, social impact, consumer products in fashion and beauty.
Billie Quinlan and Dr. Anna Hushlak, Ferly
Billie Quinlan is co-founder and CEO at Ferly – a provider of a sexual wellbeing application intended to empower women to lead a healthy, confident and pleasurable life. Anna Hushlak is the the co-founder and chief scientific officer of a firm which is building the world’s first evidence-based digital guide for sexual difficulties and female pleasure.
Farah Kabir, HANX
Co-founder at HANX, which focuses on smashing stigmas around sexual health, championing intimate wellness and talking about ‘what’s really going on’ with women’s bodies.
Stephanie Alys, MysteryVibe
A Deloitte management consultant turned award-winning entrepreneur, Stephanie Alys co-founded leading British sexual health & wellbeing brand MysteryVibe. Over 5 years, Stephanie grew MV from basic concept to pulling in £m revenues, and expanding to over 60 countries. Recognised as a leading authority in sextech, pleasure and wellbeing, she has been featured in publications such as the BBC, Times, Guardian, CNBC and TechCrunch. Stephanie was awarded the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman award in 2018 for her achievements in taking sextech to the mainstream.
Kim Palmer, Clementine
Co-founder of Clementine App, which is a confidence app to help working women who battle with anxiety and low self-esteem to feel confident, capable and on top of their game, and sleep better.
Nuala Murphy, Diversity Mark
As the founder and CEO of Moment Health, Nuala Murphy launched a new and innovative diagnostic tech product that aims to connect mothers with the tools and knowledge they need to sustain good mental health and recover from illness and have been recognised in tech, industry and healthcare for her innovation in this space. Founded Lean in Belfast in 2013, the volunteer-run chapter of the non-profit group created by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. During lockdown, she also co-founded the Women’s Investor Ready Project, a community interest group dedicated to changing the stat of investment in women entrepreneurs regionally. Has joined Diversity Mark as the Head of Business, and is truly excited to work in an area so aligned with her passion, leadership and expertise gained through her global leadership role with LeanIn.Org.
Sara Campin, The Nourish App
Founder & CEO The Nourish App, a mental health and wellbeing app for mothers.