The Power Of Lazarus

Fortune has named O+M CEO, Shelly Lazarus, one of the most powerful women in business for 2005.
According to Fact Monster, Shelly graduated from Smith College in 1968 and earned an MBA from Columbia University in 1970, where she was one of four women in her class. She started working at Clairol, but within a year switched to Ogilvy & Mather. After a series of promotions, Lazarus was named president of North American operations in 1994. In the early 1990s, Lazarus scored two major coups: she won the American Express account, and made Ogilvy the exclusive agency for IBM, whose advertising had been split between 40 agencies. She took over from Charlotte Beers as CEO in 1996.

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  1. It would be great if the award could be presented to Ms. Lazarus by Neil French. Hoo-hah!