The 3rd summit for Gender Lens in Innovation

March 10 , 2022  18:00 IL / 17:00 CET/ 11:00 EST

The event will be held online in English   Registration is free of charge    Program is subject to change

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 Dr. Sophia Ivarsson

Program Lead Gender & Diversity for Innovation. Artificial Intelligence for Gender Equality

From 2%-60%

When the sex and gender dimension matter

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Shunit Agmon

PhD Candidate, Computer Science, Technion Institute of Technology

Addressing biases in data

"Gender-sensitive word embeddings for healthcare"

Agmon and Radinsky JAMIA 2022


Kathrin Folkendt

Founder & CEO of Femtech Insider & PerlaHealth

Profile of a Women’s Health Leader & Innovator


PCOS from patient to Innovator

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Nitzan Bernstein

MSW, Endometriosis Advocate

Co founder and Co-CEO of Endometriosis Israel



Patient and Activist prespective

Gaps in diagnosis, treatment and need for innovative solutions

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Opening remarks

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Noa Yaffe, Biz Dev

Israel Innovation Authority

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Lena Rogivin,
Sector lead Digital Health & life science
Start Up Nation Central

Dr. Sophia Ivarsson has a background as a gender researcher.

She leads the Gender & Diversity for innovation programme at Sweden’s Innovation agency, Vinnova. She also leads their strategic project “Artificial Intelligence (AI) for gender equality”. Sophia is responsible for Vinnova’s gender mainstreaming assignment, and works with the integration of the sex and gender dimension in the funding process and why it is important in the innovation process.


Shunit Agmon is a PhD candidate in the computer science department at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Dr. Kira Radinsky and prof. Benny Kimelfeld. Her research focuses on mitigating the effects of social biases on machine learning algorithms. During her doctorate studies she also worked as a research intern at Amazon. Prior to that, she completed her BSc (summa cum laude) and her MSc at the Technion as well. Shunit is a two-time recipient of the student research prize for cross-discipline collaboration in Data Science, funded by the Israeli planning and budgeting committee.

link to the article:

Agmon, S., Gillis, P., Horvitz, E., & Radinsky, K. (2022). Gender-sensitive word embeddings for healthcare. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 29(3), 415-423.‏


Kathrin Folkendt is the Founder & CEO of Femtech Insider, the globally leading platform for women’s health innovation and PERLA Health, a femtech company reinventing the PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) diagnostics and care experience.

Kathrin started her career in the tech industry at Intel and Hewlett-Packard leading the organizations’ marketing efforts in Europe. From there she went on to work with numerous startups and scale-ups like Prezi and Hearsay Systems across Europe, Asia and the United States. Since being diagnosed with PCOS and understanding first-hand how underserved, under-researched and underfunded the women’s health space is, Kathrin has dedicated her time and efforts to innovating in the healthcare industry, working with stakeholders across the women’s health innovation ecosystem.

Kathrin is a frequent speaker on femtech, PCOS, women’s health and media innovation and an advisor to multiple women’s health funds, startups and research programs.


Nitzan Bernstein is a clinical social worker (MSW), an endometriosis advocate and an activist for invisible disabilities and gender equality in heartcares. She is the co-founder and co-ceo of Endometriosis Israel, and suffers from the illness for 21 years

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Dr. Ronell Klingman, MD

Dr. Michal Sela, DMD, MA

Panel discussion: Strategies to fast track gender-lens impact into healthcare technologies to accelerate women’s health unmet needs