Molly Lindquist is the interim Executive Director of the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute. Molly is a mom and breast cancer survivor, and also founded Consano, a 501(c)(3) crowdfunding platform for medical research, after her cancer diagnosis in 2011 at the age of 32. She is also the co-founder of Artisan Bio, a company helping translate childhood cancer drug discoveries to clinical use.* Molly graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics and went on to work as an investment banking analyst in the consumer group at Robertson Stephens. After her stint in banking, Molly transitioned into the corporate world, traveling the globe sourcing products for World Market and then doing company planning for the Banana Republic brand of Gap Inc.
Molly has blogged about her cancer experience for the Huffington Post and was named a 2014 Knowledge Networks Rising Star by Portland Monthly magazine, a 2014 Orchid Award Winner and a 2015 “40 Under 40” award recipient by the Portland Business Journal, a 2015 Honoree of “the one hundred,” and a 2018 Eagle Rare Life Award winner for Heroism. She is also the proud recipient of a “Best Mom in the World” mug.
* Overlap between cc-TDI and Artisan Bio is overseen by a conflict of interest management committee.