Because our brains and mental health deserve precision medicine for the greater good

The Women’s Brain Foundation (WBF) is an international non-profit organization based in Switzerland harnessing the brilliance of a global team of scientists. We are experts from various disciplines who work with patients towards the implementation of sex and gender within precision medicine, from basic science to novel technologies. We conduct, coordinate, support, and advance research related to sex and gender differences with the aim of advancing precision medicine. We act as an incubator and accelerator of innovation of women’s health. We focus our research and advocacy especially on diseases of the brain, but not exclusively.

Our global “Women’s Quota Campaign” was launched in May 2024 in Switzerland. The campaign highlights to the public that a larger proportion of individuals diagnosed with neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, and migraines are women. The goal of this campaign is not only to raise awareness on women’s unmet medical needs, but also to state our commitment to addressing the gender gap in Brain medicine through research and advocacy. 

It is being promoted in 5 languages (English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish) and for all the diseases mentioned above until we bring it to WEF 2025, where we will hold a round table on brain health. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Ogilvy Switzerland, who generously crafted this awareness campaign to help us achieve our goal of an independent research institute.

"From patients'
differences to patients'
characteristics, to achieve precision medicine and render healthcare systems sustainable."

Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha

"From patient's
differences to patients'
characteristics, to achieve precision medicine and render healthcare systems sustainable."

Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha

We bring Swiss precision to medical treatment and care to ensure sustainability in healthcare.

Men and women are different when it comes to disease risks – frequency, severity, symptomatology, diagnostic journey and even response to treatments. Our mission is to  conduct, coordinate, support, and advance research related to sex and gender differences with the aim of advancing precision medicine. To act as an incubator and accelerator of innovation of women’s health. To focus our research and advocacy especially on diseases of the brain, but not exclusively. 

Through these four pillars, we are making the change a reality:

It’s a no-brainer: Our success requires your donation.

Our contribution for more clarity.

One of the main goals of the Women’s Brain Foundation is to generate new evidence on sex and gender differences in brain and mental diseases. See the Impact we are having through our publications.

Where knowledge becomes an eventful journey.

We love to share our expertise with all who want to change the future by organizing a variety of events and workshops.

IV International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health

The Women’s Brain Foundation IV International Forum 2025 on Women’s Brain and Mental Health is in Collaboration with Medscape.  

Workshops and webinars

Many of the world’s largest organisations help us fund our research by partnering with us to deliver talks on topics such as #MentalHealth & self-care at work. Let’s do the same for your organization—

Our formats are flexible and focused, ranging from simple discussions to half and full-day sessions. Contact us to setup a time to discuss.

Always up to date.

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Get to know
Sofia Petersson

Sofia Petersson from Sweden was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in her late 30s. Her father, uncle and grandmother also suffered from the disease. Sofia contributed a blog for the Women’s Brain Foundation about living with Alzheimer’s.

Our expertise and scientific advice.

Based on our unique medical, scientific and regulatory expertise, WBF can advise on research pipelines, policy and practice in corporate and academic settings. For more information, please contact us. 

The brains behind the Women’s Brain Foundation.

We are a group of academic scientists, medical doctors, and engineers who have decided to take action and initiate a discussion on the role of sex and gender in brain and mental diseases.

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