Margaretta Noonan

Margaretta has been the “Talent Crusader” for the Institute since 2014. In that role, she works to ensure that the RRI is a great place for team members to work.  In additional to her work for the Institute, as the founder of noonanWorks, Margaretta brings her global experience with Fortune 500 companies to implementing effective solutions at for-profit and nonprofit organizations alike.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Margaretta helped lead a high-growth organization (Kohl’s), an acquirer of over 100 firms (Monster), a Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Best Products), a company closure (Carter Hawley Hale), and a successful public-company spin off (Hudson). Margaretta speaks and writes regularly on issues such as employee engagement, women in the workplace, connecting across generations and career success.

A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, her affiliations include Harvard University’s Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board, the Global Summit of Women (International Planning Committee) and Enterprising Women Magazine (Advisory Board).