I am pleased to introduce you to genneve and founder Jill Angelo for the first edition of our new series featuring the incredible innovators making strides in women’s health! As many of you know from personal experience – either from your own or your patients’! – menopause is no joke, and navigating this transformational period has its ups and downs.
Up to this point, women have had to rely on Google search and WebMD for answers on menopausal health. And we know that women are searching for answers to menopause symptoms, because there are 4 million monthly Google searches!
Jill has researched the space extensively and found a few good menopause blogs like Menopause Goddess, and Facebook groups such as Menopause Chicks, that are bringing community and answers to women. Still, many women are left feeling alone and confused, at a loss to parse out quality information from the deluge of questionable “information” that can be found on the web. Before genneve, there was no solution that took women’s health in midlife to the next level: helping women understand their personal health data, access resources designed for them, and then follow that up with a menopause specialist from the convenience of their home.
Meet genneve! genneve is the first-ever women's health company that provides data, digital resources, and telehealth personalized to a woman’s midlife health and hormonal changes. In Jill’s words, “We’re on a mission to demystify menopause and empower women to take control of their health in midlife.”
Today, at genneve.com, women can take the genneve Menopause Assessment and receive a personal health profile, complete with recommended resources and access to genneve’s team of physicians via webinars. They can also shop genneve’s line of feminine care products. And just shy of 1,000 women have found support and help through genneve’s private Facebook Group, Midlife & Menopause Solutions.
You may now be asking yourself, “Who thought of such a great solution to my patients’ midlife needs?!”
Jill Angelo was a Chief of Staff at Microsoft with 15 years in the technology industry. Part of her job was to help nurture and retain senior female leaders in the company. When women 45 and better tried to correct the wellness issues that held them back, they found that there was very little to help them manage the health and life changes they encountered in midlife.
In 2015, Jill left her corporate job to start genneve with a mission of empowering women to take back control of their health in midlife and menopause. As Jill says, women 45-65 make up 20 percent of today’s workforce, and they’re working longer while still taking care of their families and aging parents. Yet they have very little support for their health and well-being. genneve is out to change that for women everywhere.
What does the future hold for Jill and genneve? Early on, the team at genneve surveyed 1,500 women to learn what they needed most to manage their menopausal health. The resounding answer? “Start the conversation.”
As Jill says, “We heard over and over again that women were unprepared for the hormonal changes they experience as they enter their late 40s and into their 50s and 60s.”
genneve’s response has been to build their solution in phases, and they are now supporting over 25,000 women globally with educational content, community, and personalized resources.
Later this year (2018), they’re excited to expand their solution to provide access to women through telehealth appointments and advanced support through their menopause symptom management application.
Together, this combination of personalized health data, digital resources, and human touch brings an accessible and credible service to women who are suffering from the effects of menopause.
How can you or your patients access these awesome resources? Visit genneve.com to find genneve’s Menopause Assessment. Just a few short questions will produce a woman’s personalized menopause profile. From there, women can access genneve’s educational, community, and product resources as well. You can also email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
I would like to extend a special thanks to Jill for taking the time to contribute to this blog post and for all of her work to empower women throughout midlife and menopause!