Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Anne Meaux

Anne Meaux, better known as the founder and president of Picture Agency 7, was born on 7th of July 1954. The company has achieved great heights and especially since 1989, it has been advising world leaders and multinational enterprises in forming their media image. She has also led the movement for the empowerment of women in the professional arena. In 1974, she graduated from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and also earned an LLM from the University of Paris in 1976. 
Her youth was deeply influenced by the contemporary movements of freedom in Prague and the struggle against the tyranny of communism. In 1968, when she was just 14 years old, she became a member of the Anti-Strike committee and later became the president of Defence Group Union. 
She started her political career in 1974 with campaigning for Valery Giscard d' Estaing. She also joined the Information and Communication department of Elysee where she created a programme evaluating the role of media in its treatment of the government decisions and measures. She also joined the government press service in 1976 and also worked as the communication adviser to Giscard d' Estaing and the UDF Parliamentary Group. From 1986 to 1988, she was the head of technical and communication advisory committee under the Minister of Industry Alain Madelin.
Anne Meaux founded her own company in 1989. It was the first French independent communication agency. With more than 70 employees and a large network in political, economical, cultural and media department of the government, Image 7 supports more than 100 clients in the development of their communication strategy. Recently, Image 7 has also opened its branches in London and Brussels.
Anne Meaux is also responsible for initiating several organisations and projects in charge of supporting the empowerment of women. In 2005, she founded Force Femme and Terrafemina.com. She was also instrumental in the creation of Women's Forum for the Economy and Society. 
Anne Meaux is indeed the epitome of women's liberation and empowerment movements and her achievements will always be remembered by the generations yet to come.

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