Carol Meyrowitz

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Carol Meyrowitz (age 59)[1] is the president, Chief Executive Officer, and director of TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer in the United States.[2] As of 2014, she is listed as the 76th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[3]

History with TJX[edit]

Meyrowitz joined TJX Companies in 1983.[2] In 2001, she became Executive Vice President of the company, as well as the President of Marmaxx, the largest division of the company.[4] She rose to Senior Executive Vice President in March 2004, which she maintained until January 2005.[4] In January 2005, she left her positions and became an advisor for TJX and Berkshire Partners.[2][4] Her plan was to leave the advisory role in September of that year to "pursue new opportunities and challenges" outside of TJX.[5]

However, Meyrowitz became president on October 17, 2005;[2] additionally, she became a member of the board of directors on September 7, 2006.[4] 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.[2][4][6]

Media recognition[edit]

In 2009, Forbes ranked her 24th in their list of the 100 Most Powerful Women.[7] She ranked 26th on CNN's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2006.[8] As of 2014, she is listed as the 76th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Carol Meyrowitz - Forbes". FORBES. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "The TJX Companies, Inc. Names Carol Meyrowitz President". Business Wire; Gale Group. 2005-10-06. Retrieved 2007-02-25. 
  3. ^ a b "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Carol Meyrowitz Profile". Retrieved 2007-02-25. 
  5. ^ "MEYROWITZ MOVING ON, HERRMAN MOVING UP AT TJX.". Gale Group. November 2004. Retrieved 2007-02-25. [dead link]
  6. ^ "The TJX Companies, Inc. Announces Election of Carol Meyrowitz to Chief Executive Officer". MarketWatch, Inc. 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2007-02-25. 
  7. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". 2009-08-19. 
  8. ^ "5 0 Most Powerful Women in Business 2006: Carol Meyrowitz". CNN Retrieved 2007-02-25. 

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