Carol Meyrowitz

Carol M. Meyrowitz is the Executive Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer in the United States.[1] As of 2015, she is listed as the 76th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[2] As of 2014, she was also ranked as the 12th most powerful woman in the world by Fortune.[3]

Carol Meyrowitz
ResidenceFramingham, MA
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationBachelor of Arts/Science
Alma materRider University
OccupationExecutive Chairman
EmployerTJX Companies


Born to a Jewish family,[4] Meyrowitz graduated from Rider University with a bachelor's in marketing and management. She serves as a director of Amscan Holdings Inc. and Staples Inc. She's a member of The Boston Club's corporate advisory board, the board of governors for The Chief Executives' Club of Boston and the board of overseers for the Joslin Diabetes Center.[5]

History with TJX

Meyrowitz joined TJX Companies in 1983.[1] In 2001, she became Executive Vice President of the company, as well as the President of Marmaxx, the largest division of the company.[6] She rose to Senior Executive Vice President in March 2004, which she maintained until January 2005.[6] In January 2005, she left her positions and became an advisor for TJX and Berkshire Partners.[1][6] Her plan was to leave the advisory role in September of that year to "pursue new opportunities and challenges" outside of TJX.[7]

However, Meyrowitz became president on October 17, 2005;[1] additionally, she became a member of the board of directors on September 7, 2006.[6] 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.[1][6][8]

In January 2016 she was replaced as Chief Executive Officer of TJX by Ernie Herrman.[9]

Media recognition

She ranked 26th on CNN's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2006.[10] In 2009, Forbes ranked her 24th in their list of the 100 Most Powerful Women.[11] As of 2014, she is listed as the 76th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[2]

See also


  1. "The TJX Companies, Inc. Names Carol Meyrowitz President". Business Wire; Gale Group. 2005-10-06. Retrieved 2007-02-25.
  2. "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  3. "MPW 100 2014". Fortune. Fortune. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  4. Jewish Voice New York: "The World's Most Powerful Jewish Women" By Jen Levey September 5, 2012
  5. "12 to watch: Carol Meyrowitz". Boston Business Journal. December 30, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  6. "Carol Meyrowitz Profile". Retrieved 2007-02-25.
  7. "MEYROWITZ MOVING ON, HERRMAN MOVING UP AT TJX". Gale Group. November 2004. Retrieved 2007-02-25.
  8. "The TJX Companies, Inc. Announces Election of Carol Meyrowitz to Chief Executive Officer". MarketWatch, Inc. 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2007-02-25.
  9. "The TJX Companies, Inc. Announces Election of Ernie Herrman to CEO; Carol Meyrowitz Becomes Executive Chairman". Yahoo Finance. Archived from the original on 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  10. "5 0 Most Powerful Women in Business 2006: Carol Meyrowitz". CNN Retrieved 2007-02-25.
  11. "The 100 Most Powerful Women". 2009-08-19.
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