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Clue hosts period events in New York City

by Maddie Sheesley, Product Owner at Clue
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Clue is coming to New York City! We’ll be in town from April 10-12, hosting one event each evening. Ida Tin, CEO and Co-founder of Clue will be at the events on April 11 and 12. Below, you can find a full description of each event with links to RSVP or purchase tickets. All ticket sales will be donated to Femme International's Twaweza Program, which takes an education-based approach to menstrual health management in Kenya and Tanzania.

Hormones@2x

There’s more to your period: Hormones and the cycle

April 10, 2018\ Tictail Market (90 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002)

Ever wondered about the science of your menstrual cycle—which hormones are behind ovulation and your period? Or why you’re extra tired some days or have bad skin on other days? We have answers for you.

Join Clue’s Head of Science, Anna Druet, to better understand how hormones change throughout your menstrual cycle, when certain symptoms are most likely to show up and how it all affects your long-term health.

6:30 Doors open\ 7:00 Presentation begins\ 7:30 Q&A\ 7:45 Drinks + snacks

How to Scale a Femtech Company- AMA with Clue@2x

How to scale a Femtech company: AMA with Clue

April 11, 2018\ ThoughtWorks (99 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016)

Clue began as the vision of one woman, Ida Tin, that started as an app and has since built its platform with over 10 million users across 190 countries. Join the conversation, as we chat with the Clue team about details of the Clue vision, research, and tech to scale for growth.

Join Clue’s CEO, Ida Tin; Head of Science, Anna Druet; Head of Content, Amanda Cormier; and Senior Fullstack Engineer, Omosola Odetunde, to get a glimpse behind the scenes of Clue. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions to any of the panelists. The moderator will be Hollie Haggans, who runs global partnerships for DigitalOcean and is the founder of NYC Geekettes.

This event is graciously hosted by New York Geekettes, a community of women dedicated to helping aspiring and established female tech innovators. Geekettes believes that the more women get involved with tech design, development and leadership, the more successful and diverse our companies and products will be in the future.

6:30 Doors open\ 7:00 Panel begins\ 7:45 Q&A\ 8:00 Drinks + snacks

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Vaginas Online: How to find helpful health info in a digital mess

April 12, 2018\ Meetup (632 Broadway, 9th floor, New York, NY 10012)

When looking for answers to reproductive and sexual health questions in 2018, who can you trust? If the author of an article has an MD, is that enough? What about “natural” solutions? And if you don’t have access to medical care, how much can you rely on the internet to get the help you need?

It’s a bit of a mess. Let’s talk about it.

Join us for a panel discussion in which we’ll begin to untangle why there’s so much conflicting health information online—especially when it comes to menstrual and reproductive health. Most importantly, we’ll start building a toolbox for you to find helpful, reliable information.

Panelists\ Ida Tin, CEO and Co-founder of Clue\ Nancy Reame, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Research Scientist at the Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Research and Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor of Nursing (Emerita) at Columbia University Medical Center\ Farnaz Malik, Senior Program Officer of Vital Strategies\ Ash Spivak, Doula and Co-founder of CYCLES+SEX\ Kimberly Seals Allers, Award-winning journalist, author and advocate for maternal and infant health

Moderated by Amanda Cormier, Editor and Head of Content at Clue

6:30 Doors open\ 7:00 Panel begins\ 8:00 Q&A\ 8:30 Drinks + snacks

Panelist bios

Ida Tin, CEO and Co-founder of Clue

Ida Tin is the CEO of Clue, female health app and platform for helping people understand their bodies better. She founded the company on the belief that while reproductive health is an integral part of our daily lives, there is little understanding of menstrual health and not enough research being conducted on this topic. Since its founding, Clue has partnered with numerous academic institutions, including The Kinsey Institute and Columbia University in the US, and Oxford University in the UK, to advance our understanding of female health.

In addition to creating Clue, Ida is also responsible for coining the term ‘Femtech’. Ida came up with the term in order to legitimize the female health tech market, which encompasses everything from period tracking apps and connected breast pumps to wearable devices and sex toys. By giving these technologies a collective name, we're able to break down barriers and taboos around female health.

Nancy Reame, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Research Scientist at the Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Research and Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor of Nursing (Emerita) at Columbia University Medical Center

Nancy King Reame is a nurse-physiologist, women’s health advocate, and the Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor Emerita of Nursing at Columbia University. She is currently a research scientist at the Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Research, Columbia University Medical Center. Beginning in 1975 with her published article in the New England Journal of Medicine on the genetics of infertility, Dr. Reame has been a women’s health researcher in the areas of menopause, menstruation and infertility. She is a past president of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, past member of the Board of Trustees of the North American Menopause Society and long-time member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.

In the 1980s she was one of the few scientists studying menstrual blood properties during the toxic shock scare, resulting in her appointment to the FDA’s tampon safety task force which set labeling standards for tampon absorbency that are in use today. For more than a decade she served as a member of the NIH advisory task force for the Women’s Health Initiative, the largest and longest clinical trial of the health of postmenopausal US women. She is most proud of her long-standing collaboration with the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective on the classic book “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” Dr. Reame wishes to disclose she has received research grants from the NIH as well as industry including Kimberly-Clark, Proctor & Gamble, and Novo-Nordisk Pharmaceuticals.

Farnaz Malik, Senior Program Officer of Vital Strategies

Farnaz Malik is a Senior Program Officer for the Data Impact Program within the Data for Health Initiative (D4H) at Vital Strategies. Through her role, she supports the provision of technical assistance to inform evidence-based policymaking in participating D4H countries. Some of her duties include: developing and delivering trainings, conducting assessments on how data is used, and developing data dissemination products.

Farnaz is an alumna of the Global Health Corps Fellowship where she worked as an Advocacy and Policy Associate at Housing Works, advocating for more inclusive policies for people living with HIV/AIDS. She holds an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a BA in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ash Spivak, Doula and Co-founder of CYCLES+SEX

Ash Spivak a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a background in a variety of therapeutic healing, cooking, breath, movement, mindfulness and bodywork modalities. She believes that education and stress management are keys to self-realization and as such uses her experiences with these varied practices along with a sense of imagination and play to help individuals find what works best for their unique lifestyle and aesthetic while highlighting the beauty and brilliance of the human body.

She is also a certified doula through DONA International and am currently on track to be a certified childbirth educator with CEAMNY. In addition, she's a prenatal nutrition and wellness consultant and have spent time studying with midwives in Guatemala. Her speciality is addressing the mindset and emotions of labor, birth and the transition to parenthood.

Kimberly Allen Seals, Award-winning journalist, author and advocate for maternal and infant health

Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized media commentator, consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine, Kimberly is widely considered a leading voice in the counterculture movement in infant feeding. Last year, her online commentaries on the social, structural and racial complexities of maternal and child health issues received over 10 million page views. Kimberly’s fifth book, The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding, was published by St. Martin’s Press in January 2017.

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