The 2nd edition of the FemTechnology Summit took place in June 2022. 

1500 individuals from 60 countries attended.

Attendees were a diverse mixture of Startup founders, Researchers, Clinicians, Journalists, University Students, VCs, Professors…

The first edition of the Summit took place in May 2021 as Oriana Kraft’s Bachelor Thesis in Medicine at ETH Zurich. 

700 individuals from 36 countries attended. 

 

 

Bringing together stakeholders across the whole ecosystem – the FemTechnology Summit offers up a platform to showcase the latest breakthroughs, best practices and patient needs in women’s health. FemTechnology Summit brings together FemTech Startups, Chief Clinicians, Groundbreaking Researchers and University Students to provide a 360 degree perspective on innovation in women’s health.

Experts and audience members originate from all around the world  at various stages  in their FemTech journey – from seasoned veterans to enthusiasts, to others simply seeking to understand what the term ‘FemTech’ even means. 

A hybrid event – the panels are virtual with in-person viewing parties so attendees can meet face to face, scattered across the globe (Berlin, London, Zurich, Geneva, North Carolina, Los Angeles …) .

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Our Team
Oriana Kraft, Producer + Founder
Working on the future of women's health by building it. Graduated from ETH Zurich with a Bachelors degree in Human Medicine, Oriana is the founder, curator and producer of the FemTechnology Summit. She is working on a FemTech aggregator.
Rahel Schmidt, Medical Student Liaison
Rahel is studying human medicine in Lugano, Switzerland. Being interested gynaecology/obstetrics she will specialise in this field. Rahel is concerned about the gender health gap and is already contributing to closing it through clinical research as part of her doctoral thesis (MD). She is involved in various local and national associations at the interface of medicine, research and health policy and is happy to be part of the FemTechSummit team.
Anke Naedele, Outreach
Anke is a medical student at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Through her master's thesis she joined a research project that develops an e-learning platform for radiological imaging. Being interesting in women's health and digitalization, Anke loves to discover new Femtech startups. She is excited to be part of this year's outreach program, spreading the inspiration she got from last year's summit.
Laura Locher, Strategic Partnerships
Laura is a swiss-german healthtech professional working at Microsoft Healthcare. Next to her master in Health Economics (KU) in Copenhagen, she was part of the Bio Innovation Institute working on strategic sourcing mechanisms for scientific women's health projects. Laura has an interest in identifying challenges within the development cycle of womens health therapies - (shedding light onto lack of data, lack of ownership, lack of financial commitment). Her main research space are contraceptives.
Francesca Rosa, Head of Interviews
Francesca is a Ph.D. student at ETH Zürich, at the chair of Ecological Systems Design (ESD). Although Francesca works in a completely different field, her personal experience, along with her misdiagnosed and mistreated health problems, had made her perfectly aware of the knowledge gap that has to be filled concerning women’s health. Therefore, she decided to be part of the change and help organize the summit.
Lane Carrandi, Social Media
Lane Carrandi, an American ex-pat living in Melbourne, Australia, graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia’s School of Public Health in 2019. Upon graduation, Lane moved to Melbourne, Australia and completed her Master of Public Health in 2021. All the while, she has worked as a Research Assistant for Monash University’s Global and Women’s Health Team and Women’s Health Economics Team in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the University of New England’s Beyond Suicide Research Group in the School of Social Work. Her passion for FemTechnology began as an undergraduate student then was further nurtured by the Women’s Health Economics Team at Monash University, where she led a systematic review on the cost-effectiveness of health applications used by women during pregnancy and supported a systematic review on the quality and safety of health applications used by women during pregnancy.
Pauline Broccard, Social Media
Pauline Broccard is a journalist, content creator and producer focusing on womanhood, sexuality, relationships, mental and reproductive health and often includes taboos surrounding women's health in her research and articles. She works for the FemTech startup Malaica which aims to radically improve the convenience and safety of the pregnancy journey of women in Kenya. She is currently completing a Masters in African Studies at the University of Basel.
Léa Plitz, Social Media
Lea is a 4th year medical student at the university of Lausanne (Bachelors degree in medicine ETH Zurich). She is interested in female health and curious about new innovations in the field that can help solve common issues women may encounter. She hopes breakthroughs will happen in the field – so that she can provide better care to her patients in the future.
Rachel Zsido, Outreach
Rachel is a neuroscience PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, investigating the influence of sex hormones on the brain across female lifespan, and what implications this has for depression, cognitive decline, and dementia risk. She is especially interested in how the intersection of women’s brain health, personalized care, and technology can better our understanding of cognitive and emotional health during hormonal transition states, such as the menstrual cycle and perimenopause.
Xuanzi Jia, Viewing Parties, Strategic Partnerships, Outreach
Xuanzi is an MBA candidate with a concentration in Finance and Operations at the USC Marshall School of Business. She is working to build her career in women’s healthcare and technology innovation and FemTech. Prior to her MBA, she managed operations for a litigation consulting firm in New York and worked on FMLA related cases in plaintiff’s employment litigation in California. She is a passionate advocate of global women and girl’s health, access and education. Xuanzi graduated from Smith College and continues to be an active member of her women’s college network. During her undergraduate years, she took part in a civil liberties and public policy fellowship focusing on reproductive rights in the Bay Area and was involved in other public health related projects. She spends her free time heavily involved in community organizing for her women's college network and for the AAPI community (specifically for AAPI women and girls).
Eyrún Halla Haraldsdóttir, Outreach
Eyrún is an Icelandic ex-pat living and working as a Biomedical Engineer in Zürich, Switzerland. After finishing her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, she worked in the prosthetic industry before moving to Zürich to pursue her Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at ETH Zürich, where she focused on bioelectronics and biomechanics. She is deeply interested in pushing the boundaries when it comes to innovation and movement, especially regarding women’s physiology and women’s health. She is very excited to be part of the FemTechSummit team and to participate in accelerating the field forward.

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