Shelley Zalis has gone against the grain most of her career, starting in 2000 when she left the corporate world to pioneer online research. Zalis created OTX, which in just nine years became one of the largest and fastest growing research companies in the world. She sold OTX to Ipsos in 2010, where she led global innovation in over 80 countries. As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she changed the game, brought emotion and passion to the boardroom and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and friend to women and leaders in her industry. Her most recent endeavor includes launching The Female Quotient and The Girls’ Lounge, which support and mentor women to find their voice, embrace their feminine leadership powers and work together to transform corporate culture for this and future generations of women. Zalis is also a host of a new Bloomberg series titled “Walk The Talk,” focused on gender equality and the critical importance of women.
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