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  • Date and time: Monday 24 April 2023, 4pm to 5pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    CL/A/023X, Church Lane Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

Ethical Entrepreneurship driving female menopause health evidence and parity

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What drove a successful Big 4 executive going through the partnership process to say farewell to a thriving consulting career at the pinnacle of success, go back to pursue a third Masters degree in Psychology, decline PhD offers from prestigious universities in England and Australia to incorporate a HealthTech startup? A strong belief backed by experience in the power of ethical entrepreneurship to answer questions that are considered too ambitious by most and too difficult to address by others.

The pandemic forced Jyoti to re-evaluate her true calling while leading a strategic pandemic response initiative, Project Incredible for the EMEIA board at Ernst & Young (EY) working with 80+ countries to resolve the COVID crisis. An economy recuperating from the pandemic which had widened the health inequalities for females was the investment climate when TaraCares was born.

Jyoti Sharma presenting at TechNation York Digital Festival, The Guildhall at York - September 2022

In this talk, Jyoti discusses why the insurmountable public health challenge of menopause affects the total health of the society with females being the prime victim of centuries of dismissal by families, societies, governments and healthcare systems – the very structures that must safeguard female health for its continued survival.

She discusses how ethical entrepreneurship is driving taraher startup at strategic and tactical levels ranging from data privacy by design, data diversity for their AI models to innovative business models that achieve affordability for the lowest common denominator contributing to the levelling up agenda in York.

TaraCares is pioneering Menopause Health Science to address 3 key challenges of menopause transition – Misinformation, Misdiagnosis and Mismanagement. We will learn the implications of these challenges in real life, and the scale and severity of this undertaking.

The team is building the world’s first evidence-led, safe and inclusive precision healthcare platform serving individuals, families, clinicians, corporates and communities. With a team spread out in the UK, Nigeria and collaborations emerging in Uganda, Israel, and other countries we get a close view of a startup that says, “If it is not accessible and affordable it is not a solution!”

We get an inside view on Jyoti’s journey as a Founder that has drawn on a rich spectrum of her former experience to navigate building of TaraCares an impact-led, for-profit enterprise NOT a social enterprise. Attend the talk to learn what that decision making process was.

How does a businesswoman learn academic writing and goes to win highly competitive and coveted R&D grants within 6 months of incorporation, establishing formal collaborations with leading universities in England. It sure has been a thrilling adventure.

Join us to share in the journey and learn where TaraCares is headed and how you could contribute as a researcher or a member of the public to enable and empower this ambition ethical entrepreneurial venture. 

Send a message to to contact Jyoti directly if you are interested in getting involved.

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About the speaker

Jyoti Sharma

Jyoti Sharma is the Founder and CEO of TaraCares, London and York based healthtech start-up pioneering Menopause Health Science and building the world’s first evidence-led and inclusive menopause precision healthcare platform. TaraCares is the proud winner of competitive R&D awards from Innovate UK and the NIHR.

Prior to founding TaraCares in May 2022, Jyoti was a hyper growth executive leader at EY London running their People Experience business in 100+ countries across Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa (EMEIA). She brings 22 years of international Management Consulting, sales and delivery strategy and execution of large-scale human-centered technology-enabled digital transformations with SAP, Microsoft, Qualtrics, and other software technology firms. An SAP Press bestselling author and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and has a rich portfolio of clients across industry verticals with specialisation in Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences having worked at Johnson & Johnson (USA), Bayer (Germany), Grifols (Spain), Pfizer (UK), GSK (UK) among others.


Venue details

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  • Hearing loop