After the election, I made a vow to continue to promote successful women on the show and today is no different. Cindy Whitehead is a trailblazer for future female business owners. She invented the first ever FDA-approved “female viagra” drug called Addyi. The day after getting FDA approval Cindy sold the company for a whopping $1 billion.
Now she’s running The Pink Ceiling, a strategy and investment firm launched in 2016 that’s dedicated to finding and funding innovations for women. She’s calling 2017 the year of the Pink-cubator and dedicating her all to promoting female start-ups – especially in the male-dominant STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)
In our conversation we discuss…
- What it takes to raise money as a female founder, especially when presenting in front of a room full of men?
- Why female entrepreneurs need less cheerleading and more straight talk.
- And as crazy as it sounds, the sense of loss Cindy experienced after selling her company for $1 billion.
One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “Owning it is fundamental. It’s the path to freedom. It’s a path to freedom financially.” – Click To Tweet
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