Author: Ann Barlow
Ann is president of Peppercomm West Coast. For more than 25 years, she has counseled b2b and b2c companies of all sizes, nonprofit organizations and universities. She specializes in reputation management, employee engagement and inclusion & diversity communication.With colleagues from Peppercomm’s offices and affiliates around the globe, she has advocated for clients in banking, technology, professional services and education sectors.A graduate of the University of Illinois, Ann is a passionate advocate for equal representation of men and women in the workplace, She is board chair of Watermark, Silicon Valley’s premier organization for women’s advancement in business. She is a past board chair of the Professional BusinessWomen of California and has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Bay Area, PR Professional of the Year and Top Women in PR by PR News, and Watermark’s Women Who Have Made Their Mark. She lives in the East Bay with her husband and various pets. With any luck, her millennial children now live on their own.