NAWBO SV Events
Health, Wealth and Well-Being for Women
February 17, 20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This event includes a powerful duo with profound media and medical expertise. Each has a role in revolutionizing health care through their own powerful, personal stories. Both will shares experiences, triumphs, and best hopes for staying healthy and changing the wellness world.
- How businesses benefit from instituting wellness programs;
- Why, as women business owners, we need to take care of ourselves first, and
- Strategies to implement small changes that will have huge impact for the health and wellness of the people in your business ecosystem.
EARLY BIRD Registration before 11:30 p.m. on Friday February 13, 2015: Members and guests of NAWBO-SV: $50; General: $65
AFTER Friday, February 13, 2015 & at the door: Members and guests of NAWBO-SV: $60; General: $75
Deira Gerritsen, co-founder the Executive Director of Lucina Maternity Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to improve the delivery of maternal health care in the U.S – beginning here, in Silicon Valley. For over 20 years, Deira worked for some of the world’s top media companies, helping them launch new products and services in various parts of the world; MTV in Asia, The STAR Television Network (Asia’s largest Pan-Asian Satellite delivered network), and CNBC in the UK and Asia.
As Deira hit the apex of her career, a life-changing moment would put it all into perspective. Her 5-year old son was diagnosed with a rare and serious form of cancer. All that had once seemed important now faded to the background and for the following 12 months, she lived at least 40% of her life at Boston Children’s Hospital.
When her son was pronounced “cancer free”, she knew that she had to put her start-up business experience to work on solving health-care related problems that she was passionate about.
After a few successful projects, she partnered with Dr. James Byrne, a leading OB GYN and thought leader in maternal health in the U.S. Together they created a non-profit organization called “Lucina Maternity” and were awarded funding from the family foundations of Google and Yahoo.
The goal of Lucina is to reduce preventable maternal and infant deaths and injuries in the United States by improving the delivery of maternal health care.
Today, Lucina is on the precipice of building on-campus maternal health centers where women need never leave work again to get prenatal care. Because of Lucina’s partnership with Silicon Valley employers, new mothers will return to work and also receive postnatal care.
The stress it relieves, the money it saves and the satisfaction it provides is something that they hope will be the model for maternal health across the country.
Dr. Jennifer Rozenhart is a highly sought-after Silicon Valley wellness educator who presents engaging educational and inspirational wellness lectures and workshops to local corporations, school districts, and community groups. Businesses and organizations she has worked with in the past year include: Brocade, Santa Clara County Office of Education, CBiz, and, Creative Labs.
She has been in private practice since 1997, with her sister Dr. Stephanie Rozenhart. Their practice has been awarded “Best in Silicon Valley” for both 2014 and 2012. Dr. Rozenhart also works with Olympic and Collegiate athletes, NFL players, The National Volleyball League, and The San Jose SaberCats. She especially likes to work with busy moms helping them put themselves first when it comes to self-care.
One of the greatest gifts that Dr. Rozenhart has given to many people is helping the human body heal itself naturally, without the use of drugs. Her passion and most gratifying reward, is helping people receive excellent care, and to facilitate their becoming healthier and happier people! Visit Dr. Jennifer Rozenhart website.