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Betsy Myers

Founding Director, Center for Women and Business at Bentley University
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    Diversity & InclusionInspiration & MotivationLeadershipPoliticsAuthorsFemale Speakers

    Betsy Myers is a leadership expert, author, and advocate. She was most recently the founding director of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University in Boston, MA. Myers is also consulting, speaking, and leading workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership and talent with a special expertise around women and leadership. Her book, Take the Lead — Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You, was released in September 2011 and named The Washington Post’s Best Leadership Book that year.

    Myers’ experience spans the corporate, political, and higher education arenas. As executive director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government from 2003 to 2007, she focused the center's teaching and research around personal leadership and the fully integrated person.

    A senior adviser to Presidents Clinton and Obama, Myers served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chair of Women for Obama during President Obama’s 2008 national presidential campaign. During the Clinton Administration, Myers launched, and was the first director of, the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach. She also served as the director of the Office of Women's Business Ownership at the SBA.

    Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Myers spent six years building Myers Insurance and Financial Services in Los Angeles, specializing in the small business and women's market.

    She received her Bachelor's Degree in business administration from the University of San Diego and her Master's Degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School, where she was also a Public Service Fellow.

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