Rachel Braun Scherl is a champion for women’s health and a pioneer in the space, where she has passionately focused on driving the conversation on the business of women’s sexual and reproductive health. As Managing Partner and Co-Founder (1998) of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a strategic and marketing consultancy, Rachel has built an international client base that includes Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Pfizer, Merck, Bayer and Church & Dwight, among others. As a business builder and Vagipreneur®, she focuses on growing businesses and brands in women's health for companies of all sizes. With deep experience in menstruation, fertility, sexual disease prevention, birth control, pregnancy, menopause and incontinence, among others, Rachel works on women’s businesses “from the tops of their heads to the tips of their toes.” As President and co-founder of Semprae Laboratories, Rachel and her team built a company that developed and marketed sexual health and wellness products for women - creating a new category in the process. Semprae attracted significant media attention and industry interest, and was sold to Innovus Pharmaceuticals in 2013.
Rachel’s experience, learnings and recommendations are at the heart of her book: Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the Coming Surge in Women’s Health and Wellness, a #1 International Best-Seller on Amazon. With insight, experience and humor, Rachel highlights the trials, tribulations and triumphs involved in building businesses in the global women’s health space. As a keynote speaker, Rachel focuses on leadership, entrepreneurship, women in business and the business of female health at conferences, companies, and universities. In addition, she serves on Board of Directors and Advisory Board for a number of female health companies.
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