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Dee Dee Myers      

Former White House Press Secretary; Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at Warner Brothers

Dee Dee Myers is the head of corporate communications and public affairs at Warner Brothers. She is also the Managing Director at the Glover Park Group, one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most respected communications companies. With years of experience in politics, policy and media, she counsels corporate and non-profit clients on strategic communications, reputation management and integrated marketing.

Myers served as White House Press Secretary during President Bill Clinton’s first term, the first woman to hold that job. She was the president’s chief spokesman, managing day-to-day interactions with the media and providing strategic communications counsel to the president and his administration.

In addition to her duties at Warner Brothers and the Glover Park Group, Myers continues in her role as a respected political analyst and commentator. She is a Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair, where she helps shape the magazine’s coverage of politics and blogs for its website, vf.com. Her work has also appeared in numerous other publications, including The New York Times; Time; O, Oprah Magazine; the Washington Post; Politico; and the Los Angeles Times. She appears frequently on network and cable television, radio and internet programs and is a popular lecturer on politics, the media and women’s issues.

Her 2008 book, "Why Women Should Rule the World," became a New York Times best-seller. Combining the most up-to-date scientific studies with interviews, anecdotes and personal experience, Myers makes a compelling case that women should serve alongside men at the highest levels of public life -- not because it’s politically correct, but because it’s in our self-interest. The book earned Myers an EMMA Award for Excellence and a Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative Award.

Myers was an original consultant for the highly-acclaimed NBC drama, "The West Wing." Throughout the show’s long, prize-winning run, Myers worked with the writers, directors, producers, cast and crew to shape stories, create the “look and feel” of the production and contribute to it overall sense of verisimilitude. Myers was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her contributions.

Before joining the Clinton Administration, Myers worked on numerous political campaigns. She was National Press Secretary for the Clinton for President campaign in 1991-1992. She also worked on the presidential campaigns of Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale; the California gubernatorial campaigns of Dianne Feinstein and Tom Bradley; and a number of local campaigns. She served as Deputy Press Secretary for Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and as a district representative for California State Senator Art Torres. Myers is a graduate of Santa Clara University. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Todd S. Purdum, National Editor of Vanity Fair, and their children.

Speech Topics


Inside the Beltway

Dee Dee Myers' experiences have spanned such historic events as the signing of the Mideast peace accords in 1993 to the passage of President Clinton's economic plan. Today, she continues to be a sought-after voice in the political arena, offering a robust perspective inside the beltway as she addresses the challenges facing the country, including healthcare, the economy, foreign policy, and more.

Why Women Should Rule the World

Reflecting on her own path-breaking career experiences, Dee Dee Myers surveys the issues facing women in Washington, as well as other leadership roles. She challenges audiences to imagine a not-too-distant future in which increasing numbers of women reach the top ranks of politics, business, science, and academia. Sharing moments from her tenure in the Clinton administration and her work as a political analyst, media commentator, and former consultant to NBC's "The West Wing," Myers assesses the crucial but long-ignored strengths that female leaders bring to the table. "Women tend to be better communicators, better listeners, better at forming consensus," Myers argues. She explains that in a highly competitive and increasingly fractious world, women possess the kind of critical problem-solving skills that are urgently needed to break down barriers, build understanding, and create the best conditions for peace.

In the Belly of the Beast

In a style that audiences have described as sharp, funny and unusually honest, Dee Dee Myers offers her unique perspective as the first woman and the second youngest Press Secretary in United States history.

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Dee Dee Myers: Call This the Year of the Woman, 2.0 | Vanity Fair

From world affairs to entertainment, business to fashion, crime to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst that drives the popular dialogue globally.

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