Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, and Chief Executive and an author. She was named one of the Internet’s Top 100 by Silicon Alley Reporter in 1999, one of the Top 25 by Streaming Media magazine and one of the Top 100 Media Executives by The Hollywood Reporter. Her “Tear Down the Wall” campaign against AOL won the 2001 Silver SABRE award for public relations.
She is the author of several books including Wilful Blindness
, which was a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book award and, in 2014, the Financial Times named it one of its “best business books of the decade.” Her next book A Bigger Prize
won the Transmission Prize. Her most recent book Beyond Measure : The Big Impact of Small Changes
was published in 2015. Her TED talks have been seen by over 6 million people. She has been invited to speak at all of the world’s leading financial services businesses, the leading FTSE and S&P corporations as well as the world’s most successful sports teams. She continues to advise private and public businesses, to mentor senior and chief executives and to write for the Financial Times and Huffington Post.
Margaret has been outspoken on the topic of gender equality and the gender pay gap, having confronted her own employers as a Chief Executive who was earning less than her male peers.
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