Migraine headache pain is often described as an intense throbbing or pulsating pain in one area of the head. Additional symptoms include nausea and/or vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Approximately one third of individuals who suffer from migraine also experience aura shortly before the migraine. An aura can appear as flashing lights, zig-zag lines, or a temporary loss of vision. Migraines can often be triggered by various factors including stress, hormone changes, bright or flashing lights, lack of food or sleep and diet. Migraine is three times more common in women than in men and affects more than 10% of people worldwide.
Migraine is defined as a disorder that causes severe sometimes debilitating throbbing pain in the head. The condition often runs in families and women are more likely to develop the condition than men. Migraine can be triggered by any number of outside stimuli ranging from sounds and stress to certain foods or smells.
But it was not all plain sailing for a woman working in the predominantly male world of finance.
As we enter 2020, investors, scientists and thought leaders are increasingly emphasizing the need to evolve the original concept of Femtech beyond reproductive health and what concerns the female reproductive organs, to that of a lenses through which we look into health issues that impact us differently, especially those that disproportionately affect women, such as Alzheimer’s or immunodeficiencies. The Femtech movement is progressing into a more intersectional territory, where otherwise non-female exclusive issues meet the specific needs of the female biology.
She is the first New Zealand woman to lead the bank. Australian Jenny Fagg had a short stint as the first female CEO of ANZ NZ but stepped down after being diagnosed with cancer.