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.