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Monday 12 July 2021
18:00pm - 19:00pm
Marija Butkovic, founder and CEO of Women of Wearables talks about the rise of the Women in Tech movement and the growing rise of Femtech.
Join us on Monday 12th July for the second event to celebrate Maker Monday’s sixth birthday.
Marija Butkovic, founder and CEO of Women of Wearables, Forbes contributor and startup mentor and advisor will discuss how the rise of the Women in Tech movement globally has led to women building femtech products that solve real problems using technology as an enabler. Once considered a niche market, femtech is one of the fastest-growing health industries at the moment estimated to reach $50 billion by 2025. With the surge of innovations in fertility, menstrual health, sexual health, pregnancy, menopause, it is delivering next-generation solutions to female health issues that were neglected and under-researched for way too long. But, femtech as an industry goes beyond just female (reproductive) health, which is why this sector is poised for even bigger growth in the years to come.
Marija Butkovic is a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur, innovation consultant, feminist, and advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech sector. She is a founder and CEO of Women of Wearables – a leading global organization aiming to support, connect, and mentor women and allies in emerging technologies such as wearables, IoT, and health tech. She is a Forbes contributor, STEM ambassador, and a startup mentor and advisor. She has been featured in major tech and business publications such as Forbes, TechCrunch, The Next Web, Huffington Post, and selected as one of the Most Influential Women in UK tech by Computer Weekly in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday 12th July.
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