When Denise Gilbert resigned from her position as vice president and CFO at Incyte, no doubt there were some who called her crazy. And during the subsequent year-long bicycle world tour that she left for, Gilbert concedes, “There may have been days when I questioned my sanity for going on the trip.” She laughs good-naturedly as yet another person asks her just why she took off with a couple of duffel bags and her bike.

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