We’re preparing to launch our first (!!) two customers in Kentucky and Tennessee with mental health and weight management services. Slice of Healthcare named Iron one of the top 50 companies driving innovation in women’s health, and we recently exhibited at ACOG (the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting) in Baltimore last month.
We’ve hired a Head of Engineering and a Senior Director of Clinical Programs, engaged an Advisor in weight management and health equity, and welcomed an MBA intern. And we’re hiring eight more roles across business and clinical. Look out for introductions to our new team members on LinkedIn, and check out (and share) our open roles on our Careers page.
As we grow our team, I have had the pleasure of getting to know many talented people, some of whom have asked deep questions about what it means to be part of Iron Health.
I love this question, and I keep coming back to the importance of authenticity and transparency. As a startup company, we are building relationships with each other, with our customers, and with our investors. In a world where there is too much bravado and an emphasis on “fake it ‘til you make it,” it is more important than ever that these relationships are built on trust. And it starts with us— the Iron Health team. Our thoughtfully crafted core values and operating principles lay out our promise to ourselves and to each of you—and in order to deliver on that, we must be authentic and transparent.
Being authentic means we are comfortable enough in our own skin (and our startup skin!) to stay true to ourselves even when we’re under pressure. Being transparent means that what you see is what you get—no secrets and no surprises. As we are questioned by potential team members in the interview process (“Can you talk to me about representation?” “What is your culture really like?”), by customers (“How do you know this will work if you’re new?” “How many customers do you have?”) and investors, and tested by the daily challenges of startup life, we will continue to respond with authenticity and transparency and no bravado.
Until next time,