Marilyn Tam is a Corporate Consultant, Speaker, Author, and offers Executive Team Retreats. She speaks and works with people and companies globally on how leadership, change management, diversity and community service are the defining characteristics of a successful company and life.
Marilyn was formerly the President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group; CEO of Aveda Corp. and Vice President of Nike Inc. She is also a successful entrepreneur, having developed and built three companies in fields as diverse as a corporate consulting & training company, a web portal company and a supply chain software company. She is a director on the national board of SCORE Foundation. SCORE is a Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is dedicated to entrepreneurial education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.
Marilyn speaks and trains with humor and from experience, on the opportunities and the challenges, inherent in doing business in today’s diverse global marketplace. Marilyn Tam’s book, “How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want”, is in at least many languages, such as English, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish with additional editions in Thai, Indonesian and Greek. In her book she combines her business acumen with her goal of giving back to light the way for others to achieve their dreams.
She is featured as one of 50 women in the coffee table book, “Fearless Women, midlife portraits” photographed by Mary Ann Halpin.
Marilyn is a lifetime member of Who’s Who World Wide and is listed in Who’s Who in American Women. She was honored for her work by the Greek government and the Euro American Women’s Council in Athens, Greece, May 2006, with her likeness on a Greek postage stamp.
- The Happiness Choice: 5 Decisions that Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
- How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want - Leadership and Personal Excellence: How You Can Achieve It
- Diversity: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community
- Women in the Workplace and Marketplace
- Living the Life of Your Dreams - Life Balance: How to Juggle Work, Home, Personal and Spiritual Health
- Leadership Excellence, How You Can Achieve It
- The Role of Business in the 21st Century
- Global Business today, the Opportunities and Challenges
- Change Management: How to Increase Productivity and Morale in Rapid Change and Uncertainty
- Today’s Social and Environmental concerns and how to integrate them into a business profitably
Women, Business, Minority, Diversity, Leadership, Business, Management
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"Marilyn Tam is truly a super star...... Her presentation and her principles are what we believe in and how we need to operate and live to succeed. She expressed so powerfully and eloquently our mission and standards in a way that we can all understand and use to achieve our mission. Her experiences are indicative of her commitment to promoting and enhancing cross-cultural awareness and diversity throughout the world. Her achievements reflect great credit upon her, global leaders, and the United States of America…… My wife and I are going to have our children read her book to further inspire them to attain their dreams." - U. S. Army Aviation
“I have heard from many of the participants who have said this was the best conference yet and they could really feel a different energy and excitement level. I attribute it to you who brought such great insight and a wealth of knowledge to the group. I can't thank you enough.” - IBM World Headquarters
“The conference attendees LOVED the program, the content: Fabulous, dynamic speaker. Really practical application. She was dynamic and flexible to cater to audience’s needs. She was fabulous, very inspirational & uplifting. A breath of fresh air - great content - personal plus professional value.” - Women In Technology International