Passion for what they do, determination, a sense of humor and an ability to adapt to new situations were the key traits exemplified by four of
the most successful entrepreneurs and executives in the San Diego biotechnology-pharmaceutical industry at a recent program sponsored by TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur) South Coast chapter at the La Jolla Women’s Club.
Although these four executives happened to be women, none believed their gender had hindered their rise to the top. Their inspirational stories indicate that there are diverse routes to the C-suite. Two started as research scientists, one as a sales rep for a drug company, and one was a regulator with the Food and Drug Administration. The insights they shared are relevant for all entrepreneurs.
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