Beth Monaghan

Inkhouse: CEO

Beth is the CEO of Inkhouse, which she co-founded in 2007 and has grown into one of the top-ranked agencies in the country. Beth’s been recognized as one of the Top Women in PR by PR News, as one of the Top 25 Innovators by The Holmes Report, and as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.

Beth believes in culture as a business model. When people can come as they are, creativity and innovation follow. She has implemented workplace policies such as an email ban between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., 10-year anniversary sabbaticals, and work from home Fridays to create space for perspective. Additionally, through the “Inkies” storytelling events and the book of employee essays, Hindsight 2020, Beth works to create a culture of creative skills development that also builds community.

A writer and compulsive reader, Beth believes stories can effect change. She designed Inkhouse’s Storytelling Workshop, which identifies the emotional connections and narratives that spark curiosity about new ideas, products and groups. She launched GoodInk to help companies connect their values and their work. And she is building Inkhouse’s integrated PR offerings to create digital doorways to the complex ideas that will move the world forward.

Outside of the office, Beth believes that economic growth and cultural progress are contingent on social equity. She has been part of the successful efforts to pass paid family leave, equal pay and transgender rights laws in Massachusetts, and has testified at the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Department of Labor. She served as board chair for The Alliance for Business Leadership, sits on Eastern Bank’s Board of Corporators and on the Advisory Council for the ERA Coalition.

Beth studied PR, creative writing, music, and journalism at Syracuse University and graduated from its S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and two children.