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.”

Team

jill

Jill Angelo, CEO & Founder

Former Microsoft Executive
rebecca

Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su, MD, MSCE, Director of Health

Former University of Washington Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
shannon

Shannon Perry, Director of Media & Marketing

Former global educator and published author

Advisors

Dr Lucy

Dr. Lucy Puryear, MD

Ob/Gyn, Psychiatrist Texas Children's Women's Pavilion

dr beverly joyce

Dr. Beverly Joyce, MD

Chief of Ob/Gyn at Sequoia Hospital

Dr Lisa

Dr. Lisa Mosconi

Associate Director, Alzheimer's Neuroscientist Weill Cornell Medicine

Jacqui Brandwynne, former Neutrogena Executive, Former Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors

Jacqui Brandwynne

Former Neutrogena Executive, Board of Governors at Cedars-Sinai

Mich Mathews-Spradlin, former Chief Marketing Officer, Microsoft

Mich Mathews

Former CMO Microsoft

Margaretta Colangelo, Deep Knowledge Ventures, Deep Knowledge Life Sciences

Margaretta Colangelo

AI Think-tank, Investor in Longevity & Blockchain, Deep Knowledge Ventures

dr andie rhyins

Andie Rhyins

Former Director of Marketing Rally Health (acquired by United Health Group)