Thu, 16 October 2014
Anne Doyle has been on the front lines of women's progress for four decades. She began her career as a pioneering TV News and Sports journalist in the 70's and 80's. For her leadership role in opening sports locker rooms to female reporters, she was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. Anne then moved to the business world, rising through the ranks at Ford Motor Company to become Director of North America Communications. In 2000, Automotive News named her one of the "100 Leading Women in the Auto Industry." She is a single mom who took an early retirement from the corporate fast track to re-invent herself once again when her son, Kevin, was hitting his teens. That's when she began working on her book, Powering Up! How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders. Anne also took the advice she gives to other women, running for and recently completing a 4-year term on the Auburn Hills City Council. A global speaker and voice for the empowerment of women and girls, Anne has been asked by the U.S. State Department to speak in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Trinidad & Tobago and Spain. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Anne has also studied at the University of Madrid and completed advanced studies at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Harvard & Duke's Business schools.