This year we are supporting the AXA Health Tech & You Awards working with our partners Collider Health, One Health Tech UK and Women of Wearables to support women who are changing the way people think about their health and how to care for others. We aim to discover exciting and innovative health technology that has been designed and pioneered by women. While half the world’s population is female, and most health decisions are carried out by women only 9% of health tech businesses are founded by women , just 9% of investment into UK start-ups goes to female founders and a mere 17% of the UK technology sector is female. These statistics need to change and we want to help the shift by supporting women and celebrating their achievements in health technology. We want to hear from all women who have developed an innovative product or service for consumers to manage and/or improve their health and wellbeing - it doesn’t matter what the health tech is, as long as it helps people live happier healthier lives!
To support these awards we're conducting some research to see what can be done to support more women in the sector. This is open to all. The information will be aggregated. But do leave your contact details if you'd like us to get in touch. To apply for the awards go to the AXA Health Tech & You Awards website.