This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Charlotte Beers. The original live interview was 9/12/14.
Throughout her illustrious career, Charlotte Beers has been a CEO, a Chairman, an Undersecretary of State, and the first woman to appear on the cover of Fortune Magazine. Based on wisdom Charlotte has gained on her journey from a brand management position at Uncle Ben’s Rice, to Chairman of two worldwide advertising agencies, to Undersecretary of State, I’d Rather Be in Charge offers sophisticated guidance from an inside source who has been in the trenches. Part personal history, part pragmatic guide, her book gives women the tools they need to gain a level of self-belief that will help them succeed in the modern workplace.
Charlotte began her career at J. Walter Thompson Advertising, becoming the first female Senior Vice President in the firm’s history. From there, Charlotte was called to bring her skills as a turnaround agent to Tatham-Laird & Kudner as CEO. Her success there led her to become Chairman/CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. From 2001 to 2003, she served as Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs, taking on the task of bringing Brand America to the world.