Featured Session: Julia Cheek, Kate Ryder & Deena Shakir

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Julia Cheek is the CEO and Founder of Everly Health, the virtual diagnostics-driven care company serving 20 million people annually. Cheek founded Everlywell, a subsidiary of Everly Health, in 2015 to provide consumers access to at-home lab tests that include insightful, easy-to-understand results. Cheek was named one of Fortune's 40 under 40 in healthcare in 2020. In 2021, she was honored by Forbes as one of 10 Women to Watch. Cheek serves on the Digital Health Advisory Board for biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the President’s Innovation Board at The University of Texas at Austin.

Kate Ryder is the founder and CEO of Maven, the largest virtual clinic for women’s and family health. Prior to founding Maven in 2014, Kate worked in venture capital and as a journalist, writing for The Economist and The New Yorker. Named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and to Fast Company’s “Most Creative People”, Kate received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her MSc from the London School of Economics. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three children.

Deena Shakir is a Partner at Lux Capital, where she invests in transformative technologies improving lives and livelihoods. She is particularly interested in intersectional and underdog entrepreneurs building breakthrough companies to accelerate advances and equity in human and population health.

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