Vanessa was prompted to action when, at 44, she began her own transition into menopause. Unsatisfied with the lack of support that women experience during this stage of life, and finding the stereotypes of women in mid-life exasperating and insulting, she decided to do something about it. With the support of her husband and daughter, Vanessa co-founded MenoLabs with her long-time friend and collaborator, Danielle Jacobs, and menopause researcher, Dr. John Konhilas.
Prompted to Action
Moving the Conversations Around Menopause Forward
Professionally, Vanessa has served as Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Customer Service and Public Relations, among other titles. She also has a background of startup and nonprofit experience, working for underserved populations in the animal welfare field, as well as women’s issues. Vanessa has served on a variety of nonprofit, public relations, and marketing boards, and has served as the head of many civic engagement projects.
Vanessa’s personal experience with menopause and her driving passion for moving the conversations around menopause forward mean that Vanessa is a driving force in everything MenoLabs does, from product formulations, to app creation, to being the face of the brand in informative videos and across social media.
INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDERS
“Because I’m going through this myself, right now, in the moment, I feel a real and pressing desire to find out all I can about menopause and what other women are going through, and I want to help them find the answers that they’re looking for. I know how frustrating it can be to try to go this alone, and I know we can do better. And that’s what MenoLabs is about - making life and the transition to menopause better and easier for every single woman.”