Founder, Myers Leadership
Betsy Myers runs her own consulting business, Myers Leadership, where she speaks and leads workshops on the changing nature of leadership. Before this, Myers founded and directed the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University. Prior to her appointment, Myers was most recently speaking and leading corporate workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership and women’s leadership, work that continues in her role with the center. Her book, Take the Lead, was released September 2011.
Previously, Myers was a senior adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, as COO and as chair of Women for Obama. Prior to the campaign, Myers served as executive director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and worked closely with the Harvard’s Women’s Leadership Board.
During the Clinton Administration, Myers was the President’s senior advisor on women’s issues. As deputy assistant to the president, she launched and was the first director of the White House Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach. She played a critical role in Clinton’s re-election effort in 1996 and figured prominently in shaping the administration’s legislative agenda on a number of important issues, including many with significant impact for women.
Betsy also served as the associate deputy administrator for Entrepreneurial Development in the U.S. Small Business Administration. In a previous post, she was 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, based in Los Angeles. Betsy received her undergraduate BAin Business Administration from the University of San Diego, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School, where she was a Public Service Fellow.