Supporting Women's Health in the Workplace - An Employer's Responsibility



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For IWD 2022, the theme is Break the Bias. Hertility is breaking the bias in how Women's Health is viewed and prioritised in the workplace.

We all know that healthy and productive staff are critical to a company's success and that by addressing women's needs, all employees will benefit.

Women are affected by a variety of health challenges and life events from fertility problems and treatment to reproductive health concerns, miscarriage, and menopause, all of which have an impact on general well-being and work performance. In order for women to thrive both personally and professionally, companies must now provide help and bridge gaps in access to care.

Join us on International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8th March with Eve McDavid and Deirdre O’Neill to discuss how employers can improve the conversation around female health and better support those employees experiencing health challenges.

Speakers:

Eve McDavid, Technology Executive, Women's Health Founder & Advocate
Deirdre O’Neill, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Hertility Health

Topics:
Employer's responsibility to create the right environment for conversations about women's health in the workplace
Changing workplace policies and benefits to better support women
A business imperative and gaining senior leadership buy-in for supportive policies
Having a successful career and navigating health obstacles as a female simultaneously


About Hertility

Hertility Health is shaping the future of Reproductive Health by giving women the ability to understand and manage their hormone health from menstruation to menopause.

We partner with companies to provide their employees with education, female health assessments and consultations with in-house experts in fertility, menopause, PCOS, endometriosis and gynaecology.

Our objective is to give employees of all backgrounds and ages a toolkit to manage their own reproductive health and feel equipped to support others going through challenges.


About our speakers

Eve McDavid

Eve spent more than a decade at Google introducing industries to new technology and demonstrating how adoption unlocks unparalleled growth.

In January 2020, Eve was diagnosed with cancer a month before her second baby was due. She underwent aggressive treatment during the rise of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Eve reached Remission in 2021.

Transformed by her experiences, Eve is a passionate advocate for women's healthcare access and equity. She's joined the WHO's fight to eradicate Cervical Cancer by 2030 and is collaborating with Weill Cornell Medicine to modernise treatment devices to improve women's care, outcomes and access.

Deirdre O’Neill

Deirdre is a corporate strategist who deals with growth, scaling, regulatory, and business operations. A dual-qualified lawyer in England and Ireland, she has a Masters in Medical Law from King’s College London.

Deirdre worked in corporate law and Venture Capital Law at Cooley and other leading firms for a number of years. She decided to venture full time into the start-up world and co-founded Hertility. Hertility is an innovative female healthcare brand that gives women the opportunity to proactively learn about their fertility, allowing them to make informed decisions about their future.

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