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Betsy Myers

Founding Director, the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University

Betsy Myers is currently the founding director of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University. A leadership expert, author and advocate, she is also speaking at and convening workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership and women’s leadership. 

Her book, “Take the Lead – Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You,” was released in September 2011. Her experience spans the corporate, political and higher education arena. 

As executive director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, she focused the center’s teaching and research around personal leadership. 

Senior adviser to two U.S. presidents, she was most recently the COO and chair of Women for President Obama’s 2008 national presidential campaign. 

During the Clinton Administration, she 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, she 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.