New York City—June 14, 2010
Anne Mulcahy has been with Xerox for more than three decades, serving as an inspiration and role model by working her way from sales representative to the most senior role in the company. Under her leadership, Xerox has become the world leader in business process and document management.
Since stepping down from Xerox in May, Mulcahy became chair of the Board of Trustees of Save the Children, a global humanitarian organization that aids children living in poverty. She will draw upon her 33 years of innovative leadership at Xerox to guide Save the Children through a critical period in which the needs of children living in poverty are increasing. Mulcahy says she was inspired by the humanitarian organization’s long history, fiscal accountability and ability to improve the lives of children at a global level.
“It is with great pride that we honor Anne Mulcahy, an extraordinary leader and humanitarian committed to the health and well being of children in need around the world and in the United States,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and chief executive officer of Hospital for Special Surgery. “The efforts of leaders like Anne serve as a model for those of us in the healthcare business working for the greater social good.”
In addition to serving as a philanthropic leader, Mulcahy has been recognized repeatedly as one of the country’s most influential female leaders. In 2005, Mulcahy was named one of 50 women to watch by The Wall Street Journal. That same year, she was ranked as one of the most powerful women in America by Forbes Magazine.
Mulcahy earned her bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y. She joined Xerox as a sale representative in 1976 and by 1992 was elected vice president of human resources. Mulcahy went on to become chief staff officer and corporate senior vice president. In 2001, she was chosen by the Board of Directors to serve as CEO. Although she recently retired from the Board of Directors of Xerox, Mulcahy still serves on the boards of Catalyst, Johnson & Johnson, Target and The Washington Post Companies.