Dr. Mihnea Gangal is a practicing urogynecologist at the Notre Dame Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal Quebec. He has completed his Masters in Surgical Innovation, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Fellowship in Urogynecology from McGill University. He was one of the first performers of the vNOTE surgery in Montreal and continues to provide proctoring for various innovative surgical techniques.
Negin Ashouri is the Co-founder and CTO at FemTherapeutics. Growing up in Iran, Negin has always had the passion to fix broken objects since she was 4-years-old. This habit continued throughout her life and she quickly realized engineering would become her passion among other sciences. She has always fought for human rights and especially women's rights in a country where it has been neglected. She decided to travel abroad to broaden her knowledge in technology in developed countries. She began her Masters’ studies in Computer Science at Concordia University, focused in the field of applying AI in Medicine and focused on detecting cervical cancer. Her interest in gynecology spurred as a result of her untreated medical conditions in Iran, and her interest to advance women’s health for all. She has been named 1 of the top 5 up and upcoming entrepreneurs in Canada by Mitacs in 2021.
Inara is the Co-Founder & CEO of FemTherapeutics Inc. Growing up, Inara had the opportunity to live in several countries, including Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Poland, Qatar, and Canada. Her experiences in these diverse communities inspired her interest in social business and her commitment to addressing socioeconomic inequalities. During her time at McGill University. In 2020, Inara graduated with a BCom focused on Information Systems and Entrepreneurship, fueling her desire to eventually become an entrepreneur. Inara has spoken on various panels, podcasts, and conferences globally, focusing on women's entrepreneurship, gender health equity, and youth involvement. In recognition of her achievements, Inara was named one of Bay Street Bull's Women of the Year in 2022. She is also a certified board governance leader and has supported many community-driven initiatives.