Taking Control of Menopause

Monica Molenaar, co-founder and co-CEO, and Dr. Sharon Malone, certified national menopause practitioner and Medical Director from Alloy Women’s Health, Inc. discuss menopause and the health issues surrounding menopausal and post-menopausal women. They recommend a three-pronged approach that will offer women the best ways to make informed decisions to address their individual concerns about menopause and take back control of their health. 

Monica Molenaar is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Alloy. Previously, Molenaar founded the cult specialty foods brand Seed + Mill, introducing gourmet halva and tahini to the United States and tapping into the viral trend toward plant-based and gluten-free eating. Prior to graduating from Stanford Business School, Molenaar worked in management consulting and commercial real estate. After receiving her MBA, she became a Director of Marketing at Knoll Furniture. At the age of 40, Monica tested positive for the BRCA gene and elected to remove her ovaries prophylactically, which sent her into surgical menopause overnight. She quickly realized there was a need for simple, trusted solutions to this largely ignored phase of a woman’s life, and the idea Alloy was born.

She graduated from Brown in 1996 and currently lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two sons.

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