Carol Meyrowitz

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Carol Meyrowitz
Alma mater Rider University
Occupation President and CEO of TJX Companies

Carol M. Meyrowitz is the president, Chief Executive Officer, and director of TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer in the United States.[1] As of 2014, she is listed as the 76th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[2] As of 2014, she was also ranked as the 12th most powerful woman in the world by Fortune.[3]


Born to a Jewish family,[4] Meyrowitz graduated from Rider University with a bachelor’s in marketing and management. She serves as a director of Amscan Holdings Inc. and Staples Inc. She’s a member of The Boston Club’s corporate advisory board, the board of governors for The Chief Executives’ Club of Boston and the board of overseers for the Joslin Diabetes Center.[5]

History with TJX

Meyrowitz joined TJX Companies in 1983.[1] In 2001, she became Executive Vice President of the company, as well as the President of Marmaxx, the largest division of the company.[6] She rose to Senior Executive Vice President in March 2004, which she maintained until January 2005.[6] In January 2005, she left her positions and became an advisor for TJX and Berkshire Partners.[1][6] Her plan was to leave the advisory role in September of that year to "pursue new opportunities and challenges" outside of TJX.[7]

However, Meyrowitz became president on October 17, 2005;[1] additionally, she became a member of the board of directors on September 7, 2006.[6] She was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company on January 28, 2007, replacing acting CEO Bernard Cammarata, the Chairman of the Board for TJX.[1][6][8]

Media recognition

In 2009, Forbes ranked her 24th in their list of the 100 Most Powerful Women.[9] She ranked 26th on CNN's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2006.[10] As of 2014, she is listed as the 76th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The TJX Companies, Inc. Names Carol Meyrowitz President". Business Wire; Gale Group. 2005-10-06. Retrieved 2007-02-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 26 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "MPW 100 2014". Fortune. Fortune. Retrieved 24 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Jewish Voice New York: "The World’s Most Powerful Jewish Women" By Jen Levey September 5, 2012
  5. "12 to watch: Carol Meyrowitz". Boston Business Journal. December 30, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Carol Meyrowitz Profile". Retrieved 2007-02-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "MEYROWITZ MOVING ON, HERRMAN MOVING UP AT TJX". Gale Group. November 2004. Retrieved 2007-02-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  8. "The TJX Companies, Inc. Announces Election of Carol Meyrowitz to Chief Executive Officer". MarketWatch, Inc. 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2007-02-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "The 100 Most Powerful Women". 2009-08-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "5 0 Most Powerful Women in Business 2006: Carol Meyrowitz". CNN Retrieved 2007-02-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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