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Cindy Eckert

Founder & CEO / Founder & CEO / Founder
Sprout Pharmaceuticals / The Pink Ceiling / Slate Pharmaceuticals

Cindy Eckert is a self-made serial entrepreneur, a strong advocate for female entrepreneurship, a pharmaceutical leader and one of the few women to have ever sold a company for a billion dollars.
Over a distinguished 25-year career in healthcare, she has started and sold two businesses for more than $1.5B. First Slate Pharmaceuticals, which redefined long acting testosterone treatment for men then 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 for $1B in 2015, she successfully fought to get the drug back and launch it on her own terms.
Today, Cindy is focused on mentoring, investing in, launching and building other women-led or focused businesses.

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Events featuring Cindy Eckert
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