Ms. Pelletier has dedicated her life and career to empowering women. She traveled the country as a keynote speaker for women’s organizations and corporations as part of her book tour, “Saddle Up Your Own White Horse” and she has raised awareness for international equality.
Ms. Pelletier has worked with women across a range of professions, igniting a spark in each listener to think differently and to translate those new thoughts into action. Ms. Pelletier has been a major force in bringing attention to the need for women globally to access reproductive health supplies and to achieve this goal, Ms. Pelletier has worked tirelessly to grow WomanCare Global’s reach to over 100 countries with a focus on underserved markets in Africa and Asia. Because of her work, more women will be able to decide if and when to have children, allowing them to take better care of themselves, their families and their communities.
Ms. Pelletier has over 20 years of experience as an international marketing expert in addition to being a published author, keynote speaker and executive coach. As WomanCare Global’s founding CEO, Ms. Pelletier developed the initial business plan transforming the company’s bottom line from a loss to profitability in three years. In just 15 months, she executed contracts for 7 global product acquisitions and secured start-up funding from major foundations and investors. She leads a team with extensive private sector, global public health and pharmaceutical experience to reach women in need rapidly. Additionally, Ms. Pelletier serves on the Board of Directors for Husson University, the Willows Foundation, and Women Deliver.
In her capacity as a corporate vice president and global franchise leader at Fortune 500 companies, she managed a $250 million business unit, reorganized companies from the ground up and raised capital investments. She has launched pharmaceutical brands worldwide and expanded indications on female healthcare brands in multiple countries. Her experience includes working with comprehensive range of women’s healthcare products, cardiovascular, pain management, sleep therapies and medical devices.
Ms. Pelletier served as Vice President of Pharmaceuticals for Women First HealthCare, where she was accountable for Sales, Marketing, Operations, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Customer Service, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. In this role Ms. Pelletier tripled sales and quadrupled market share for Women First HealthCare’s flagship product and product acquisitions. She also raised $40 million in capital, managed global partnerships and negotiated cost saving licensing agreements.
Prior to Women First HealthCare, Ms. Pelletier served as International Franchise Leader for Searle Pharmaceutical, where she assessed country infrastructure, developed commercialization plans and hired full scale teams to support women’s healthcare initiatives. In this role she also managed worldwide partnerships, including contract sales forces worldwide.
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