Meet Rachel Braun Scherl, business builder, Vagipreneur® and author of Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the Coming Surge in Women’s Health and Wellness. In this podcast episode, I chat with her on the landscape of building a business within the sexual health and wellness field. Rachel sheds light on the types of leaders that are working within this field; and highlights the barriers that those leaders must overcome.
About Rachel Braun Scherl
Rachel Braun Scherl is a champion for women’s health and a pioneer in the space, where she has passionately focused on driving the conversation on the business of women’s sexual and reproductive health. Rachel works on women’s businesses “from the tops of their heads to the tips of their toes.” As Managing Partner and Co-Founder (1998) of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a strategic and marketing consultancy, Rachel has built an international client list that includes Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Pfizer, Merck, Bayer and Church & Dwight, as well as venture-backed start-ups. As a business builder and Vagipreneur®, she brings deep knowledge of menstruation, fertility, sexual disease prevention, birth control, pregnancy, menopause and incontinence to help brands and businesses grow. While President and co-founder of Semprae Laboratories, Rachel and her team built a company that developed and marketed sexual health and wellness products for women – creating a new category and transforming women’s health. Semprae attracted significant media attention and industry interest and was sold to Innovus Pharmaceuticals in 2013.
Rachel’s experience, learnings and recommendations are at the heart of her book: Orgasmic Leadership: Profiting from the Coming Surge in Women’s Health and Wellness, a #1 International Best-Seller on Amazon. With insight, experience and humor, Rachel highlights the trials, tribulations and triumphs involved in building businesses in the global women’s health space. As a keynote speaker, Rachel focuses on leadership, entrepreneurship, women in business, the business of female health and the importance of building a common vocabulary around an industry filled with taboo topics at conferences, companies, and universities. In addition, she serves on Boards of Director and Advisory Boards for a number of female health companies.