Episode 95 -Making the menopause transition part of the normal conversation about women’s health


Terri talks with Ann Garnier of Lisa Health about normalizing the conversation around the menopause transition at home, in the workplace, and in healthcare.

Show Highlights 

  • Ann explains why we are hearing so much about perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause 

  • Ann explains the various phases of a woman’s life beginning with pre-menopause, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause 

  • Ann and Terri talk about the importance of removing the taboo around menopause and aging and opening the conversations around this time in women’s lives 

  • Ann shares her background and what she is doing in women’s health with Lisa Health  

  • Terri asks Ann about how women of different cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic experience the menopause transition 

  • Ann discusses why employers should be paying more attention to the health of midlife women in the workplace and why they should be providing greater and better support 

  • Ann wishes the menopause transition conversation was out in the open so that women don’t fee like they have to go it alone 


Terri’s Key Takeaway 

We need to begin the conversation around menopause for women earlier to better educate and prepare women. 


References in the Podcast 


Who is Ann Garnier? 

Ann Garnier, founder and CEO of Lisa Health, is a seasoned healthcare leader, helping to create, launch, and scale innovative tech companies and products that have improved patient outcomes and access to care. At Lisa Health, Ann leads the team to enhance the well-being of midlife women. She is passionate about women’s health and advancing research beyond pregnancy and fertility to reduce the serious and costly health risks that women face as they age and help them celebrate the start of something great. Ann sits on the advisory boards for FemTech Collective and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Bay Area chapter and is a CSweetener mentor. 



Ann can be reached via email at ann@lisahealth.com. 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.