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    🤫 Are you interested in being a part of something new? We’re building a platform, we’d LOVE your help with: 

    Are you passionate about women's health and looking to contribute?

    Join Our Team!

    We run FemTechnology Summit, University Series & a Platform.

    We're looking for help with:
    Social Media
    Content Creation

    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. 

    In The Press:


    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.
    Cory Brennan, FemTech Office Hours
    Cory Brennan is an Attorney at Hall Render. Her concentration is on information and clinical systems security. With extensive practical knowledge of health care information security and compliance standards, including HIPAA/HITECH, NIST and ISO, Cory advises clients on all aspects of security and risk management strategies, including conducting risk assessments, incident and breach response, business continuity planning and governance development. Cory is a member of the Healthcare Technology Leadership Council for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and the American Health Law Association. Additionally, she sits on the Board of The Next IT Girl, which aims to help young women of color discover, pursue and succeed in technology- related careers.
    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.
    LĂ©a 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.
    Emily Beukema, FemTech Office Hours
    Emily Beukema is an attorney at Hall Render. She concentrates on health law with an emphasis on health information technology. With a strong background in public health, Emily provides counsel on implementing innovative technology-based solutions that improve patient health outcomes and access to health care. Emily assists clients as they navigate corporate transactions and the increasingly complex regulatory environment of data privacy and health care laws. Emily has experience negotiating contracts on behalf of health care organizations while maintaining the organization’s data sharing strategy and advising on regulatory risk.
    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).
    EyrĂşn Halla HaraldsdĂłttir, 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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