Deemed a “Remarkable Woman” by Chapel Hill Magazine in 2016, Robin Whitsell has twenty years of experience in the life science and medical writing industries, including degrees in biophysics and physics. She is the founder and president of Whitsell Innovations (WI) and formerly worked at Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Glaxo Wellcome, and PAREXEL International CRO. Additionally, she was the winner of the Count Me In pitch competition for entrepreneurs. Robin is a public speaker and has contributed her insights to the American Medical Writers Association Medical Writing & Communication Conference as well as the DIA annual meeting and DIA Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum. Robin is also on the board of the Diversity Alliance for Science.
Today, Robin joins me to share the niche that she serves with Whitsell Innovations, her journey to growing the business, and the significant changes she faced along the way. She discusses the importance of creating a culture of safety, how this can drive growth, and the strategies she has used to maintain and uphold the company’s growth and mission-driven culture over time. Robin also highlights the benefits and drawbacks of being designated as a woman-owned small business.
“There are plenty of ways to grow a company.” - Robin Whitsell
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