CHICAGO, April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Firms that receive venture capital funding in the U.S. tend to be founded and led by men, according to a Harvard University study. Indeed, only 15 percent of all VC-funded firms have women on their executive teams, and just 2.7 percent have a female CEO. Retrofit CEO Mary Pigatti and her heavily female leadership team are bucking that trend and transforming lives in the process.
"I'm often the only female in the room at gatherings of digital health leaders," Pigatti said. "I have been intentional about shifting the perspective, surrounding myself with top female talent and bringing our voice to the table."
Retrofit, a leading provider of weight-management and disease-prevention programs, was founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Jeff Hyman after he spent time at a high-end weight-loss facility and wanted to take what he learned to the masses. He hired Pigatti in 2014 to do just that.