About us - The IVF Network

About us

Welcome to The IVF Network, where we provide invaluable resources and a supportive community for individuals navigating fertility challenges. We understand that facing fertility issues can feel overwhelming, but we believe that with the right support and information, you can feel in control of your journey.

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In addition to our individual membership. We also offer corporate membership options designed to assist businesses in supporting their employees’ fertility challenges while navigating work responsibilities. We provide guidance for HR professionals and line managers on how to incorporate fertility support into their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) policies.

As the UK’s fastest-expanding fertility community, we offer global content tailored to anyone seeking information or support regarding fertility health. Our membership has been curated by individuals who have personally experienced various fertility challenges. Ensuring that our resources address the essential elements for achieving family success and understanding fertility prognoses.

At The IVF Network, we prioritise patient-centred care and emotional support. While we do not provide medical recommendations, testing, or financial support, we offer something of greater significance. A strong sense of community, access to comprehensive and topical content, and opportunities to engage with leading global experts through monthly events.

Our corporate membership includes a fertility policy toolkit, customized content, workshops, and training for line managers to effectively support their teams while implementing DE&I policies.

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Founders’ Story

The IVF Network was founded by Charlotte Gentry, who personally experienced the challenges of infertility. Charlotte’s journey involved seeking opinions from multiple clinics before ultimately achieving success and welcoming her baby boy in April 2020. Motivated by her experience. Charlotte created an information portal to serve as the leading global resource for individuals facing fertility challenges.

Through The IVF Network, Charlotte aims to help thousands of people worldwide. By providing access to top private specialists and facilitating informative discussions through live events. Charlotte’s dedication has earned her recognition, including a nomination for Entrepreneur of the Year at the Female Frontier Awards in 2023.

Meet the team

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Charlotte Gentry

CEO & Founder

Charlotte is a well known entrepreneur in the communications sector and owns a renowned corporate communications agency. Pure Communications Group and a new med tech start up called The IVF Network. 

As a result of undergoing 4 years of fertility treatment, Charlotte has set up The IVF Network to help people. Who like herself, find it hard to know who to entrust their chances of having a family. 

Charlotte’s skills in communications, content and events has set her in good stead to build a team to execute highly professionalised on demand content from the top private fertility experts  

Charlotte has worked in the events and marketing sector for over 20 years. She feels passionately about helping people who need to take back control of their fertility journey.

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Christina Grace

Chief Marketing Officer

Christina is a dynamic and seasoned marketing expert with over a decade of international experience. She has worked in cities such as Dubai, London, and across Europe.

With a passion for growth and digital marketing, she has honed a unique blend of experience, creativity, and strategic insight. Driving successful marketing campaigns that surpass business goals.

Specialising in lead-generation and retention strategies. With a proven track record of implementing innovative digital marketing practices to achieve exceptional results.

As a multi-disciplined professional, Christina excels in defining and executing marketing strategies that align with business objectives, ensuring maximum impact.

Rachel Tantrum

Rachel Tantrum

Client Director

Rachel is a passionate experienced sales leader with over a decade of experience focussed on strong relationship management and nurturing developing sales teams, both in the Fertility Industry and also luxury goods markets. 

As a value-based client management professional, she takes a hands-on approach with her accounts and aims to foster long term relationships that deliver a positive ROI for all involved. 

Specialising in applying a commercial aptitude to new market propositions, she feels strongly about bringing equitable access to Fertility and Reproductive health information and support. 

Rachel has a personal interest in health, wellbeing and precision medicine, and enjoys all things fitness – especially skiing!

Francesca Steyn

Francesca Steyn

Community Nursing Director

Francesca Steyn is a senior fertility nurse specialist with over 18 years experience in the sector. She is the current chair of the RCN Fertility Nursing Forum and most recently set up her own practice at Tailored fertility to offer independent support and fertility advice.  

She has worked in various busy London units in both the NHS and private sectors and has had the opportunity to learn and develop a wide range of skills, including performing surgical sperm retrievals under consultant supervision, assisting with the management of the fertility needs of patients diagnosed with a blood borne virus, managing large donation programmes, leading and implementing surrogacy programmes and building out a remote fertility care service.

Francesca has presented her work on an international level and has co-authored RCN publications and guidance for fertility nursing staff and published Department of Health guidance on surrogacy best practice and care in surrogate births. She was awarded surrogacy professional of the year in both 2018 and 2019 at the National Surrogacy Awards and was awarded the RCN Award of merit in 2023 for her contribution to nursing and the RCN. She is a member of the legislative reform advisory group, appointed by the HFEA to modernise the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act and a member of the NICE Fertility problems: assessment and treatment (update) group.

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Carolina Alexandra

Relationship & Partnership Manager

Carolina has over 10yrs of extensive relationship management, partnership development, market/ brand strategy, storytelling, membership acquisition, and event management.

She has worked with HNWIs, VIPs, philanthropists, investor networks, and global luxury/ lifestyle brands. Such as LVMH, Bulgari, Miss Universe, and NBC Universal.

She is passionate about holistic wellness, building relationships, and connecting people with what matters to them most.

Carolina is a crystal healer, tennis player, and a graduate of Columbia University, New York.