It started when two women got together with one idea: to make a big, positive impact on women’s health.
Jill Angelo was a Microsoft executive on sabbatical and looking to make a change when she met former executive from Neutrogena, Jacqueline Brandwynne. Jacqui had a small but successful business in intimate moisturizers, lubricants, and cleansers for women dealing with hormone change, and she was looking for someone to take over running the company.
It started when two women got together with one idea:
to make a big, positive impact on women’s health.
Jill and Jacqui Brandwynne realized they could do great things for women in menopause, and soon thereafter, genneve was born.
“Before we launched, we surveyed 1500 women all over America, asking them what they needed in menopause. More than anything else, they said they just wanted someone to start the conversation and lift the stigma,” Jill says. “They were modern women who wanted to take control of their health in midlife. This was not their mother’s menopause. We quickly realized that lubes weren’t enough.”
“We quickly realized that lubes weren’t enough.”
There are estrogen receptors throughout a woman’s body, meaning menopause affects every aspect of her physical, mental, and emotional health. And though every woman’s experience of menopause is as unique as she is, every woman goes through it.
Yet only 7% of women get the help they need to manage menopause symptoms.
Only 7% of women get the help they need
to manage menopause symptoms.
Welcome to our first-of-its-kind online clinic for menopause where women can book video appointments with practitioners specialized in menopause; we curate products for symptom relief; we offer menopause tools including the ob/gyn-created Menopause Assessment and free access to physician-informed blogs, podcasts and videos on menopause symptoms and remedies; and we have a community of women and practitioners dialoguing about their own menopause journeys.
Welcome to our first-of-its-kind online clinic for menopause
Says Jill, “The more I hear from women and doctors, the more I understand that menopause is really the start of the second half of life for women. If we don’t take control of it now, it has the power to impact our standard of living, our families and our long-term health.”