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Women's Health + Entrepreneurship Series

A monthly speaker series aimed at creating a space for storytelling, conversing, and celebrating women’s health + entrepreneurship

This monthly speaker series is aimed at creating a space for storytelling, conversing, learning, and celebrating women’s health initiatives in Southern New England. Join us for this monthly event, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, to showcase two local speakers who are either working on women's health initiatives or are women entrepreneurs. Stick around for networking, a cash bar, and delicious tater tots from our friends at the Askew Bistro & Entertainment Venue.

Meet our April speakers Anne Geary Schmults, Director of Business Development at Alydia Health and Meg Wirth, Founder of MaternovaBoth companies offer life changing and lifesaving technologies for childbirth and beyond. Join us to learn the story behind how both women have grown their companies to make childbirth safer for all women.

Alydia Health’s mission is to improve safety in childbirth for all mothers through their vacuum-induced uterine tamponade to stop postpartum hemorrhaging. Join Alydia Health’s Director of Business Development, Anne Geary Schmults, as she takes us through the story of the evolution of Alydia Health from a student founded device in 2010 to the privately held, venture-backed company it is today.

Maternova, Inc., a women-owned women’s health solutions company, is the trusted resource for cutting edge medical innovation in newborn, obstetrics, and reproductive health. Maternova researches, reviews and sells innovative, proven obstetric and newborn technologies to private hospitals, governments, Ministries of Health, NGOs and healthcare professionals around the world. Founder, Meg Wirth will explore the story of the metaphorical seeds planted over 20 years ago in Borneo—that led to the creation of Maternova and its evolution into a for-profit social enterprise informing and supplying over 50 countries worldwide. Learn more about our speakers here.


This event will be live streamed. RSVP here and a link to view will be sent to you the day of the event to watch the live stream.

A special thank you goes out to the Rhode Island Foundation and Ximedica for sponsoring the series. Thank you!

Interested in our sponsorship opportunities? Download our sponsorship guide to learn more about supporting local women’s health initiatives and local women entrepreneurs. Sponsor the series or an individual event.Learn more and download here.

Let’s ignite a fire of women’s health entrepreneurship and innovation right here in Southern New England!

Later Event: April 24
Food Truck: HG80