Charlotte Beers, “the most powerful woman in advertising”, will be the keynote speaker at the Washington Women of the Year Award Luncheon on Nov. 15. Beers is billed as a business legend who shattered the glass ceiling as she rocketed to the top. She was the first female senior vice president at J. Walter Thompson Advertising, the first female CEO of the multi-billion-dollar advertising company Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, and served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs, reporting to former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Beers has since led the charge in helping career women realize their potential and lead on their own terms.
She is a New York Times bestselling author, and her latest book "I'd Rather Be in Charge" is a guide for women looking to shatter glass ceilings, reach the corner office and develop their highest self in the workplace and beyond.
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