8 episodes

Host Joy Altimare welcomes leaders from diverse fields to explore why women have such frustrating experiences with healthcare—and what can be done to make real change.

It’s the only podcast that explores the full scope of these issues, in depth, and from all angles, amplifying the voices of women whose interactions with the system lead them to exclaim, “What the health?!”

What the Health?‪!‬ EHE Health

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Host Joy Altimare welcomes leaders from diverse fields to explore why women have such frustrating experiences with healthcare—and what can be done to make real change.

It’s the only podcast that explores the full scope of these issues, in depth, and from all angles, amplifying the voices of women whose interactions with the system lead them to exclaim, “What the health?!”

    Episode 7: Women in leadership: Cultivating Wellbeing Amidst Hustle Culture

    Episode 7: Women in leadership: Cultivating Wellbeing Amidst Hustle Culture

    Despite a long history of executive positions being dominated by men, more and more women have been rising into leadership positions in the workplace. However, in an earnest drive to keep the positions they’ve worked so hard to earn, women may fall out of balance and into “hustle culture” mentality. Today’s guest is Randi Braun certified executive coach, author, and CEO & Founder of Something Major, a leadership coaching and advisory firm focused on women entrepreneurs. In today’s conversation, Joy and Randi discuss cultivating wellbeing as a woman leader. In this LIVE podcast recording, the audience listens as host Joy Altimare facilitates an interactive and lively discussion with Braun, who speaks to coaching women to succeed in male-dominated industries, while being sensitive to how easy it is to slip into the hustle culture mentality. Joy and Randi also discuss how employers can support and uplift women in the workplace, and Randi’s new book Something Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work. (New Degree Press).
     
    Topics discussed in today’s episode:
     
    Setting the scene/overview + history
     
    What is hustle culture?
     
    Randi’s performative productivity culture theory
     
    Mental/physiological effects of hustle culture + burnout
     
    Something Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work
     
    EHE Health’s benefits which support women leaders
     
    Practical solutions on supporting women employees/leaders
     
    Resources:
     
    EHE Health
     
    Joy Altimare, CRO of EHE Health
     
    Randi Braun, CEO of Something Major
     
    Meet Randi
     
    Randi on Instagram

    • 30 min
    Episode 6: Menopause and the Case for Employer Sponsored Benefits

    Episode 6: Menopause and the Case for Employer Sponsored Benefits

    In the sixth episode of What the Health? Joy Altimare and guest Julie Cartwright tackle the topic of menopause and the case for employer-sponsored care benefits. Julie is the Founder and President of P. volve, a workout method for women that combines low-impact functional training plus resistance-based equipment. Tune in as they discuss the symptoms and statistics surrounding the most neglected ‘M’ word in healthcare.   
    Topics Discussed in Today’s Episode:  

    Who is Julie and what is P. volve?
    What is menopause?
    The substantial toll menopause takes on women
    Decreased productivity in the workplace
    Statistics surrounding menopause and women in the workplace
    Mentality surrounding menopause
    The evolution of menopause policies in the workplace
    Symptoms and quality of life for women in menopause
    Preparing for and preventing the impact of menopause
    How P. volve is designed for women in menopause
    ElectraHealth - what is it? What is their mission?

    Resources:  
    EHE Health - https://ehe.health/  
    Joy Altimare - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joy-a-50a...  
    Julie Cartwright: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-cartwright-b313785  
    P.volve: https://www.pvolve.com/  

    • 31 min
    Episode 5: LBGTQ Health Disparities

    Episode 5: LBGTQ Health Disparities

    People who don’t identify as cis or straight often experience disparities in the kind of healthcare that’s available to them. What can be done about it, and what do businesses who want to create more inclusivity need to do to meet the needs of all their clientele? In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Robyn Streisand, founder of The Mix and Titanium Worldwide. Listen to what she has to say about how she talks to employers about inclusive work environments, how to work with employers on important subjects, and how to start conversations about gender identity. 
     
    Topics Discussed in Today’s Episode:

    New York is back
    The Mix and Titanium Worldwide
    How Robyn talks to employers when they’re thinking about creating inclusive working environments
    How Robyn works with employers to make sure what’s important isn’t an afterthought to them
    How to start conversations about gender identity when the system doesn’t have a construct for it
    Communicating with employees
    Hiring diverse talent
    The inclusive plans created for everyone
    The movement toward the future of inclusivity
    Last words for listeners
    How to find Robyn

     
    Resources: 
    EHE Health
    Joy Altimare
    Robyn Streisand
    Robyn on Instagram

    • 29 min
    Episode 4: LIVE- Holistic female health that goes beyond reproduction

    Episode 4: LIVE- Holistic female health that goes beyond reproduction

    Host Joy Altimare joined by Trish Schiewe, VP of Client Success at Wildflower Health, have a live discussion on holistic female health that goes beyond reproduction.

    • 20 min
    Episode 3: Improving Pregnancy and Postpartum Support for Black Women with Maya Hardigan

    Episode 3: Improving Pregnancy and Postpartum Support for Black Women with Maya Hardigan

    The statistics surrounding Black women and pregnancy are troubling, and there are definite needs to be filled. Today’s guest is Maya Hardigan, the founder, and CEO of Mae, a digital program for pregnancy and post-partum support aimed at Black women. In today’s conversation, Maya talks about how she came to start Meet Mae, how many different factors are involved in pregnancy care, even outside the doctor’s office, and how Mae can also serve as a community. 
     
    Topics Discussed in Today’s Episode:

    How Maya is managing right now
    What Meet Mae is
    How Maya got started with Meet Mae
    The statistics about Black women and pregnancy
    Why C-sections are happening when they’re not medically necessary
    Thinking about everything involved in care, even outside the doctor’s office
    Mae as a community
    What care teams look like
    What the data shows about doulas
    The one thing Maya wants people to take away
    How to find Meet Mae

     
    Resources: 
    EHE Health
    Joy Altimare
    Maya Hardigan
    Meet Mae
    Mae on Instagram

    • 28 min
    Episode 2: Talking Pink Tax with Casey Golden of Luxlock

    Episode 2: Talking Pink Tax with Casey Golden of Luxlock

    Do you know what a pink tax is? What about pinkwashing? Today’s guest knows retail, and it’s that knowledge that makes her passionate about the overpricing of items marketed at women, even when they’re the same as items marketed at men. 
    Listen to the episode to hear today’s conversation with Casey Golden, the founder, and CEO of Luxlock. Learn about what Luxlock does, what pink taxes and pinkwashing are, what the tampon tax is, and how Casey feels about the difference between the pricing of luxury items versus treating and pricing necessary items aimed at women as if they were luxury items.
     
    Topics Discussed in Today’s Episode:

    What Luxlock is
    What the pink tax is
    How the pink tax is happening
    How it impacts women
    What pinkwashing is
    The tampon tax
    Access to feminine hygiene problems
    Tariffs on women’s goods
    Calling out companies that charge more for products aimed at women
    What consumers should do to combat this problem

     
    Resources: 
    EHE Health
    Joy Altimare
    Casey Golden
    Luxlock
    Luxlock on Twitter

    • 29 min

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