Sprout Pharmaceuticals and The Pink Ceiling
A self-made serial entrepreneur and vocal advocate for women, Cindy Eckert (formally Whitehead) defies convention in her industry, in her companies, and in her outcomes. Her work today in the Pink Ceiling/Pinkubator continues to break barriers by investing in and mentoring other women to get to her same outcomes. She is on a mission to make women really rich. She
has enjoyed a distinguished 24-year career in health care, and in just the past 10 years she has started and sold two businesses for more than $1.5 billion each—First Slate Pharmaceuticals, which redefined long-acting testosterone treatment for men, and Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which broke through with the first-ever FDA-approved drug for low sexual desire in women, dubbed “female Viagra” by the media. After selling the company in 2015, she successfully fought to get the drug back and launch it on her own terms.