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14 Questions for The Pink Ceiling Founder Cindy Whitehead

Cindy Whitehead has been selling stuff since high school. It started with convincing Fijians to start a cheerleading squad and evolved to selling cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, retail products on QVC and most recently, the Food & Drug Administration. The Raleigh entrepreneur and investor made a name for herself for lobbying the FDA to approve the first female-libido enhancing drug, her company’s brainchild Addyi. Just after the historic event happened in 2015, Whitehead sold her company Sprout Pharmaceuticals for $1 billion. She’s selling a different sort of product now—the experience and insights that came from 20 years building businesses. The Pink Ceiling...

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14 Questions for The Pink Ceiling Founder Cindy Whitehead

Cindy Whitehead has been selling stuff since high school. It started with convincing Fijians to start a cheerleading squad and evolved to selling cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, retail products on QVC and most recently, the Food & Drug Administration. The Raleigh entrepreneur and investor made a name for herself for lobbying...

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Why We’re Back With SalesJam 2.0

Be persistent. Be honest. Be adaptable. Be helpful. Be passionate. In a world where salespeople often seem pushy, over-the-top and disingenuous, these were the lessons I took away from SalesJam, a first-time event we held last August in partnership with sales management software maker RevBoss. I walked away feeling...

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Why We’re Back With SalesJam 2.0

Be persistent. Be honest. Be adaptable. Be helpful. Be passionate. In a world where salespeople often seem pushy, over-the-top and disingenuous, these were the lessons I took away from SalesJam, a first-time event we held last August in partnership with sales management software maker RevBoss. I walked away feeling inspired, and more importantly, excited to be involved in an event reminding people why sales is so critical to business and training them to be even better at their jobs. Based on feedback from the 100 or so people in the audience that day, the event filled a needed gap in...

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