Former CEO, AT&T Business | 2022 Women in Leadership Institute™ Legend in Leadership
Anne Chow is a transformative business leader whose trailblazing corporate career spans over three decades in the technology and business sectors. As the first woman of color CEO in AT&T’s 140+ year history, she 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 in the midst of 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. Currently Anne is Lead Director on the Board of Directors of FranklinCovey, a company dedicated to organizational transformation through leadership, individual effectiveness, execution and culture.
Widely recognized for her role-model inclusive leadership, 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, and Most Inspiring Woman in Communications by Light Reading, and she received a Gold Stevie Award as Female Executive of the Year – Business Services. Anne has also been chosen as 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 coauthor 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 social posts which have been featured in Fortune, Chief Executive Magazine, The Huffington Post, MarketWatch, and USA Today. She holds a BS and an MEng 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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