BETH MONAGHAN

FOUNDER & CEO

Since the early days working around her kitchen table, Beth has grown Inkhouse into one of the top independent PR agencies in the country. She’s spent the last 25 years helping thought leaders create change through storytelling. Beth’s been named a Top Woman in PR by PR News, a Top 25 Innovator by PRovoke, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.

A writer first, Beth designed Inkhouse’s signature Storytelling Workshop to mirror the literary hero’s journey and to unearth the emotional connections that bind an audience to a brand or idea. She also uses narratives to build Inkhouse’s culture, most recently through two books of employee essays, “Hindsight 2020” and “Aren’t We Lucky?

Beth created Inkhouse’s diversity, equity and inclusion program, and is a voice for social equity outside the office as well. She was an early industry advocate for equal pay in PR. Afterward, she helped pass paid family leave, equal pay and transgender rights laws in Massachusetts, and worked at the federal level testifying at the U.S. Capitol and for the U.S. Department of Labor. She’s served as board chair for the Alliance for Business Leadership and on the Advisory Council for the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition.

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