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Leah Sparks

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30: Bridging Gaps in Women's Healthcare, with Leah Sparks, CEO and Founder, Wildflower Health

Day Zero

Meet Leah Sparks:Leah Sparks is the CEO and Founder of Wildflower Health. She is also a co-chair and Board Member of HT4M. Previously, Leah was the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for DNA Direct and the Vice President of Oncology Solutions at McKesson. Leah received a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from the University of Virginia. Key Insights:Wildflower bridges gaps in women’s healthcare with digital solutions.Complimenting Partnerships. Leah had industry knowledge and a vision to make women’s care better. So, she found a co-founder that complimented her skill set, who knew how to build a product and manage engineers. Additionally, Leah knows she is a big-picture thinker, and so surrounds herself with detail-oriented team members. (4:54)The Value of Feedback. Leah recommends that entrepreneurs listen to market feedback and seek industry experts. Having a variety of advisers from different perspectives will put your company on the right path. (6:40)Wildflower Expansion. Wildflower’s immediate priority is to scale up existing contracts and better support customers. On the horizon, Leah envisions an advanced primary care model that leverages the close relationship women have with obstetricians. (15:51)This episode is hosted by Aaron Martin. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and is the Vice President of Healthcare at Amazon.Relevant Links:Learn more about WildflowerWatch Leah’s TEDMED talkRead “Smarter Health Care on Your Smartphone: An Interview With Leah Sparks, Co-Founder and CEO of Wildflower Health”

22mins

19 Apr 2022

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Episode 6 - Interview with Leah Sparks & Discussion

It is What it Is

Thank you guys so much for the support, we greatly appreciate it! In this Episode we have an interview with the Skin Guru from Lawrence, Leah Sparks. She discusses her journey to starting her own business, some of the challenges she has faced in doing that and what strategies she has used for marketing, promotion and brand recognition.  At the end of the episode Angel & Bryan discuss the usual topics - sports, politics, the pandemic, the economy, etc. We thank you all so much for tuning in and Episode 7 coming soon! 

46mins

23 Jul 2020

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Leah Sparks: Health systems and plans are now willing to take a leap of faith for digital patient experiences

The Big Unlock

Leah Sparks discusses how she founded Wildflower Health in 2012 as a digital health platform to help women in their pregnancies, after experiencing the difficulties of navigating the healthcare system during her first pregnancy.

23mins

16 Dec 2019

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How Wildflower Health is Helping Women Make Better Healthcare Decisions With Their Cell Phone with Leah Sparks, CEO & Founder at Wildflower Health

Outcomes Rocket

Bringing together the world's consumer-friendly mobile applications to provide personalized support for moms and families

27mins

12 Nov 2019

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Gaps and Opportunities in Women's Health & Entrepreneurship: Leah Sparks & Julia Cheek

The Rock Health Podcast

Despite persistent efforts by those in digital health, gender parity in leadership remains a huge issue. It’s not due to lack of attention. The front cover of The Atlantic’s April issue asked, “Why is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?” According to Rock Health research, digital health companies led by men get 91% of all venture deals, leaving few dollars for women-led companies. Only 9% of companies funded in 2016 had a woman CEO—down from the already dismal 11% in 2015—even though women are the primary decision makers in health care. Counter to this trend, we’re seeing lots of success by women entrepreneurs and excitement for women’s health products. So how are women entrepreneurs navigating this environment? What do they feel is missing from the conversation? And what gaps and opportunities do they see in women’s health? We spoke with two of them to find out. One is a Rock Health portfolio CEO improving family access to healthcare—starting with pregnancy. The other is upending the lab experience by enabling patients to take at-home tests, and take control of their health.Interview by Ashlee Adams, Rock Health

28mins

12 Jun 2017