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EKHO is a platform designed to help women feel empowered in their own bodies.




what is holistic wellbeing?

At the heart of EKHO are three areas of health that influence women’s lifestyles, experiences and subsequently, influence gender equity and the intersectional experience across society. For women, hormonal health, sexual health and reproductive health – and the lack of unbiased data, education and support across these areas – are responsible for myriad socioeconomic inequities. Including but not limited to the gender pain gap and wage gap. We focus on these areas to change the conversation, the data, the resource allocation and the gaps that mean women suffer and struggle disproportionately at work, at home and in the doctor’s office. We advocate for women and for those who identify as women.
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our story

The EKHO story began during the first UK lockdown. We recognised the importance of addressing the health issues that many women were facing and how the pandemic had  these problems reducing access to healthcare services, pushing women out of work and back into domestic caregiving spaces, forcing women to compromise on self care and personal wellbeing.

With years of experience working to address gender bias and healthcare inequity, and personal experience of the effects of how women are the first to suffer when economies are squeezed, our founding team set about collaborating with wellbeing and women’s health experts to empower women to advocate for themselves and empower corporate leaders to turn the tide.

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our mission

Undertaking extensive academic research and working with experienced wellbeing practitioners, we have created a series of engaging journeys focused on empowerment, equity and self worth. Relearning, rediscovery and re-establishing norms and baselines is at the heart of improving wellbeing across society and we are on a mission to build a strong network of advocates who know what it takes to move the needle and address gender data bias, racial data bias and the need for health parity.

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Darren Clayton

co-founder and sales lead

darren is dedicated to making difference, impacting health and happiness positively. with a background in corporate growth and professional sport and athletics, darren is proud to lead the ekho team and to work with talented experts, partners and creators in order to support and improve access to wellbeing resources for all people.

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Emilie Lavinia

co-founder and ceo

passionate about women’s health equity and intersectional wellbeing, emilie is an advocate for education and transparency across mental, physical and sexual health. her knowledge of the health and wealth gap, background as a marketer and journalist, phd studies in sexuality and public health and her experiences as an lgbtq+ woman, drive our mission and purpose forward.

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Sara Alves

production lead

Sara is a filmmaker and producer who places tremendous value on mental, physical and sexual wellbeing. Addressing themes of health, nourishment and oneness in her films, Sara works closely with the EKHO cohort of expert practitioners to craft accessible courses and content. Sara is proud to support ekho’s mission and the women in our community.

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Professor Lee Smith

co-founder and research lead

dr lee smith is an awarded cambridge phd and an associate professor in public health at anglia ruskin university. he oversees research and studies into sexual activity and hormonal and reproductive health and the physical and mental health outcomes of these factors across the uk population and minority populations. 

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