POSTED ON April 16, 2024 BY WHAM

WHAM and KPMG Announce $1.1 Million Partnership to Revolutionize Women’s Health



Media and Organization Contact:
Marianne Foss-Skiftesvik
(203) 434-2383




WHAM announces a new multiyear partnership with KPMG to leverage data and innovative strategies to accelerate women’s health research and investment

GREENWICH, Conn. (April 16, 2024) — Women’s Health Access Matters (WHAM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of and accelerating funding for women’s health research, and the KPMG U.S. Foundation, in partnership with KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm, today announced a groundbreaking $1.1 million multiyear partnership aimed at catalyzing progress in women’s health. This collaboration will leverage WHAM’s unparalleled data and resources alongside KPMG’s global presence and advanced analytics to reshape the landscape of women’s health research and investment related to autoimmune disease, brain health, cancer, and heart health.

“We are thrilled to announce this transformative partnership with KPMG,” said Carolee Lee, CEO and founder of WHAM. “Together, we are committed to advancing women’s health outcomes by leveraging data-driven strategies and innovative solutions. By combining our expertise, we aim to accelerate progress and ensure that the unique health needs of women are prioritized and addressed, fostering not only healthier communities but also economic prosperity for society.”

Together, WHAM and KPMG will prioritize WHAM 3Not30 goals, aiming to increase funding for women’s health research and investment, improve access and diversity in clinical trials, and harness the power of data to drive evidence-based solutions that address the unique needs of women.

“As a global leader with a history of providing innovative business solutions, KPMG is excited to collaborate with WHAM to drive meaningful change in women’s health,” said Ash Shehata, KPMG U.S. sector leader for healthcare. “Through this partnership, we will leverage our technological capabilities and global network to support WHAM’s mission and contribute to improving health outcomes for women.”

KPMG will provide analysis, insight, and project management to support WHAM’s Investment Report for the newly launched Investment Collaborative. Additionally, KPMG will employ its technological assets to conduct secondary data analysis, unlocking crucial insights into sex-based differences in disease. The KPMG U.S. Foundation will also play a pivotal role in supporting WHAM’s mission to drive innovative strategies aimed at advancing health outcomes and economic prosperity for all.

“The KPMG U.S. Foundation is deeply committed to fostering a world where everyone has access to health, well-being and economic opportunities. Our partnership with WHAM represents an incredible opportunity for us to make a meaningful impact on women’s health on a global scale,” said Anita Whitehead, president and chair of the KPMG U.S. Foundation. “This collaboration aligns with KPMG U.S. Foundation’s commitment to enabling equal access to crucial resources and empowering individuals to thrive.”

Key initiatives of the partnership include the following:

  • Publish a WHAM report on investment in women’s health, synthesizing global funding publications to provide an annual state of the industry report.
  • Create a WHAM investment index, featuring case studies and providing a framework for investment potential.
  • Generate a feasibility report for industry-based data mining, analyzing treatment efficacy and real-world impact by sex.

As a nonprofit, WHAM serves as a central hub for collaborative efforts in women’s health. By fostering partnerships across diverse sectors, such as this innovative collaboration with KPMG and the KPMG U.S. Foundation, WHAM aims to unlock substantial growth opportunities in diagnostics, treatments and prevention, envisioning a future where women’s health receives the attention and resources it deserves.

To stay informed about the WHAM 3Not30 campaign, please sign up for WHAM’s newsletter here. And follow WHAM throughout the year on Instagram, LinkedIn and X to stay updated on other #3Not30 activities and the latest in women’s health research.


About WHAM (Women’s Health Access Matters) 

Women’s health is an economic issue we can’t afford to ignore. WHAM works to increase awareness of and funding for women’s health research and investment by accelerating scientific discovery in women’s health in four primary disease verticals — autoimmune disease, brain health, cancer and heart health. The WHAM Report quantifies the economic opportunity for investing in women’s health, looking across diseases that impact women differently and differentially, including coronary artery disease, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more at and


KPMG LLP is the U.S. firm of the KPMG global organization of independent professional services firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. The KPMG global organization operates in 143 countries and territories and has more than 273,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, inclusion and diversity and eradicating childhood illiteracy. Learn more at

WHAM is dedicated to funding women’s health research and investment to transform women’s lives.


WHAM was created in response to the considerable funding gap, historical exclusion, and underrepresentation of women in health research.


Marianne Foss-Skiftesvik
Chief of Staff & Strategic Partnerships

19 East Elm St
Greenwich CT 06830



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