Kathy Bloomgarden's power stems from incredible C-suite access at many of today's leading companies, which translated into a book, Trust: The Secret Weapon of Effective Business Leaders. In her 25-plus years in PR, she has done significant work for Novartis, BP, Pfizer, and many others. She has the ear of many esteemed journalists, who take her calls, in part, because of her access. Internally, Bloomgarden has helped lead her firm to continual growth, evidenced by a 12% rise in US revenue and an 8% global revenue increase in 2006. A tireless traveler and networker, she is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and the Women's Leadership Board of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.