AxoGen CEO Karen Zaderej Named A Florida Entrepreneur of the Year

AxoGen CEO Karen Zaderej Named A Florida Entrepreneur of the Year (BioSpace)

As a female chief executive officer in the healthcare industry CEO Karen Zaderej often stands out in a male-dominated industry. This month she stood out for another reason – as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award winner for the state of Florida in the healthcare category.

Zaderej leads AxoGen, a UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech graduate. She said she typically stands out as the lone woman in a group shot of her peers. Even among the other entrepreneur winners in additional categories, she remained the lone female for Florida. She noted that there is still a glass ceiling that “limits the opportunity” for women to be fully recognized and contribute as capable leaders. However, Zaderej noted some investors are “putting their money where their mouths are” in order to promote diversity at the C-suite level and on boards of directors.

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