Biography - Ellen Dolgen




Ellen Dolgen is the Founder and President of Menopause Mondays® and is a principal of Dolgen Ventures.

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For Ellen, menopause education is a mission. Spurred by her own experience struggling with the symptoms of menopause, Dolgen has devoted the last fourteen years of her life to sharing the keys to the menopause kingdom on With her latest free e-Book,  MENOPAUSE MONDAYS The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause, Menopause Mondays®  HOT News Flash blog, and A Singing Uterus Explains Perimenopause and Menopause video, Dolgen’s goal is to empower women to become their own health advocates.

Her motto is: Suffering in silence is OUT! Reaching out is IN!

Through her books, Menopause Mondays® blog, speaking engagements, and humorous videos, Dolgen helps women learn how to understand perimenopause and menopause in a style more akin to having coffee with a vivacious girlfriend. She educates, enlightens, and entertains her audiences while providing them with an easy-to-implement roadmap to successfully address their menopausal journey.

In 2021, Prevention Magazine named Ellen as one of the five menopause content creators to follow. From 2012 thru 2022, Mondays® is named one of the “Best Menopause Blogs” by Healthline. Ellen was asked to be one of the first regularly featured bloggers on HuffPost50, and so began the syndication of her Menopause MondaysTM blog on other health sites.

Ellen offers health and wellness programs for businesses, healthcare institutions, and other organizations. She facilitates Menopause Mondays® Parties throughout the country. To further educate the sisterhood, Ellen enjoys speaking at conferences such as the Massachusetts Conference for Women. She works with pharmaceutical companies such as Novo Nordisk to create menopause awareness campaigns and has done a series of menopause videos with Kim Cattrall for Pfizer.

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 health and wellness. 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.

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The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause

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