Global Sisterhood: Connecting Women Across Borders on International Women's Day

March 08, 2024

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating women’s strength, resilience, and intelligence worldwide. International Women’s Day is a powerful catalyst for women. It unites them across borders in solidarity.  Transcending boundaries, differences, and disparity. With a joint mission – to address the challenges women face worldwide.

International Women’s Day 2024 is no exception. Here at MedAdvisor, throughout March, we are showcasing powerful women who have forged the way forward for global sisterhood. Plus, we hosted a special event, bringing together our teams in the US and Australia, uniting women across borders to promote strength in unity.

How are we doing this? Let’s have a look!

Some Trail-Blazing Women in Healthcare History

Our staff at Med Advisor will receive inspirational podcasts, book recommendations, and quotes from powerful women each week for the whole of March. On International Women’s Day, we will focus on pivotal women in healthcare history. 

We want to share the love with you! So, let's look at five women who played a role in shaping the future of women’s experience of health and wellness. They shine a light on the power of women determined to make change and the lasting impact that they can make on future generations!

Dr Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell - Life, Education & AccomplishmentsTen medical schools turned her away. But she didn't give up. She went on to become the first woman in the United States to earn a medical degree. Later, she opened a medical college for women in New York City.

Dr Rebecca Lee Crumpler

Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African American woman to obtain an  M.D. degree.She was the first and only black female medical graduate of the New England Female Medical College in Boston.


Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale - WikipediaPioneer of modern nursing practice. Her work improved sanitation in military hospitals in the 1850s. It cut mortality rates from 40% to 2%, saving thousands of lives. It also sparked new standards for safe nursing that continue today.

Gerty Theresa Cori

Biography: Gerty T. CoriThe first woman to win a Nobel Prize in science.  Delving into the scientific principles underpinning early understanding and treatment of diabetes, one of the most prevalent chronic diseases globally.

Mary Jacobi

Mary Putnam Jacobi - WikipediaThe doctor who made periods a big deal, demystifying menstruation.  Educating the healthcare community that menstruating didn’t demand you bedbound. Debunking the idea that women couldn’t access education or work at “that time of the month”.

Most special to us here at Med Advisor every day, but especially on International Women’s Day, is our co-founder Josh’s Mum.

Blog post images (10)Josh watched his mum struggle with managing multiple medications for her arthritis and Parkinson's Disease.  So, he started Med Advisor to help people like his Mum take control back by having one less thing to worry about: medication management.

The Women of Med Advisor – Embracing Our Collective Strength and Uniting for Health

Here is a peek at our global International Women’s Day webinar.  Our company leaders, Linda Jenkinson and Ancila Desai provided an inspirational speech for our Med Advisor teams in the US and Australia and shared their inspiring stories with the global team. 

These trailblazers paved the way for women’s health and wellness.  But, the rise of the digital health era has connected women’s health more than ever. Women can now unite across borders on our shared issues, creating a global sisterhood and a more powerful voice for women’s health!

In our Melbourne office, we raised a cake to the women at Med Advisor, the women who lead us, and all women across the globe uniting for women’s health!

Closing the Gap on Women’s Health – A Future of Healthier Women

Low health literacy is a barrier to women accessing health services.  It reduces the understanding of women’s health issues and results in poorer health management, including compliance with medications.

What’s more, with the female population ageing and the rise of chronic disease, 87% of women aged 65 and over have a chronic disease.  Meaning that more women are living with disease than those who are dying prematurely from it.

Med Advisor is committed to helping women take action to improve their health. So, let us help you and all the women in your life with booking a health check today. 

Hear directly from a MedAdvisor user, Brooke who is a stroke survivor on why she uses MedAdvisor & how it has benefitted her immensely.


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