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Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
Anne Chow is a transformative business leader whose trailblazing corporate career spans over
three decades in the technology and business sectors. She is currently Lead Director on the Board
of Directors of FranklinCovey, a company dedicated to organizational transformation through
leadership, individual effectiveness, execution, and culture. Anne has also recently been
appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Executive Education at Northwestern University’s Kellogg
School of Management.
In her prior role, as the first woman of color CEO in AT&T’s 140+ year history Anne led AT&T
Business, a $35B global operating unit comprised of more than 30,000 people. Appointed to this
role in 2019, Anne guided this team, through the pandemic amid unprecedented market upheaval
around the world, serving customers with communications solutions across all sectors including
small and medium sized businesses, global multinational enterprises, the public sector as well as
nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Her leadership experiences span product management, marketing,
sales, strategy, customer service, operations, network engineering and more.
Widely recognized for her role model inclusive leadership and her impact in driving success at the
intersection of people, culture, and technology, she was named to Fortune’s Most Powerful
Women in Business twice, Forbes inaugural CEO Next List of Leaders set to revolutionize
American business, Most Inspiring Woman in Communications by Light Reading, and received a
Gold Stevie Award as Female Executive of the Year – Business Services. Anne is also one of
LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Gender Equity.
As a lifelong learner committed to inspiration and impact, Anne engages with audiences through
keynotes, panel discussions, and as a best-selling co-author of The Leader’s Guide to
Unconscious Bias: How to Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing
Teams. She also shares thoughts through her publications and blogs which have been
featured in Fortune, Chief Executive Magazine, The Huffington Post, MarketWatch, and
USA Today. She holds B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering as well as
an MBA with Distinction from Cornell University and is a graduate of the
Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School of Music.
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