Brooke among Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Women’

Beth Brooke (BSM ’81), global vice chair of public policy, sustainability and stakeholder engagement at Ernst & Young, was included for the fourth time in Forbes Magazine’s annual ranking of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.”

Brooke, who made her debut on the list in 2006, has responsibility for Ernst & Young’s operations in 140 countries and relations with regulators, policymakers and capital market stakeholders.

Beth Brooke

Beth Brooke

She also is a member of the accounting firm’s Global Management Group and Americas Executive Board.

During the Clinton Administration, Brooke worked for two years in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she was responsible for all tax policy matters related to insurance and managed care. She played important roles in the healthcare reform and Superfund reform efforts.

Brooke also is an outspoken voice for the advancement of women, serving on the boards of the National Womens' Law Center and The White House Project. In January this year, she championed the first-ever gender quota implementation on top company delegations at the Davos World Economic Forum.

An active member of Purdue’s alumni community, Brooke has returned to campus in recent years to speak to students as both an Old Master and a Krannert Distinguished Executive Lecturer.