All are natural leaders, and they share the same gender and title. But each has taken a different path to Silicon Valley success in the growing healthtech sector, with its own twists and trials.
Their stories, however, in an era marked by angst in executive suites and VC conference rooms over gender equity and harassment-related issues, reveal patterns in a larger tapestry. And perhaps glimpses of a few paths to progress.
Leslie Trigg, CEO of 110-employee Outset Medical in San Jose— which has raised $190 million and won FDA clearance for a revolutionary new dialysis treatment platform — credits three male mentors for helping her on the path that led to those accomplishments.
But before that, she took her new MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and applied to virtually every biotechnology company around.
“I got rejected by every biotech company,” Trigg says, “because I was essentially competing against people who had an MBA but (also) had an undergraduate science degree,” which she didn’t have.
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