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helley Zalis, CEO of the Female Quotient (The
FQ) is a passionate advocate leading a movement towards gender equality in the workplace. With offices in LA and New York and a
staff of 28 (and growing), The FQ is making its
mark on the world. Their office space at 10
Hudson Yards located on the 48th floor, has a
dazzling panoramic view of Manhattan and New Jersey. The view
seems to exemplify Zalis who is undeniably a force for change.
In 2000, she left the corporate world to become a pioneer in
online research. She created OTX (Online Testing Exchange),
which in nine years became one of the largest global research
companies. She sold OTX to Ipsos in 2010, where she led
innovation in more than 80 countries at Ipsos OTX.
She then launched The Female Quotient and Girls' Lounge
(which has evolved into the FQ Lounge) to support and mentor
women to find their voice, embrace their feminine leadership
powers and work to transform corporate culture. Today, Zalis
works with Fortune 500 companies to advance gender equality.
The FQ's signature pop-up experience, the FQ Lounge (formerly the Girls' Lounge), brings a 'Home of Equality' to major
conferences, companies and college campuses worldwide and
attracts leaders at events including the World Economic Forum,
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and CES. The
FQ team aims to further expand lounges in Saudi Arabia, the
NBA and the New York Comedy Festival. Through this movement, Zalis has connected more than 18,000 women in business and created the largest female-led community to change
workplace culture. She recently passed the three-million-mile
mark on United Airlines, a testament to her global networking.
She also is the co-founder of #SeeHer, a movement led by the
Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to increase the accurate portrayal of women and girls in advertising and media. She
sits on the Board of Directors for MAKERS, ColorComm and
Dress for Success and has received many honors including the
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and a Matrix
Award, which honors extraordinary female leaders in the communications industry. Zalis has also been inducted into the
IRTS Hall of Mentorship and been honored by Girls Inc. for her
achievements. In addition to all of these accomplishments, she
is also a wife and a mother of three.
She sat down with i3 in late August to talk about the importance of building relationships, including becoming the Official
Equality Partner for CES 2020. Her tote sums it up, 'Chief
Troublemaker.' "You have to break the rules to write new ones."
She explains, "This really is our moment; when purpose meets
passion, you are unstoppable."

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