The Companies Driving Change in Women's Wellbeing

Women’s health & wellness is increasingly top-of-mind for consumers and entrepreneurs alike. A reprioritization of consumer values, particularly a more holistic approach to health, fueled the exponential growth of the wellness market in recent years. Meanwhile, Covid-19 drove a new level of health awareness and accelerated the rise of wellness-related pursuits. The pandemic also created significant health implications for women, which continue to unfold in real-time.

Despite the increased focus and press on these topics, women’s health & wellness remains a relatively untapped area of investment relative to the addressable market. Baird’s 2022 Women's Health & Wellness Showcase spotlights several trailblazing companies that are tackling the unique issues women face related to health, wellness and all-around wellbeing.

Featured Categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Fertility, Haircare, Intimate Skincare, Menopause, OB/GYN, Period Care, Postpartum/Maternity, Sexual Wellness, Skincare, Telehealth, Vitamins & Supplements

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Insights from Our Participating Companies

Absolute Collagen
Advocating for Quality Collagen Supplements

Frances Russell, CEO of Absolute Collagen, and Darcy Laceby, Co-Founder & CBO, talk about developing award-winning collagen supplements.

Advantia Health
Increasing Innovation in Women’s Healthcare

Vincent Bradley, CEO of Advantia, discusses how creative, tech-driven approaches to care are transforming healthcare for women.

Modernizing How the World Views Supplements

Avalon Lukacs, Founder & CEO of Aura Inner Beauty, talks about developing supplements that not only combine science with nature, but speak to a modern consumer.

A New Approach to Caring for Aging Hair

Sonsoles Gonzalez, Founder & CEO of Better Not Younger, talks about changing the way women care for aging skin and hair.

Sunscreen Customized for Women of Color

Shontay Lundy, Founder & CEO of Black Girl Sunscreen, shares how she built a company devoted to sun care products for women of color.

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Creating Customized Skincare

Alison Lee, CMO of Docent, discusses the need for premium, personalized skincare products for today’s women.

Changing CBD for Women

Coco Meers, Co-Founder & CEO of Equilibria, discusses a unique approach to personalizing CBD routines for women.   

Developing Microbiome-Focused Skincare

Marie Drago, Founder & CEO of Gallinée, talks about developing products to support the link between the microbiome and skin health.    

Providing Virtual Care for the Post-Reproductive Phase

Jill Angelo, Founder & CEO of Gennev, discusses the need for enhanced care options for women navigating menopause.    

gussi Haircare
Holistic Haircare at Home

Alison Romash, Brand President of Gussi Hair, discusses consumers’ needs and trends in hair treatments.

Juna
Crafting Organic, Transparent Stress Management

Jewel Zimmer, Co-Founder & CEO, and Taylor Lamb, Co-Founder & CMO,  discuss trends in stress management products.

Reimagining Women’s Intimates

Joanna Griffiths, Founder & CEO of Knix, shares about developing intimates that meet women’s real-life needs and challenging “niche” perceptions.

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Championing Intimate Skincare

Therese Clark, Founder & CEO of Lady Suite, talks about developing a brand and quality skincare products that support all stages of womanhood.

Transforming Sexual Wellness

Johanna Rief, Lovehoney Group’s Global Director of PR & Head of Sexual Empowerment, talks about the growth of the sexual wellness industry.

Building a Body-Positive Beauty Brand

Katie Sturino, Founder & CEO of Megababe, talks about building a brand dedicated to helping women address “taboo” beauty and wellness challenges.

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Creating a New Standard of Postnatal Wellness

Yasmin Kaderali, CEO of Mommy’s Bliss, talks about broadening the postnatal care discussion to better support mothers’ wellness.

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Supporting Women Through the “Unmentionables”

Eden Laurin, Co-Founder & CEO of Nyssa, shares why it’s essential to change the conversation around postpartum and period care. 

Ovation Fertility
Transforming Fertility Treatments

Paul Kappelman, CEO of Ovation Fertility, talks about increasing innovation in the fertility space to support women and families.

Providing Beauty and Self-Care Franchises

Christina Russell, CEO of Radiance Holdings, discusses growth and mindsets in beauty care.

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Developing Holistic Supplements for Today’s Women

Angie Tebbe, Co-Founder & CEO of Rae Wellness, discusses building a brand that offersve holistic solutions that meet women’s top wellness needs.

Creating Organic and Natural Period Products

Yanghee Paik, Co-Founder & CEO of Rael, talks about developing organic, natural feminine care products for women seeking an alternative to traditional options.

Creating Gender- and Size-Inclusive Clothing

Fran Dunaway, Co-Founder & President of TomboyX, talks about creating clothing and a brand that resonate with women, no matter where they fall on the gender and size spectrum.

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Changing the Menopause Conversation

Sally Mueller, Co-Founder & CEO of Womaness, discusses shifting attitudes around menopause.

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