The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Cindy Eckert | The Pink Ceiling

Cindy Eckert is a billion dollar dealmaker, self-made entrepreneur, and tireless force of nature if you’re asking Fortune Magazine. Prior to forming The Pink Ceiling (affectionately known as the Pinkubator) to fund and foster female-led disruption in healthcare, Cindy built two pharmaceutical companies from scratch. Notably, as Founder and CEO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals, she created a new category of sexual wellness for women by taking on the FDA and winning the approval of the first and only pill for women’s libido, Addyi. After selling that company for $1B, Cindy has put her money where her mouth is investing in game-changing ideas that support her mission to put women on top.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Never let underestimation shake your confidence in what you’re set out to do.

What is your favorite quote?

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” 

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