Jennifer Bealer, EVP, General Counsel at Progyny Recognized for Legal Accomplishments
NEW YORK, September 25, 2020 – Jennifer Bealer, EVP, General Counsel at Progyny, has been recognized by the New York Law Journal as one of its 2020 New York Trailblazers honorees for her significant contributions in advancing Progyny and the fertility industry.
The second annual list highlights New York based professionals who have moved the needle in their respective industries, making significant marks on the practice, policy, and technological advancements in their sector. The award issue, which came out in September, details in each awardee’s accomplishments by breaking their story down into three categories: ‘Pioneer Spirit, ‘Trails Blazed’, and ‘Future Explorations’.
Jennifer’s excerpt reads:
Pioneer Spirit – Jennifer Bealer felt grateful. “I had just had my second daughter.” Many other women, she realized, needed fertility treatments to become pregnant, and “it resonated with me as a new mom thinking, ‘Imagine if I couldn’t have done this. This is what I would have had to go through.” Bealer soon left her law firm to become general counsel of Progyny, which provides fertility benefits to more than 2 million people through more than 130 employees.
Trails Blazed – Bealer came to her legal career with a background in health care policy. At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she led a study on nurses’ health, and she later worked for a nonprofit that operates fetal and maternal health clinics in Central and South America. As an associate at Ropes & Gray, she developed a pro bono adoption practice, often helping clients seeking to adopt grandchildren or nieces or nephews abandoned by their parents. “A lot of these people would never be able to afford a large law firm.” Jennifer currently spearheads Progyny’s Allies Group, which works alongside the Social Justice Committee, to create an inclusive environment that advances actionable change in pursuit of diversity, equality and social justice.
Future Explorations – Shortly after joining Progyny, Bealer’s immediate priority was shepherding the company’s initial public offering, which went live in late 2019. Within weeks, the price tripled. Her next goal is to make fertility treatment a standard part of employee benefit packages. “It should have always been a covered medical expense,” especially since the World Health Organization and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention consider infertility a disease. She hopes employees “realize that fertility isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have for their workforce and for them to be able to build families.”
For more information about the New York Law Journal’s 2020 Trailblazers, visit their website.
For more information about Progyny, visit www.progyny.com.
Progyny (Nasdaq: PGNY) is a leading fertility benefits management company in the US. We are redefining fertility and family building benefits, proving that a comprehensive and inclusive fertility solution can simultaneously benefit employers, patients, and physicians.
Our benefits solution empowers patients with education and guidance from a dedicated Patient Care Advocate (PCA), provides access to a premier network of fertility specialists using the latest science and technologies, reduces healthcare costs for the nation’s leading employers, and drives optimal clinical outcomes. We envision a world where anyone who wants to have a child can do so.
Headquartered in New York City, Progyny has been recognized for its leadership and growth by CNBC Disruptor 50, Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Financial Times, INC. 5000, and Crain’s Fast 50 for NYC. For more information, visit www.progyny.com.