Cindy Whitehead

Founder & CEO
The Pink Ceiling

The New York Times called her pharmaceutical product the drug of a generation and Fortune called her a tireless force of nature.  Associates of hers call her unapologetically pink.  Cindy Whitehead is a highly regarded women's health advocate and serial entrepreneur.
Over a distinguished 22-year career in healthcare, in only the last 10 she has started and sold two businesses for more than $1.5B.  She co-founded and last served as CEO for Sprout Pharmaceuticals where, in 2015, the company broke through with the first ever FDA-approved drug for low sexual desire in women -- dubbed “female Viagra” by the media.  She started Sprout only one day after selling another that she also co-founded, Slate Pharmaceuticals, which redefined long lasting testosterone treatment for men.