Meet Mary Lou.
Mary Lou Quinlan is a marketer, author, actress, speaker and advocate for women. From advertising director at Avon to CEO of ad agency NW Ayer to successful entrepreneur and now creative force, Mary Lou is a master of reinvention. Her marketing company, Just Ask a Woman has advised over 100 blue chip brands, such as Wells Fargo, American Express, Estee Lauder, GlaxoSmithKline and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Mary Lou is the author of What She’s Not Telling You, Time Off for Good Behavior, and Just Ask a Woman. Her latest book The God Box became a New York Times bestseller in just three weeks. With publication rights bought in Brazil, China, Spain, Korea, the UK, Australia and South Africa, The God Box Project is fast becoming a global movement.
She’s written inspirational features for Real Simple, O, the Oprah magazine, and MORE. She’s appeared as a correspondent on The CBS EARLY Show and many news shows as well as a judge on the premiere season of the ABC series “American Inventor” among many media appearances, including The New York Times, Wall St. Journal, PARADE, PEOPLE and USA TODAY. She has keynoted hundreds of conferences around the world. Mary Lou is Jesuit-educated with an MBA from Fordham University and an Honorary Doctorate in Communications from her alma mater, Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She lives in NYC with her husband Joe and dog Rocky.
A journey of the heart
From Advertising to Acting
Share the backstory of Mary Lou’s evolution from business exec and women’s expert, author, speaker and TV presenter to actor and producer of her solo show at the famed Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. Follow a real time reinvention of a woman’s life.