Top-50 Women Longevity Leaders

Aging Analytics Agency’s open-access “Top-50 Women Longevity Leaders” report identifies 50 leading female professionals influencing the direction and development of the Global Longevity Industry, giving readers greater insight into what types of public and private-sector professionals are driving and directing this multi-sector, rapidly rising industry as a whole, where its major sources of influence lie, and where to begin in terms of building strategic alliances to promote a more synergetic trajectory of industry development.

In tandem with an increase in the number of female professionals in the broader tech, biotech and biomedical industries, we are also seeing an increasing number of prominent female leaders in the rising Longevity Sphere. Just a few illustrative examples include Carol Greider, the only Longevity scientist to win a Nobel Prize, Daria Khaltourina, who led the task force that succeeded in having the World Health organization add an extension code (XT9T) for “ageing-related” during the ICD-11 revisions, Laura Deming, a prominent Longevity investor who began her activities in the Longevity Industry working in Cynthia Kenyon’s lab at the age of 11. These and many other female professionals have staked prominent positions within the rapidly-expanding Longevity frontier, helping to develop it into its present state of maturity.

This report follows after Aging Analytics Agency’s “Top-100 Longevity Leaders” report, which offered an overview of the 100 most active and influential public and private sector professionals working to grow the global Longevity landscape through their efforts in business, science, policy and media outreach.

Some readers may have noticed the relative underrepresentation of women in the list presented in that report. In its composition of the Top-100 Longevity Leaders, Aging Analytics Agency used a method which was gender-blind, aiming to include as many of the most representative individuals in each core front of the expanding Longevity sphere as possible. And yet the report revealed an industry led primarily by men, with only 17 out of 100 females rising to the status of ‘Global Leader’ in Longevity.

This apparent disproportion between male and female Longevity Leaders was due to forces beyond the control of Aging Analytics Agency. Nonetheless, this is not a necessary or permanent condition of the Longevity Industry, and we are already seeing the demographics shift.

The rising female proportion of the Longevity industry’s various sectors is a worthwhile object of study in itself, which is why Aging Analytics Agency made the decision to conduct a separate case study on this specific topic, in parallel to the production of its “Top-100 Longevity Leaders” report. “Top-50 Women Longevity Leaders” reveals an increasing number of prominent female Longevity Leaders occupying leading positions within industry, academia, media and publicity, and even politics (a relatively recent emerging sector within the broader Longevity sphere).