Ellen Dolgen is the Founder and President of Menopause Mondays. After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen Dolgen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through—before, during, and after menopause—with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s books.
As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, EllenDolgen.com was born. EllenDolgen.com is a platform from which Ellen reaches the true needs of her readers through varied and substantive discussions of menopause, women’s health, and the modern woman’s life today as a menopausal woman. Her readers gain the access and knowledge needed to take charge of their health and happiness.
In addition to Ellen’s ever-growing social media presence, EllenDolgen.com has become “the place” on the web for informative and entertaining women’s menopause and wellness engagement. Ellen was #1 on Dr. Oz Sharecare.com Top 10 HealthMakers on Menopause. In 2012, 2013, and 2014 EllenDolgen.com was named first on the list of the “Best Menopause Blogs” by Healthline.
Ellen was one of the first regular contributors to debut on the Huffington Post’s “Huff/Post50,” which targets 116 million Americans over the age of 50. She has been a regular contributor to over a dozen leading women’s health blogs. Ellen has founded a women’s health and wellness program that provides corporate education events for businesses, healthcare institutions, and other organizations. She produces and facilitates Menopause Mondays PartiesTM for organizations across the country. In addition, she works with pharmaceutical companies in helping them to have a new point of view in order to better understand and address women’s health needs. Ellen chaired a social media roundtable for Novo Nordisk in 2012. In 2013, Ellen was a key spokesperson for GLAMTM (Great Life After Menopause), a non-branded campaign sponsored by Novo Nordisk. In 2015 she partnered with Pfizer on their “Tune In To Menopause” campaign in a series of menopause videos, with the fabulous award winning Kim Cattrall.
Ellen has appeared on the “TODAY Show,” “TODAY Kathie Lee & Hoda,” “The Katie Show,” “NBC Nightly News,” “The Rachael Ray Show,” “The Doctors,” Oprah Radio, Playboy Radio, NPR’s “Tell Me More,” Doctor Radio, and dozens of regional and national media outlets. In 2011, she appeared in a production of “The Vagina Monologues.”
Ellen has a lifelong commitment to philanthropy through board representation, fundraising, and event organization. She serves on the Community Advisory Board of Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla. She has chaired and served on various boards and committees for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, San Diego Hospice, Brandeis University, NARAL, the Phoenix Heart Ball, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Angel Charity for Children, Brewster Auxiliary, and Handmaker Home for the Aging.
Ellen is a principal of Dolgen Ventures. She lives in California with her husband, David. Her favorite title is Grandma!
Jack Dolgen is a writer with a background in music, comedy, and comedic songwriting and production. After growing up in southern Arizona, Jack moved to New York to attend NYU, where his writing began in earnest. He studied travel writing and comedic non-fiction. All the while, Jack was playing in bands, making records, and touring the country. That’s when he started writing a book about menopause.
That’s right. If you think YOU have mommy issues, talk to the man who co-wrote, self-published, then formally sold a book—to Hyperion/Voice—about menopause with his mother.
While working with his mom (and seeking therapy for same), Jack began co-writing and producing comedy songs with several comedians, namely his song-writing partner, Rachel Bloom (F**k Me Ray Bradbury, You Can Touch My Boobies). He recently served as Executive Music Producer and co-songwriter for Rachel’s CBS/Showtime pilot, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Jack is the co-host of the popular storytelling podcast “Doodie Calls with Doug Mand” and regularly contributes theme songs and original music for film, TV, and commercials.
Jack currently resides in Los Angeles, where he performs in comedic music and story telling shows at the UCB Theater and other venues around town.