source: The Healthcare Technology Report[Below is an excerpt from the full article]:
The Healthcare Technology Report is pleased to announce the Top 25 Women Leaders in Consumer HealthTech of 2021. From developing new technologies and products for often overlooked areas of women’s health, to addressing inefficiencies in payment and insurance processes, to finding new ways to manage chronic conditions, to many other areas, these women have continued to push the boundaries of what’s achievable in the field of healthcare. This year’s awardees include company founders, CEOs, and other leaders who were nominated among hundreds of other notable executives. They were selected because they stood out in their dedication to the advancement of their companies, their longevity in the healthcare field, and their professional achievements.
This year’s awardees began and developed their careers from a variety of backgrounds, including business development, legal counsel, product development, nursing, and more, leveraging their prior experiences to inform best practices within their current roles. Now in C-suite and executive leadership positions, they go above and beyond the call of duty to work with non-profits, trade organizations, and advisory boards that are working to address critical healthcare needs. Most notably, they have kept the patient experience at the heart of everything they do by predicting user needs, working directly with clinicians, and integrating data insights. Please join us in recognizing The Top 25 Women Leaders in Consumer HealthTech of 2021.
10. Jennifer Ernst
Company: Tivic Health
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Jennifer Ernst is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Tivic Health, a commercial phase bioelectronic company based in Silicon Valley. Under Ernst’s leadership, Tivic Health launched its first product, ClearUP, a non-invasive bioelectronic device for treating moderate to severe congestion and allergy-related sinus pain. Tivic Health has secured three regulatory clearances for ClearUP, including FDA 510(k), FDA De Novo, and CE Mark, four patents, and numerous awards since its founding in 2016.
Ernst has more than 20 years of experience in the commercialization of breakthrough innovation and a history of developing markets from frontier technologies. As CEO of the U.S. subsidiary of Thin Film Electronics, she helped build the company from eight people to 130, achieved a $480 million market cap in five years, and launched international award-winning products. Prior to this, she held various positions at Xerox PARC, positioning research for productization through strategic partnerships and licensing. Ernst served as chairperson of Flex, the U.S. National Consortium for Flexible and Printed Electronics, now part of SEMI, and participated in the launch of the Global Women’s Leadership Network. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.