Bridget Brennan, Founder and CEO
Female Factor springs from the extensive research of CEO Bridget Brennan, a pioneer in marketing and selling to women. She is the author of the acclaimed book Why She Buys: The New Strategy for Reaching the World's Most Powerful Consumers (Crown Business) and one of the world’s most popular speakers on this subject. Her book was called “essential reading” by The Wall Street Journal and “required reading for anyone burdened with a Y chromosome” by Fortune Small Business. It was named a "Top 10 Marketing Book of 2009" by MediaTrust. A recipient of numerous industry awards, Brennan was named U.S. Public Relations Agency Practitioner of the Year by PR NEWS for her work in applying gender psychology to communications. She is a contributing writer on the subject of marketing and selling to women for Forbes.
Brennan has served as an instructor at Northwestern University's Graduate Program in Marketing Communications in the Medill School, and has guest lectured at the Kellogg School of Management, the top-ranked business school in the U.S., and at industry conferences worldwide. She is a member of the Forbes Executive Women's Board, the Economic Club of Chicago and the National Speaker’s Association. She is a founder of the Marketing to Moms Coalition and co-chair of the Chicago chapter of the Network of Executive Women.
Brennan developed her expertise as an agency executive, creating programs for clients such as Whirlpool Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Pizza Hut, Colgate-Palmolive, United Airlines and AT&T, among others. Previous to founding Female Factor, Brennan ran the consumer marketing practice of Edelman’s Zeno Group, and founded that agency’s Speaking Female division. She is based in Chicago, the headquarters of Female Factor.