The FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings FemTech experts - including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders - on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products (collectively known as FemTech) that are improving women's health and wellness. Though many leaders in FemTech are women, this podcast is not specifically about female founders, nor is it geared toward a specifically female audience. The podcast gives our host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women’s health and wellness. Follow us on social @FemTechFocus
Diagnosing & Managing ADHD in females with Understood.org - Ep 183
Jenny Wu is the Co-President & Chief Product Officer at Understood.org. Understood.org is a resource for more than 70 million people with learning and thinking differences like ADHD and dyslexia. They help these neurodivergent individuals understand and anticipate life’s challenges, and build their confidence through personalized and expert-driven experiences, community and content. Understood.org is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation based in New York. In this episode, we dive deep into ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although males are diagnosed with ADHD 3x more than females, it takes significantly longer for females to be diagnosed even though the symptoms arrive as early as they do In males during childhood. Jenny and I discuss why that is and what we could do about it. For more information, to donate, or to become a partner, visit u.org/media and follow them on Twitter @UnderstoodOrg
Cosm Medical is revolutionizing the vaginal pessary - Episode 182
Derek Sham, the founder and CEO of Cosm Medical, is an engineer who has launched over 8 medical devices in urology, gynecology, gastroenterology, and cardiology. His last urology diagnostic company was PE-back and exited in 2016. Inspired by the complications his grandmother faced, Derek set out to create a better solution for pelvic floor health like preventing pelvic organ prolapse and stopping urinary incontinence. Cosm Medical is creating a digital gynecology platform to personalize care for women. They are revolutionizing the pessary using ultrasound, AI, and 3D printing technologies. Derek is bringing pelvic floor health into the 21st century with cutting-edge technology. Learn more at www.cosm.care
Dr. Silvia Mah from Stella Angels provides an angel's perspective on FemTech investing - Ep 181
Dr. Silvia Mah is the founder and chairwoman of Stella, a business accelerator for women, and the founder of Stella Angels. Stella Angels is a network of accredited angel investors who are funding women. In this interview, we cover what it’s like for angels investing in femtech, what they’re looking for, what challenges they see companies facing, and what they hope the future of femtech investing looks like.
The Honey Pot Co creating natural products for vaginal wellness - Ep 180
Beatrice Dixon is the founder and chief innovation officer at The Honey Pot Co. Their products are sold online and at major retailers including Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Bed Bath and Beyond, Wegmans and more. The Honey Pot Company currently offers feminine washes, wipes, tampons, pads, mommy-to-be products, sexual wellness and soon-to-be additional offerings in both the feminine hygiene and feminine care segments. Their plant-derived feminine hygiene line is created with the goal to provide humans with vaginas, a healthy alternative to feminine care that is made with ingredients that are kind and safe for skin. Our listeners get a special offer! Go to www.thehoneypot.co and use promocode femtech for 15% off your order.
Biofeedback & VR as a cutting edge treatment for pain and mental health with Flowly - Ep 179
Celine Tien is the founder and CEO of Flowly, a mobile app that combines Virtual Reality and biofeedback for pain and anxiety management. Using a mobile app and VR headset, Flowly uses biometric data such as Heart rate and Heart Rate Variability and converts it to visualizations in virtual experiences that reduce pain by over 46%. Flowly has also been studied in NIH-backed clinical trials that show an average 40% reduction in opioid usage. This conversation around bioneurofeedback is super fascinating and I am excited to see all the challenges flowly addresses for women’s health! Learn more and sign up at flowly.world.
"Go Figure, The astonishing science of the female body" Author Interview with Lisa Falco - Ep 178
Lisa Falco is the author of “Go Figure! The astonishing science of the female body”. She was previously Director of Data Science at Ava, a Swiss FemTech startup, where she led a team developing algorithms and artificial intelligence in order to help women get pregnant faster by using their physiological data based on their menstrual cycle. Her book Go Figure, unravels the mystery surrounding women’s biology and explains what is happening underneath the surface. What triggers those changes and What are the sometimes unexpected consequences? The facts are as mind-blowing as they are entertaining.
Thought leaders and industry trailblazers.
The leader of all things FemTech. Thanks so much FTF for all your work and wisdom you share! Because of this podcast I became obsessed with FemTech, from the latest (and coolest!) innovations to gaps in emerging markets. It’s an wonderful educational platform that needs to reach millions of more listeners! Through it, I have been able to learn from and connect with incredible founders and thought leaders. The conversations are rich, focused and engaging!
This podcast is an EXCELLENT resource. It highlights innovations left & right and all the amazing powerhouses driving them forward. And Brittany Barreto is the brilliant ringleader!
FemTech is here and here to stay, and Brittany Barreto is not going to let anyone forget this. Brittany has been a vocal leader in the FemTech space, highlighting the significant unmet needs in women’s health while fighting the status quo of investors not being interested in investing in half of our population! The FemTech Podcast is an important and critical platform for showcasing innovations in women’s health – she finds the best and the brightest. The innovations and the innovators are amazing and the conversations Brittany has are refreshing, honest and direct.