Founder & CEO, InkHouse

Monaghan, BethNamed one of the “Top Women in PR” by PR News, Beth Monaghan is principal and  co-founder of InkHouse, an 80-person PR and content strategy firm with offices in the Boston area and San Francisco.

Under Beth’s leadership, InkHouse has been recognized for its quick and steady growth trajectory since its inception in 2007. Recognitions include The Boston Globe’s Top 100 Women-led Businesses, five years on the Boston Business Journal’s Pacesetters, and O’Dwyers ranking of the fastest growing PR firms. Beth is committed to maintaining a progressive workplace and exceptional client work amid this growth, and these values have earned InkHouse two agency of the year awards, along with The Boston Globe’s 2014 Top Places to Work, The Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Small Businesses, and BostInno’s “Coolest Companies in Boston.”

Beth is a widely cited expert whose views have been featured in Harvard Business Review, TIME, Forbes, NPR and NBC News, among others. She is also a contributor to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women series. In 2014 Beth was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to the Massachusetts Women in the Workplace Task Force and in 2015, she joined the board of directors for Xconomy.

Prior to founding InkHouse, Beth was vice president, public relations at The Castle Group, and before that she managed communications for Charles River Ventures, one of the nation’s top venture capital firms. She first became interested in technology and innovation in the mid-1990s when she worked for Schwartz Communications (now MSL Group). She earned a bachelor’s in PR from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications. Read her blog posts at InkLings and you can find her on Twitter @bamonaghan.