How Organon is Harnessing Tech for Women’s Health

The mission of the Women’s Health Tech Initiative is to measurably improve health outcomes in the areas of fertility, pregnancy, chronic disease, wellness, and sexual and gynaecological health by connecting early-stage startups with the resources they need to succeed.

HITLAB is proud to welcome Natalie Principe, head of digital innovation,  strategy & health technologies at Organon, to the Women’s Health Tech Initiative Executive Committee. Building on its leading contraceptives and fertility businesses, Organon is focused on advancing innovations that improve the health of women.

“Addressing the unmet health needs of women globally“.

The Women’s Health Tech Initiative was founded in September 2018 by HITLAB and partners who are passionate about addressing the unmet health needs of women globally and increasing gender equity in technology and venture. Ms. Principe and Organon will join the WHT Executive Committee, a group of passionate, experienced experts in the field who share the mission and vision of improving women’s health outcomes worldwide. Principe joins a distinguished team including Chair Priscilla Beal of BayerVanessa Liu of SAPPrem Tumkosit of Merck Global Health Innovation FundKris Brown of Goodwin, and Amy West of Novo Nordisk.

Organon is a global healthcare company formed through a spinoff from Merck with the vision to create a better and healthier every day for every woman. The company has more than 60 medicines and other products, serving patients in more than 140 markets around the world.

“More must be done to improve women’s health and the time for that is now,” Organon’s Natalie Principe said. “I look forward to joining the HITLAB Executive Committee, as we share in its vision for harnessing technology and innovation to advance health solutions that address the unmet health needs of women.”

““We are tremendously excited to have their expertise driving the future development of Innovative digital health technologies“.

“Having Natalie Principe and Organon join our team of Women’s Health Tech Visionaries will serve as a tremendous benefit to our cohort of innovators,” said Susan Solinsky, Director of the Women’s Health Tech Initiative, and Chief Growth Officer of Ellipsis Health. “We are tremendously excited to have their expertise driving the future development of Innovative digital health technologies which show significant promise to address the unmet health needs of women worldwide.”

The aim of the Executive Committee is to ensure the strategy and tactics of the organization align with the needs of the women’s health tech community, locally, nationally, and globally. The Executive Committee provides feedback and strategic direction to the Women’s Health Tech Initiative Team.


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At HITLAB, we believe technology and health can work together to improve the quality of health delivery and healthcare worldwide. We use rigorous research and evidence-based methods to identify the best digital health solutions for each of our partners.

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