Tag Archive: Healthcare

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    by Angie Chang

    XX In Health: A Retreat For Women In Healthcare

    As in many sectors, healthcare has a dearth of women leaders.

    By Ariel Schwartz (Senior Editor, FastCompany’s Co.Exist)

    Just 4% of healthcare CEOs are women even though they make up 73% of medical and health services managers.

    And according to health technology startup accelerator Rock Health, just three VC-backed digital health tech startups that raised at least $2 million in 2012 had female CEOs.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Joanne Chang

    Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Chicago-based Joanne Chang is a healthcare angel investor and advisor with companies in stealth and early-stage mode.

    She holds a joint MBA-MS degree in healthcare, clinical sciences and general management from Harvard and MIT.

    While Joanne is best known as a Chicago-based healthcare angel investor, she invests in areas outside of Chicago – and in consumer as well. Find out more about the healthcare angel investor below:

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    by Angie Chang

    Rock Health Kicks Off "XX In Health" Week

    The “XX in Health Initiative” aims to change the ratio among women leading healthcare.

    By Dana Rosenberg (Director of Business Development, Rock Health)

    We hear startling statistics on the number of women in leadership positions all too often…

    Women represent 19% of law firm partners.
    Women hold 17% of the seats in congress.
    Women comprise 11% of the investor community.

    …and in the healthcare industry, the story doesn’t get any better. While women make up 73% of medical and health services managers, only 4% of healthcare CEOs are women. In 2012, 3 female CEOs managed to raise $2M or more, as compared with 73 of their male counterparts.

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    by Angie Chang

    Your CEO May Be A Man, But Your Healthcare Customer Is A Woman

    Women have the kind of customer loyalty that transmits real value in healthcare.

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    I recently saw a statistic from my friends at Rock Health that said that women comprise only 4% of healthcare industry CEOs. For those of you who are slow at math, this means that 96% of the people running pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare IT, healthcare service, provider system, health insurance and all of the other healthcare enterprises out there are men.

    Despite 51% of the American population being female, this has been a persistent fact since anyone bothered checking. In fact, I bet the number of women CEOs in healthcare has

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    by Angie Chang

    Take A Digital Health Deep Dive With Rock Health Summer School

    Learn about the healthcare landscape, and how to launch and manage a startup in the field.

    By Amy Puliafito (Research & Marketing Manager, Rock Health)

    Looking for a way to spend those chilly San Francisco summer evenings? We’ve partnered with Skillshare to produce a weekly summer workshop series, Rock Health Summer School, beginning June 20. You’ll hear from innovators, entrepreneurs, doctors, and experts across the entire digital health ecosystem. You’ll learn about the healthcare landscape, how to launch and manage a startup in the field, and gain a better understanding of your own health.

    Some of our exciting course offerings include:

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    by Angie Chang

    Starting A Women-Led Healthcare Or Life Science Startup?

    By Joshua Henderson (Director of Programming, Springboard Enterprises)

    Several weeks ago, I wrote about resources available to high-growth, women-led companies.

    Besides missing a few important organizations like SmartGirlsWay, NewME Accelerator, Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, BlogHer Entrepreneurs and ACTiVATE, I said that we wanted to partner with non women-focused groups/events to champion more women through the funnel from idea to startup to exit.

    So when I saw that six companies in the latest TechStars NY batch are led by women, including Springboard

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    by Angie Chang

    Sleights Of Mind In Healthcare: Do You Believe In Magic?

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    As health and science have entered the popular discourse in a greater way these past several years, there has been an upsurge in scientific literature delivered in an accessible pop culture format-science for the Everyman, if you will.

    Especially popular among the books that have migrated from the lab to the NY Times Bestseller list have been those about the way humans think and why. Over the last few years I have noticed a myriad of what I will dub pop science books out there about the brain and cognition.