40 Minute Mentor

December 6, 2023

Replay: Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill – From Multi-Gold Medallist to FemTech Founder

From the 2012 Olympic poster girl to Founder of FemTech brand, Jennis… today’s 40 Minute Mentor Replay episode is with none other than Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill.

In this episode we talked about the ins and outs of Jess’s phenomenal sporting career and her pivot into the business world with Jennis – a women’s hormonal health platform, with the goal to help women understand what’s happening hormonally.

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill on 40 Minute Mentor
“The importance of the team around you, having focus and discipline and the awareness of facing setbacks… it’s been great to bring the things I’ve learned from sport into the business world.”

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

Tune in to discover

The realistic road to success [04:32]
Jess’ introduction to sport and falling into athletics [05:52]
Dealing with pressure and making sacrifices [07:52]
How to support children without being a pushy parent [09:39]
Reliving the ups and downs of Super Saturday [13:03]
Focusing on one event at a time and taking home Gold [15:04]
Exploring the other side of success [16:40]
Motherhood and Jess’s motivation to get back out there [17:23]
Coping with retirement and starting again [23:05]
From athlete to FemTech Founder, how Jennis began [26:56]
The Jennis mission – putting women first [29:11]
Closing the gender data gap in women’s health [30:55]
Transitioning from sport to Startup life [32:18]
Aligning personal values with company culture [34:09]
The emotional rollercoaster of fundraising [36:37]
Providing mentorship for the England Rugby team [39:13]
The humble insights into being a role model [43:20]

Listen on

Helpful links

➡️ Connect with Jess: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dame-jessica-ennis-hill-a84b5420b/
➡️ Find out more about Jennis: https://www.jennis.com/

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