PRWeek has named Maril MacDonald to its 2018 “Hall of Femme” list. In its recent issue, Maril pays homage to some of the women who have helped her in her career, along with an inspiring message to all those gal pal trailblazers. View the full message here.
Maril MacDonald is CEO and founder of Gagen MacDonald, a leading woman-owned strategy execution and change leadership firm. She has pioneered optimizing business performance through employee engagement for many of the world’s most recognized brands, including Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Coca-Cola and DowDuPont.
“Maril is a force in the world of communications—smart, bold and confident. Her experience and ability to connect with her clients inspires trust and confidence. I am personally grateful for her partnership and the value she brings to our organization,” said Michael Sneed, Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs & Chief Communication Officer.
Maril is as an active board member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and the Institute for Public Relations. She is also a long-time board member, past chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society and a recipient of the Page Distinguished Service Award.
“Maril is one of the most inclusive, engaging and thoughtful leaders I’ve ever met,” said Page Society President Roger Bolton. “Her work truly is changing the world. The consultancy that she created is a leader in helping the organizations they serve to alter their very nature. Her ‘Let Go & Lead’ initiative is changing the way leaders think about their ability to transform their organizations. The Page Future Leaders program, which she initiated, is changing the lives of scores of senior leaders in our profession.”
Bolton continued, “She is a great friend who is an insightful observer of human behavior and is kind and generous with her advice, from which I have benefitted.”
Maril has been named among PRWeek’s top 25 industry leaders and one of “The 50 Most Powerful Women in PR.” Inside PR also has honored her as a “PR All-Star.”
“Creative, determined women are the lifeblood of the industry,” said Bernadette Casey, Executive Editor of PRWeek US. “The achievements of PRWeek’s Hall of Femme and Champions of PR elevate the professional, push for positive change in society, and serve as a tremendous inspiration for all, especially future generations of female communication pros.”
PRWeek will celebrate the Hall of Femme honorees in New York City on June 6.
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