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Cindy  Eckert

Cindy Eckert

Co-founder & CEO of Sprout

Cindy Eckert

Co-founder & CEO of Sprout


A self-made serial entrepreneur and vocal advocate for women, Cindy defies convention. In her industry, in her companies, in her outcomes. Her work today in the Pink Ceiling/Pinkubator continues to break barriers by investing in mentoring other women to get to her same outcomes. She's on a mission to make women really rich. You cannot miss Cindy. Everything she touches turns to pink.  

Over a distinguished 24-year career in healthcare, in only the last 10 years she has built in sold two businesses for more than $1.5B. First slate Pharmaceuticals, which redefined long-acting testosterone treatment for men, then sprouts 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 can launch it on her own terms.

Cindy has made waves and made her own success, creating mission driven companies that deliver big. Her results have become a widely covered business success story featured in many media outlets. She is most proud of helping others take command. The profoundly positive impact those companies have made in people's lives who keeps her coming back for more.

Speaker Videos

Sizzle Reel

TEDx: DNA Rule Breaker

The Next Wave of Disruptors in Woman's Health

How You Can Get Funding

Speech Topics

Innovation, Disruption & A Billion Dollars

Imagine a Pharmaceutical CEO who has built and sold a company for over billion dollars. Did you think of a gray and black suit? Everything about Cindy Eckert is going to surprise you. From her unconventional approach and bold moves, she connects with audiences to prove that being underestimated is just an opportunity to surprise people. In each speech she walks audiences through building her companies from scratch, scaling, and selling them for a combined total exceeding $1.5 billion — and how she paid it forward by starting the Pinkubator, where she has invested $15 million into female led or female focused companies, and provided access to funding and mentorship for women. Most importantly, she details how her hard-learned lessons can be applied to your own professional endeavors, whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or building your own company. After hearing Cindy speak, audiences walk away inspired and equipped with takeaways that include the ripple effect of ownership; how empathy can be a secret weapon of leadership; and how being underestimated can be your greatest competitive advantage, and more.

Cindy can also present on the topics of Sales, Entrepreneurship, Pharmaceutical & Leadership.