CEO | Thought Leader | Teacher
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Champion
Anne Chow is a transformative business leader whose trailblazing corporate career spans over three decades in the technology and business sectors. As the first woman of color CEO in AT&T’s 140+ year history, she led AT&T Business, a $35B global operating unit comprised of 35,000 people. Anne is currently Lead Director on the Board of Directors of FranklinCovey, a company dedicated to organizational transformation through leadership, execution, and culture and also serves on the Board of Directors of 3M, a company focused on applying science in collaborative ways to improve the daily lives of people around the world. She was also appointed Adjunct Professor of Executive Education at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Anne has been widely recognized for her role model inclusive leadership, driving success at the intersection of people, culture, and technology. She has been named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business twice, Forbes inaugural CEO Next List of Leaders set to revolutionize American business, and Light Reading’s Most Inspiring Woman in Communications. Anne has also received a Gold Stevie Award as Female Executive of the Year – Business Services and is one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Gender Equity. Most recently, she was honored with the 2022 Legends in Leadership Award by Linkage, Inc, and 2022 Luminary Award by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance.
As a lifelong learner committed to inspiration and sustainable impact, Anne has launched into the next stage of her career, which she refers to as “rewirement”. She is passionate about engaging with current and future leaders, teams, and audiences through her work as The Rewired CEO, where her unique insights power connection and culture with a future forward lens and emphasis on sustainable, agile growth.
"Leadership is all around us, and the potential for greatness lies within everyone. A leader’s role is to help others see it, believe it, and unleash it."