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The link between menopause and gender inequity at work

Hot flashes, joint pain, anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping — these unforgiving menopause symptoms directly impact work but often go overlooked and under-discussed as a taboo topic, says entrepreneur Andrea Berchowitz. She gives practical advice on how to create a menopause-friendly work culture that supports gender equity and diversity retention in the workplace.

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The hottest startups in London

When Andrea Berchowitz and Rebecca Love first met, they bonded over a shared passion to tackle the gender data gap in health care. “Female-focused conditions receive less than 5 percent of health care R&D, women are often not included in clinical trials, and sex-disaggregation of data is not a legal requirement,” she says. In 2020, they founded Vira Health and, a year later, launched Stella, an app that currently offers lifestyle and behavior change advice for menopause, and will soon include telemedicine and access to regulated hormone replacement therapy. In March 2022, Vira Health raised $12 million in a second round of funding led by Octopus Ventures.

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Vira Health gets $12M to dial up personalized menopause support

Founded in 2020 by Andrea Berchowitz and Rebecca Love, Vira Health is about personalized menopause care. Its first product, Stella, is an app for menopause relief highlighting 12-week menopause treatment plans, content and virtual events such as yoga classes or a Q&A with a gynecologist.

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