How is tech addressing painful conditions for women?
27 Apr 2022
How is tech addressing painful conditions for women?

People who menstruate have been suffering in silence for centuries. The patriarchy and stigmas surrounding dysmenorrhea have created a gender pain gap. While the sexual wellness revolution may be championing female pleasure, there’s still a lot to do in the realm of pain. Can femtech bridge the gap?

Jemma Sawyer

Jemma Sawyer is the founder of ILOH, the UK’s first by women, for women sexual health and wellbeing retailer. Formerly a fashion stylist, she launched ILOH after noticing the shame women often experience about buying, owning, and using sex toys and intimate products. ILOH has since become a community for women to explore their sexual health and pleasure. All ILOH products are designed by women. In addition to running ILOH, Sawyer is a Senior Lecturer with 15 years academic experience in fashion promotion and communication, teaching at institutions including Central Saint Martins, University of West England, Regents University, Ravensbourne, and London College of Fashion.

Megan-Marie Stewart

Megan-Marie Stewart is an impact-driven corporate professional, entrepreneur, and organisational leader. Having battled cervical cancer and been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), she took the opportunity to establish the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to PCOS, the PCOS Awareness Association.

Mariella Agapiou

Having weaved a career that started in PR and social, and led to journalism before turning to the dark side (brand side), Mariella is able to execute all kinds of projects. From research to editorial, ideation to creation. Mariella worked within the fashion industry - both in London and Dubai - for over ten years at publications and brands such as Bustle, ELLE UK, Ounass, Wednesday, MATCHESFASHION.COM and Grazia Middle East. Now, Mariella focuses her energy on culturally conscious conversations, whether that’s consulting and strategising for her clients, or writing about positive escapism, sustainable style, mindfulness and women empowerment.