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From Cinderella to CEO

How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairytales to Transform your Work Life


“From Cinderella to CEO”

Fairy tales have entranced us for hundreds of years because they offer lessons that are relevant to anyone, in any time or place. Cary Broussard and a team of creative writers, marketers and business professionals have applied the timeless wisdom of fairy tales to the modern world of work to offer guidance and insights to improve career satisfaction and success.

A long time advocate for women, Cary speaks to audiences coast-to-coast and globally about how to successfully navigate issues of integrity, personal and professional development.


Cary’s book, From Cinderella to CEO, has been published in 10 languages. Her podcast, CinderellaCEO On Air, can be found on iTunes and Spreaker. Cary melds the business parables and wisdom found in thousand year old fairy tales with modern day, purpose-driven leadership concepts.

Cinderella to CEO™ Inaugural Awards

Once upon a time there were thousands of real-life Cinderellas who were changing the world for the better and not being recognized for their outstanding work, their brain power and their generosity. A wise group of fairy godmentors  has decided now is THE time to lift these women up, by highlighting their lives and leadership. Learn more about the awards and how you can help make real dreams come true.

What’s New?

Speaking engagement

August 8

Cinderella to CEO Awards Luncheon

Cinderella to CEO Awards Luncheon

JW Marriott Essex House New York City Cary Broussard, author, speaker and scholar of women’s studies, hosted the first annual Cinderella to CEO Awards. Sponsors and supporters include Aimbridge Hospitality, Carnival Toyota, Fiserv, Travel Leaders Group, JW Marriott Essex House, AHLA, Red Roof, Sodexo, Owls Brew, Shepherd & Associates, 2020Women…

May 15

Commencement Speaker – The Katz School of Science and Health

Cary Broussard was invited to deliver the commencement address to the graduates of Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University in New York City. A great day meeting all the graduates, professors, parents and friends. Cary’s speech addresses her journey from Cinderella to CEO, overcoming obstacles, learning how…

April 4

Pepsico Pinnacle Executive Women

Leading with Confidence, Courage and Consciousness, Dallas, Texas

New Podcasts!

Kevin Detz, Chief Accounting Officer at Aimbridge Hospitality, Shares His Mentoring Tips