💌 Let's Build Momentum in 2022
FemWealth Issue #42
Happy New Year, FemWealth Friends!
I hope you’ve spent wonderful holidays with your loved ones and had an excellent start to 2022!
What are you most excited about the fresh beginning? I’m excited about building momentum in women’s wealth, health, and political representation. I would also love to see women entrepreneurs get financial support to create impactful solutions.
Today’s edition of FemWealth brings you an extensive curation of the most important stories and resources of the moment:
FemWealth Favorites ❤️
Politics: 🙌 New Dutch government to have record number of women - 14 of the 29 ministers and secretaries of state will be women, including 10 of the 20 ministers.
VC: 🚀 Departing Andreessen partner seeks to raise at least $900m for crypto funds - Katie Huan’s new VC firm called KRH will be one of the largest first-time funds in VC history.
Women’s & Family Health: 👩👧👦 Femtech Startups, Like Modern Fertility, Are Booming - women’s health companies raised $1.3 billion in just the first nine months of 2021, significantly more than the $774 million in all of 2020
👩🏻💻 Is artificial intelligence about to transform the mammogram? - Regina Barzilay, an MIT researcher and breast cancer survivor, has developed a technique that seems to predict many breast cancer cases
🧠 Little Otter Announces $22 Million Series A Investment In Child And Family Mental Health - founded by mother & daughter Dr. Helen Egger and Rebecca Egger
See a comprehensive round-up of women’s & family health deals and stories here.
✍️ Writers Pay Tribute to Joan Didion - RIP to one of the finest American writers
🎥 How The Lost Daughter confronts one of our most enduring cultural taboos - adapted from a short novel by Elena Ferrante, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut ‘unravels the myth that motherhood comes naturally to women
🇯🇵 Princess Mako’s Revolution - What Princess Mako’s decision to leave Japan’s royal family means for the women of Japan
Sports & Adventure: 🎾 How Naomi Osaka Became the Highest Paid Female Athlete Ever - only Osaka and Serena Williams have made the top 100 of the world's highest-paid athletes
🛩 A teen pilot flies around the world and into the record books - 19-year old Zara Rutherford, scheduled to complete her 32,000-mile, 31-country tour on Jan. 13, is poised to break two Guinness World Records: the youngest woman to fly solo around the world & the first woman to circumnavigate the world in a microlight aircraft.
Things to Ponder On
‘Kidnapped, raped and trafficked’: Women and girls exposed to sexual violence in war-torn Mozambique - Sadly, rape continues to be a weapon of war
She escaped child marriage twice. Now she’s trying to save other girls from pandemic suitors. - In Niger, 76% of girls become brides before turning 18, the highest rate of child marriage in the world. Fatouma, a 21-year-old who as a teen faced the danger of becoming a child bride, is volunteering with an NGO fighting child marriage.
Women 32% more likely to die after operation by male surgeon, study reveals - Unconcious bias is among the factors that put women's lives at risk
“In our 1.3 million patient sample involving nearly 3,000 surgeons we found that female patients treated by male surgeons had 15% greater odds of worse outcomes than female patients treated by female surgeons.” - Dr. Angela Jerath, Assoc. prof. and clinical epidemiologist at the University of Toronto, Canada and a co-author of the study
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes found guilty on four counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud Monday. Paradoxically, the jury didn’t find her guilty of four counts tied to patients and lying in paid advertisements. | Did Prosecutors Hold Elizabeth Holmes to an Unfair Standard? - “No, and it’s too bad the business world wasn’t as impartial.”
Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty for grooming and trafficking girls for sex in the child abuse and sex trafficking ring led by Jeffrey Epstein. Other women are under investigation. The big question: When will the powerful men who abused the underage girls also be held accountable?
Number of Female Directors on Top Hollywood Films Declines in 2021 - Women comprised 17% of directors on the top 250 grossing movies, down from 18% in 2020.
“Role incredulity is a form of gender bias where women are mistakenly assumed to be in a support or stereotypically female role — an administrative assistant, nurse, wife, or girlfriend, for instance — rather than a leadership or stereotypically male role, such as CEO, professor, lawyer, doctor, or engineer. […] when women are not seen as a leader, they may be less likely to be hired into male-dominated roles or to be considered for promotions.”
Thank you for reading FemWealth! What stories would you love to read more of in 2022?
Cheers to a fun & successful 2022!
Founder & Writer of FemWealth
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