“I’d rather be in charge” – Charlotte Beers – Successful business woman
Charlotte Beers would rather be in charge. Starting with a career in advertising, Beers scaled the corporate ladder to become the first female Senior Vice President in the history of J. Walter Thompson. Soon she was being called one of the most powerful women in America. Both Fortune Magazine and Business Week featured Beers, highlighting her extraordinary success in revolutionizing major ad campaigns.
Beers later took the helm of a 5.4 billion dollar company. Her position attracted professors at Harvard Business School who still teach a case-study about her leadership. Her expertise and reputation later landed her a job as Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs. She brought Brand America to the world and was awarded the State Department’s highest honor.
Beers, who is now on the Board of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, lives in Charleston, S.C. She’s a #1 New York Times bestselling author who recently penned “I’d Rather Be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader’s Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power, and Joy at Work.”