Badass millennial women are supercharging startup investments

Patricia Nakache Across the political, social and economic stage, women’s issues are finally receiving heightened attention and priority. What’s driving so much positive change? Unlike previous generations who may have either looked at self-investment as self-indulgence or who simply didn’t have the resources or technology available to make supplementary investments in themselves, today’s badass millennial women are unapologetic about their desire to invest in their own success and well-being. Determined to succeed without compromising their values or physical and mental wellness, these uber-empowered millennial women are making viable a new generation of startups to help them realize their dreams and feel comfortable in their skin. I refer to this economic wave as She-conomy 2.0. These companies have less to do with what …

Unlicensed Nebraska Midwife Held on $25K Bail in Breech Babys Death

An unlicensed Nebraska midwife hit with a child abuse charge for her role in a home birth in which the infant died was ordered held on $25,000 bail on Friday. Prosecutors say Angela Hocka traditional midwife who goes as The Nebraska Birth Keeper onlineassisted in 25-year-old Emily Noes delivery on June 15. According to court documents, she failed to deliver the breech baby safely, depriving the infant of oxygen and leading to her death two days later. Omaha Police arrested Hock, 36, on Wednesday and charged her with negligent child abuse resulting in death, a felony. Her attorney argued in a Friday court appearance that she had worked with the family in question for two years, according to CNN affiliate …

Its a new era for fertility tech

Women’s health has long been devoid of technological innovation, but when it comes to fertility options, that’s starting to change. Startups in the space are securing hundreds of millions in venture capital investment, a significant increase to the dearth of funding collected in previous years. Fertility entrepreneurs are focused on a growing market: couples are choosing to reproduce later in life, an increasing number of female breadwinners are able to make their own decisions about when and how to reproduce, and overall, around 10% of women in the US today have trouble conceiving, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Startups, as a result, are working to improve various pain points in a women’s fertility journey, whether that …