Women's Health Luncheon

Women's Health Luncheon

Women's Health Luncheon

A marque Boston fundraising event, the Women’s Health Luncheon is presented annually by Brigham and Women’s Hospital to benefit the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health. The center strives to ignite change in women’s health by catalyzing research, bolstering knowledge, and transforming education for the next generation of leaders in medicine.

On May 7, 2021, The Women’s Health Luncheon Reimagined raised $574,503 to support women’s health research. During the event $115,543 was pledged to fund two Connors Center IGNITE Awards, which support new, innovative efforts to advance our understanding of female-specific and sex-differentiated effects in the development of novel therapeutics. These awards provide critical seed funding to test early high-risk, high-reward concepts that do not receive funding from traditional sources such as the National Institutes of Health.

This year’s luncheon brought the cumulative five-year giving total to $2.6 million.


Save the date: Next year’s luncheon is Friday, May 6, 2022. Mark it on your calendar now!


Previous Keynote Speakers

2021 Keynote
Mariel Hemingway
Mental Health Advocate, Author,
and Academy Award-Nominated Actor

2019 Keynote
Tara Westover
Best-selling author

2018 Keynote
Lesley Stahl
Correspondent, 60 Minutes

2017 Keynote
Ann Romney
Global Ambassador,
Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases


Previous Brigham Faculty Speaker Videos

2021 | Women’s Health Luncheon Reimagined: Mental Health and Resilience

Nomi C. Levy-Carrick, MD, MPhil

2019 | Heart of the Matter: Insight Into Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Michelle O’Donoghue, MD, MPH
Does a Woman’s Heart Differ from
a Man’s

Anju Nohria, MD
Protecting Your Heart Through
Breast Cancer Treatment

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS
Overcoming Blood Clotting
to Overcome Infertility

2018 | Hot and Heavy: A Woman’s Relationship with Her Hormones

Lydia Pace, MD, MPH
The Little Pill that Could

Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc
The Heat is On

Tamarra James-Todd, MPH, PhD
When Beauty Products Bring Out the
Beast Out the Beast

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Lauren Carroll at lcarroll6@bwh.harvard.edu or 617-424-4180.