A child of immigrants, Margery Kraus knew the value of hard work from an early age. Graduating from college before she had finished high school, she learned to be a risk taker. As a young wife and mother coming of age in the 1960s, she faced plenty of people who told her, “You can’t do that.” But in the end, she did: she founded APCO Worldwide, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, specializing in public affairs, communication and business consulting for major multinationals. Under her leadership, the company grew from nothing to almost $150 million in revenues. In Roots And Wings, Kraus shares the ten lessons she learned from motherhood and leadership that guided her along the way―an inspiration to all seeking to overcome obstacles, achieve career and personal success, and do the right thing.
Margery Kraus, founder and executive chairman of
APCO Worldwide, a global advisory and advocacy communications consultancy headquartered in Washington, DC, specializes in public affairs, communication and business consulting for major multinationals. She is the author of numerous articles in the fields of public affairs management and corporate reputation, is a sought-after guest lecturer throughout the world, and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Kraus serves as a trustee of American University and sits on the advisory board of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, is the Chair of Women’s Presidents Organization, and serves on numerous industry, professional association and corporate boards of directors. She has been married to her husband Steve for more than fifty years, is a mother of three, and has nine grandchildren. Click here to read her full biography.