Is Social Egg Freezing The Future Of Motherhood?

As a rising number of young women seek to preserve their fertility, Sirin Kale investigates the risks and rewards of “social” egg freezing – and what it could mean for the future of motherhood. Thirty-one-year-old Alice, a public health consultant from London, has an unusual birthday present lined up for herself this year: a course […]

Interview with Rachel Bartholomew, Founder & CEO at Hyivy Health

Rachel Bartholomew has been involved in the start up community for the past 10 years working in various roles in small businesses, venture capital, innovation labs and ecosystem partnerships. She is currently working on her second business, Hyivy Health, focused on creating a medical device for women with pelvic floor conditions after her own cervical […]

Undu Wearables Launches Its Sustainable Menstrual Pain Solution in Canada

Toronto-based femtech startup Undu Wearables has recently launched their unique wearable menstrual pain management products across Canada. Period pain impacts 84% of women resulting in 9 days of productivity lost every year. Yet people looking for relief from menstrual pain have felt that this problem hasnot been adequately addressed and are looking for non-invasive options. […]

How This Canadian Intimates Company Is Proving That Women Have What It Takes

Women have struggled with our periods for years. When Joanna Griffiths, Founder and CEO of Knix, created the world’s first leakproof underwear in 2013, you bet she had our attention. Since then, Joanna has built an entire intimates company based on empowering women in all stages of life, regardless of age, body size, color, race, […]

Eli Raises $1.9 Million CAD in Seed Funding to Develop At-Home Hormone Monitoring Tech

Eli Science Inc. has raised a $1.9 million CAD ($1.5 million USD) seed round to target the historically underserved women’s healthtech market via its saliva-based daily hormone tracking technology. The round, which was co-led by Hong Kong’s Vectr Ventures and 2048 Ventures, closed in late December 2020. Other investors included Real Ventures, Techstars, Panache Ventures, Ramen Ventures, MEDTEQ+, and Steven Arless, who joined Eli […]

Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics and Agency Sid Lee Win the First-Ever Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity in Advertising (IDEA) Competition

Cheekbone Beauty awarded $1 million worth of media inventory for its “Right the Story” campaign in support of Indigenous communities. TORONTO, June 10, 2021 /CNW/ – Bell Media announced today, from its Upfront 21 presentation, that Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics and its agency Sid Lee have won the Institute of Communications Agencies’ (ICA) inaugural Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity in Advertising (IDEA) competition, held in […]

Ivey Grads Turn School Project on Tampons into Startup with $500K Backing

When you think of great ideas born at business schools, chances are a better tampon doesn’t spring to mind. But for a group of London women, that was just the point. Recent graduates of the Ivey Business School at Western University, the five entrepreneurs have turned a class project into a startup company to sell […]