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Wednesday, June 26 • 11:20am - 12:00pm
WISE: Women In Sensors & Engineering Panel - Revolutionizing Women's Health - The Blueprint for FemTech Triumph

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In recent years, Femtech has surged as a way to provide innovative solutions for gender parity in health care. The market has taken notice and it has been predicted that it will be worth $50 billion by 2025. With women-specific health needs and perspectives long ignored, companies large and small are looking at new ways to diversify the product design process, to maximize product development, go-to-market, and commercial success, as well as create new technology to improve overall women’s health. During this discussion, a panel of women leaders will gather to discuss their thoughts on the future of women’s health, critical factors to incorporate in the design and engineering process, the road to femtech success and beyond, and the many barriers still to break through.

The panel will address:
  • The Road to Creating a Parallel Health Care Industry Tailored to Women
  • External Influences Impacting the Industry (environmental factors, regulation)
  • Beyond Reproductive Health
  • Women Health Funding
  • Key Technologies for Femtech

In addition to the panel, new this year, we're expanding our WISE programming with:
  • dedicated WISE Breakfast in partnership with Women in Electronics
  • WISE Meetup
  • Woman of the Year Award
WISE programming is included in all passes. 

Moderators
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Monica Highfill

Executive Committee Member, Founding Director, Highfill Health
Monica Highfill is the founder of Highfill Health. This holistic nutrition practice empowers women to thrive in their professional and retirement years. She is a board-certified Holistic Nutritionist (BCHN®) and a board-certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). Before transitioning... Read More →

Speakers
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Stacy Salvi

X Vice President, Movano
Stacy has over 15 years of experience leading strategy for partnerships, product development, and company growth, and is passionate about bringing meaningful innovation to wearables in healthcare. Prior to her current role, Stacy was the Head of Strategic Partnerships for Fitbit... Read More →
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Maike Scharp

Deputy Director, Foundation Strategy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Maike Scharp is a Deputy Director in the Foundation Strategy Office at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), where she supports teams across the foundation in their strategy development and implementation. She also co-leads the foundation’s efforts to strengthen the Women’s... Read More →
avatar for Michele Wispelwey

Michele Wispelwey

CEO & Co-Founder, Femgevity Health
Michele Wispelwey, CEO and Co-founder, has meticulously shaped her path in the healthcare industry over 18 years, distinguishing herself as a forward-thinking executive with a profound impact on women's health. Holding an MBA in Healthcare Management from Northeastern University... Read More →


Wednesday June 26, 2024 11:20am - 12:00pm PDT
Converge Main Stage