The Capsules

A new training concept to deliver quality training

In 2019, WE Health has created a new concept: The Capsules.


They will help to scale the WE Health activities while reaching out to new regions thanks to the collaboration with new partners: Medical University of Lodz (Poland), University of Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), La Caixa Foundation (Spain) and Glintt company (Portugal).

A WE Health Capsule is a one-day workshop on a particular topic, providing women the opportunity to be involved in a day full of inspirational talks, case discussions, idea generation and exchange of experience in health innovation focusing on the role women are playing and how their value creation can be enhanced.  


Past events:

  • 8th May - Women Empowerment Day (Medical University of Lodz)
  • 19th June-WeNURSE: Unconventional Entrepreneurs in Health (University of Barcelona)

Future events:

  • 18th September-Women investors day (La Caixa Foundation)
  • October 2019-Women barriers in the business world (Glintt-Global Intelligent Technologies S.A)
  • 5th November-Women entrepreneurs in the Health sector (Grenoble Ecole de Management) More info:


Past events

8 th May - Women Empowerment Day

On May 8th, the Medical University of Lodz hosted the first capsule of WE Health aimed at young women, students in different health professions

The Women Empowerment Day gathered a large group of enthusiastic young women, future health professionals, exposing them to new ideas and insights in terms of knowledge and skills development meeting with inspirational female speakers from different health-related fields.

At the onset, Lucyna Woźniak MUL’s Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations shared her personal experience in becoming a leader in research and education, followed by Dorota Kilanska inspiring all the participants by relating her success story of implementing the international regulation for nursing in Poland. Magda Rosenmöller from IESE took them on a journey into the world of dancing, for lessons on co-creative leadership. Finally, participants learned to about Design Thinking Methodology in a workshop led by Magdalena Wrzesińska from MUL.


19th June- WeNURSE: Unconventional Entrepreneurs in Health

In this one-day workshop undergraduate, postgraduate, master and doctoral women students in nursing were invited to create innovative solutions for challenges related to ICTUS. In a day full of inspirational talks, participants were introduced to several methodologies to co-create solutions together with citizens and different stakeholders. Two ICTUS associations (Child Hemiparesis Association and Barcelona ICTUS Foundation) interacted with participants to identify better solutions.


Why is it important to empower women to innovate in nursing?

Focusing on empowering women in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship within healthcare, nursing is a profession dominated by women. The innovative and entrepreneurial potential of nursing needs to be highlighted: nurses have broad knowledge and holistic vision of care provision while working on the frontline with patients, families, and communities. In their interdisciplinary work, they interact with all different actors. Being present in all moments of a patient's life, they are the best to identify and understand patients’ needs and look for solutions.

Workshop in Lodz
Lodz 2

"Innovation and non-conformity along with ethics and integrity are the pillars for women to play an active role in any area of ​​intervention in society"

How was your career path to reach your current position? What were the main decisions that lead you to your current positions?

One of the most important decisions I took was to pursue a doctorate degree where I could learn and apply different disciplines, from medicine to electronics, and to live outside Portugal. It gave me the opportunity of working in a wide range of teams and cultures.


Why did you start your career in the field of healthcare?

My career in healthcare sector started during my PhD work, where I could design a lab-on-chip device for SNP detection.


What are/were the main challenges you encountered as a woman pursuing your career?

The main challenge has been to combine private and professional life. It is very important to find a balance and to not give up on finding this equilibrium. 


What traits do you think you have, that helped you reach your current position?

One of the main characteristics is to be objective and very resilient. The fulfillment of the commitments you had taken is fundamental to generate trust between colleagues and peers.


What role did mentors have during your career journey?

For me a mentor has the role to advise and to teach. These are the main characteristics for mentoring and leadership.


If you were about you career from scratch - which field/trend/technology would you look into?

I would look into the advancements in precision and genomics medicine and Artificial Intelligence (AI).


What do you think is needed to support women entrepreneurship in healthcare?

Women are very determined in pursuing a goal. Thus, it is very important to believe in the objectives that we intend to achieve and to "clear paths" to reach the goals that make us fulfilled. Innovation and non-conformity along with ethics and integrity are the pillars for women to play an active role in any area of ​​intervention in society.


Do you have any message you want to share with other women that think about pursuing an innovative idea in the field of healthcare?

One good message is a quote from a Portuguese writer, Fernando Pessoa: “stones on the way? I'll get them all, in the end I build a castle”.


If you want to know more about Filipa, visit her linkedIn or visit Glintt’s webpage.