We had the good fortune of connecting with Lyndsey Harper, MD and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lyndsey, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Rosy was founded for the 43% of women in the world who have a sexual problem, but nowhere to turn for help. In the last two years since we launched, we have amassed a network of more than 3300 doctors and therapists who now recommend Rosy to their patients who need help. We are a private, convenient mobile app that meets women where they are in their busy days to help with any sexual problem in a safe and inviting way. Rosy aims to erase sexual shame and embarrassment and help give women the full life they deserve. Our platform delivers evidence-based education, expert created self-help classes, a safe community of women experiencing the same issues, a library of erotica, and connection to doctors and therapists who specialize in women’s sexual health. We are an approachable end-to-end solution for the millions of women in the US who need access to these resources.
What should our readers know about your business?
Rosy is different because we tackle what is considered to be a taboo topic head-on. We believe that women deserve better, and are not afraid to make that a reality. I am most proud of the amazing team that is behind Rosy. We are a diverse group of women dedicated to adventure, authenticity, and courage. My commitment to each team member is that the time they spend with Rosy will not only contribute to our mission, but also to their personal and professional growth. The output from this in both culture and work-product is immeasurable. Leaving medicine for the startup world has been quite the journey. I have learned nearly everything on the job. There have been many parts of the journey that could only be described as incredibly challenging, but I have learned so much along the way. My favorite strategy when I get stuck is to ask for help. This has been something I have had to learn to do. Luckily, I am getting better and better at it! I have been so happily surprised at how willing people are to share their learnings and help me navigate when I feel lost. I would love to encourage anyone who has a passion for innovation to continue to do that important work. Changemakers keep the world and society evolving, hopefully for the better!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of my favorite spots in Dallas to visit are the Arboretum, Uche, The French Room (where I got engaged 15 years ago!), Hopdoddy and SuzieCakes in Preston Center. (It’s hard to remember where we used to go before Covid!)
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My shoutout would go to Sasha Shilllcutt, MD. She is a cardiac anesthesiologist, leader, and fierce advocate for women physicians. Her passion has brought to life a yearly conference, a community, and a book “Between Grit and Grace” that support women in ways that take them to the next level of their lives.