The Femtech World Awards are approaching quickly and we couldn’t be more excited.
As part of our biggest event to date, Femtech World will be recognising some of the most impactful innovators advancing research, addressing inequalities and redefining the traditional women’s health landscape.
The virtual event, which will take place in March 2024, has already generated a lot of interest, with a number of great entries already coming through.
Among the gongs up for grabs is Maternity Innovation, sponsored by Femtech Tokyo, a show that celebrates women’s health and empowerment of all ages.
The event aims to raise awareness in society about various types of femtech and femcare products and services in areas, such as menstrual care, reproduction, pregnancy, postnatal care, pre-menopause, menopause and general women’s health.
Every year, the show brings together importers, retailers, manufacturers, local governments and medical institutions to promote exhibitors’ products and solutions for various women’s concerns.
Megumi Yanai, corporate officer at Femtech Tokyo, said: “We are thrilled to be involved in the awards to acknowledge the cutting-edge products and services in the health industry and support raising awareness about health innovation in the femcare and femtech space.”
Femtech World editor, Sorina Mihaila, said: “We are incredibly excited to host our very first awards and celebrate the amazing innovators in femtech.
“Our partnership with Femtech Tokyo for the Maternity Innovation category demonstrates Femtech World’s commitment to shining a light on the companies fighting for safer and more equitable maternity services.”
Women’s cancer innovation to take centre stage at Femtech World Awards
The Femtech World Awards are celebrating the innovators revolutionising the way we diagnose and treat cancer in women.
Cancer is a major public health and economic issue. Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, with an estimated 2.3 million cases diagnosed globally in 2020 alone.
However, what once seemed impossible in cancer research is now a reality thanks to a number of technological innovations that have led to breakthroughs in the ways we diagnose, understand and treat cancer.
Through the Women’s Cancer Innovation Award, Femtech World aims to shine a light on the organisations devoted to transforming the future of cancer care for women worldwide.
“Allowing more women to live healthier lives, free of cancer is truly remarkable,” said Sorina Mihaila, editor of Femtech World.
“We hope that through our Women’s Cancer Innovation Award we will turn the spotlight on some of the world’s most extraordinary innovations working towards changing the way we diagnose and treat this unforgiving disease.”
The Women’s Cancer Innovation Award is one of 10 categories open for entry, all of which seek to acknowledge excellence in femtech and reward the dedication, commitment and innovation of those working in the space.
The sponsor of this year’s award, FINN Partners, is one of the fastest-growing, global marketing communications firms in the world.
With deep expertise across sectors, FINN Partners delivers a full range of integrated marketing services relevant to key industry practice groups.
The FINN Partners Global Health Practice is an industry powerhouse, helping clients navigate the complex and fragmented health ecosystem.
With a presence that spans North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, the communications and marketing teams that make up the FINN Health Practice offers unmatched counsel and guidance to clients across the globe.
Femtech World Awards to celebrate gender inclusivity in the workplace
The awards are looking for organisations whose policies and best practice strive for an inclusive and responsive workplace
The Femtech World Awards are recognising and celebrating the employers taking action to drive gender equality at work.
The awards are looking for teams and organisations around the world whose policies and best practice strive for an inclusive and responsive workplace.
Gender equality and inclusivity are critical components of any workplace environment.
Studies have shown that diverse teams, including those with gender diversity, are more innovative and productive than homogenous groups.
When individuals of different genders work together, they bring unique perspectives and ideas.
Women, specifically, bring a different approach to problem-solving that is generally more collaborative and empathetic. This approach can lead to more effective solutions that better address the needs of individuals and communities.
Although there are more women employed now than ever before, women’s representation is not keeping pace.
According to a report conducted by McKinsey women are still facing a “broken rung” on the career ladder. Only one in four C-suite leaders are women, while women of colour represent just one in 16.
Through the Gender Inclusive Employer Award, Femtech World aims to shine a light on employers creating and adhering to policies that promote gender equality in the workplace.
The award, sponsored by Wellbeing of Women, is one of 10 categories open for entry, all of which seek to acknowledge excellence in femtech and reward the dedication, commitment and innovation of those working in the space.
“As the only UK charity improving women’s health across the life course through research, education and advocacy, we are delighted to be a sponsor of this year’s Femtech World Awards,” said Janet Lindsay, CEO of Wellbeing of Women, a health charity on a mission to change the lives of women, girls and babies in the UK.
“Through our partnerships, campaigns and Employer Membership Programme, our collaborations with leading organisations in this space are helping to make the changes needed to end the gender health gap.
“These awards celebrate the passion and innovation of organisations helping to drive health equity and improve the lives of women and girls, now and for generations to come.”
Sorina Mihaila, editor of Femtech World, said: “The implementation of policies and practices that promote gender equality is not an easy feat.
“Building an inclusive workplace requires a fundamental shift in the way we view gender roles and biases, as well as a commitment from all levels of the organisation.
“Through our Gender Inclusive Employer Award, we are looking to celebrate those making gender equality a priority and inspire others to do the same.”
Ground-breaking research to be celebrated at Femtech World Awards
The Femtech World Research Project Award will shine a light on the individuals committed to accelerating research in women’s health
The search is on for Femtech World’s Research Project of the Year.
The inaugural Femtech World Awards will celebrate the organisations and entrepreneurs driving research and innovation in women’s health.
Women make up half the world’s population. Yet, their health needs have lagged in medical research.
According to Forbes, women’s health accounts for only four per cent of the overall funding for research and development for healthcare products and services, with the majority of spending focusing on male-specific research.
The Femtech World Research Project Award will shine a light on the individuals committed to accelerating research in women’s health and working towards closing the gender research gap.
Sponsored by Toronto-based Future Fertility, the award is one of 10 categories open for entry in the Femtech World Awards, which seek to support the next wave of innovation in women’s health.
Christy Prada, CEO of Future Fertility, said: “We’re proud to be an inaugural sponsor of Femtech World’s Research Project Award to elevate the remarkable scientific efforts that are driving positive change across the women’s health spectrum.
“At Future Fertility, we value a science-led approach, so we’re excited to recognize the leaders behind these groundbreaking projects.
“Research drives innovation, and it’s great that Femtech World is helping to raise the profile of this important work in an underfunded space.”
Backed by the industry’s largest and most diverse oocyte dataset of over 120,000 images and reproductive outcomes, Future Fertility is the leader in AI-powered oocyte quality assessment.
With an ability to seamlessly integrate into all laboratory set-ups, including time-lapse and microscope-only, Future Fertility’s clinically validated tools have been adopted in more than 20 countries.
Personalised insights gained via Future Fertility’s oocyte quality reports empower clinicians, embryologists and patients with more precise information to guide future treatment planning and manage expectations.
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