Beth Monaghan

Board Chair

Founder & CEO, InkHouse

Beth Andrix Monaghan is the CEO of InkHouse, a PR firm specializing in earned media, creative content and digital marketing. She co-founded it in 2007 and today it’s one of the top ranked agencies in the country, growing almost 450 percent in the last five years alone. Beth’s been recognized among the Top Women in PR by PR News, the Top 25 Innovators by The Holmes Report and as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.

Beth’s belief that people must come first has driven her approach to reinventing the agency model to one that fosters creativity and independent thinking over “the way things are done.” It’s an approach that has won InkHouse numerous awards for its client work and also for its culture, including Agency of the Year.

An employer of a predominantly female workforce, Beth has been an advocate for equal pay legislation and has testified in favor of paid leave at the Massachusetts State House, the U.S. Capitol and to the U.S. Department of Labor. She also served as an appointee to Governor Deval Patrick’s Women in the Workplace Task Force.

Beth currently serves as the board chair for The Alliance for Business Leadership, a group of progressive leaders in Massachusetts who believe that economic growth and corporate responsibility go hand in hand, and is the past vice president of the board for the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. She’s a contributor to the Forbes Agency Council and Thrive, Arianna Huffington’s new community for workplace wellness.