S3 E8: Fertility, Family, and Beyond: Addressing Women’s Health in the Workplace, with Isha Vij

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
March 11, 2024

Puberty. Periods. Motherhood. Menopause.  

Let’s be real—women go through a lot of challenging life stages. So why then, do employee benefits often feel like a one-size-fits-all? How can HR find a way to help women throughout all stages of their life, in a way where they feel fully supported?

Hebba sits down with Isha Vij, Vice President of Sales at Maven Clinic, a digital health organization focused on women’s and family health, to chat about the challenges and solutions surrounding women’s health benefits in the workplace.

What are the logistical challenges to supporting IVF and fertility treatments? If cost is a major impediment to fertility support, how then, can employers still show support for employees in their family-building journey? Isha and Hebba discuss how current access to reproductive care is often insufficient and explain the massive impact reproductive and family benefits can have on workers’ happiness.   

And later, Isha explains how Maven Clinic supports women beyond family planning and into menopause. Why is menopause often so poorly understood? With symptoms like insomnia, brain fog, hot flashes, and pain, what can employers do to ensure women receive proper support through this oft-misunderstood life event? She explains why the status quo simply isn’t enough and how Maven is seeking to revolutionize things. 


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00:00:25 – Digital Health VP Talks HR Challenges

00:10:13 – Balancing Work and Motherhood Expectations

00:19:03 – Employer Support for Fertility Treatments

00:23:36 – Accessing Fertility Treatments: Major Challenges

00:30:31 – Creating a Consolidated Benefits System

00:34:28 – The Importance of Access to Virtual Healthcare

00:37:59 – Workplace Benefits for Menopausal Women

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Follow Isha: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ishavij/


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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef