Betsy Myers

Women’s Business and Leadership Expert, Author, Former Senior Political Advisor

With deep experience in the corporate, political, and higher education arena, Betsy Myers served as a senior advisor to Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign. A top political keynote speaker, she joined the campaign in January 2007 as the Chief Operating Officer tasked with the challenge of building a $100,000,000 organization and established the campaign with a business operational model and customer service mentality.

  • Betsy Myers`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Betsy Myers`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Massachusetts, USA

  • Betsy Myers`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Betsy Myers`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Massachusetts, USA

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Authentic Leadership and the Leader in You

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About Keynote Speaker Betsy Myers

 With deep experience in the corporate, political and higher education arena, Betsy Myers served as a senior advisor to Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign. She joined the campaign in January 2007 as the Chief Operating Officer tasked with the challenge of building a $100,000,000 organization and established the campaign with a business operational model and customer service mentality.

Today, she continues to be one of the country’s leading speakers on the subject of leadership development. In her book, Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You, her principles are rooted in authentic leadership that Ms. Myers credits from the last decade in academia and public service.

Over the last few years, Betsy Myers has crisscrossed the country and traveled abroad to speak on topics of leadership, and currently serves as Founding Director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University.

Prior to her appointment at Bentley, she held the title of Executive Director for the Center of Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Director of the White House Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach during the Clinton Administration.
Speaking on various topics such as leadership, career development, teamwork, women’s issues, and diversity, Betsy has inspired hundreds of audiences ranging in size from groups of 10 to over 750 people and has worked with senior leaders and teams at companies including: DuPont, Procter & Gamble, MetLife, Southwest Airlines, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Farmers Insurance, and Johnson & Johnson, as well as organizations like the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

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Betsy Myers also served as the Associate Deputy Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development in the U.S. Small Business Administration. She implemented the SBA’s national requirements under President Clinton’s Welfare to Work Initiative and was responsible for the agency’s technical assistance, management, and distance learning programs. In a previous post, Myers was the Director of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership at the SBA. She served as an advocate for the 7.8 million women entrepreneurs in our country.

A Public Service Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, she graduated with an MPA, and then served as the School’s Director of Alumni Programs and External Relations before directing the Center for Public Leadership.

Testimonials

“Betsy’s wealth of leadership experience combined with her authentic delivery was extremely impactful to our leaders.  She has an uncanny ability to connect with her audience through real life examples of success and struggles.  Betsy is a tremendous talent and her impact has been felt throughout our leadership team.”

Elizabeth Bryant

Talent Development,Southwest Airlines

“If you want someone to motivate you, to teach you how to move a project from A to B, to help you understand how to get a job done, done right and done on time, there’s no one better than Betsy Myers.”

Erskine Bowles

Former White House Chief of Staff & Senior Advisor to President Bill Clinton

“Betsy Myers — with her intellect, power and presence — is able to connect with an audience in a way that is intimate and personal allowing each participant to feel empowered.”

Linda Clemons

CEO, Sisterpreneur, Inc

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