Charlotte Beers

Born in Texas, Charlotte Beers has been named “the most powerful woman in advertising” and was called “the queen of Madison Avenue.”

She began her career as an account executive at JWT, later becoming the agency’s first female Senior VP. Charlotte then brought her skills as a turnaround agent to Tatham-Laird & Kudner as CEO. She later became Chairman/CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, a $5.4 billion global ad agency.

She served as Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

She has been featured on Fortune and Business Week covers, named one of Glamour’s “Women of the Year,” and awarded Yale School of Management’s “Legend in Leadership Award,” the Sara Lee Frontrunner Award and the Matrix Award. She was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2009.

She serves on the Board of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and conducts “The X Factor” seminars in Europe and the U.S. on the potential of women to lead
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