Lois Juliber is the retired Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Colgate-Palmolive. Since retiring from Colgate in 2005, she has focused her energy on serving on corporate boards (DuPont, Goldman Sachs and Kraft), supporting not for profit organizations in education and microfinance (Wellesley College, The MasterCard Foundation as Chairman, and Women’s World Banking) and enjoying life.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lois grew up on Long Island before attending Wellesley College and then Harvard Business School. She started her career at General Foods where she spent 15 years working on iconic brands like Post Cereals and Kool Aid. In 1988, she left General Foods as a Vice President and joined Colgate-Palmolive as President, Far East and Canada. In her 17 years at Colgate, Lois had responsibility for all of Colgate’s businesses worldwide and led innovation in manufacturing, research and development, information technology and marketing.
Over the years, Lois has been recognized for her outstanding leadership. She received the Financial Women’s Association Woman of the Year Award in 1995, the Starlight Association Award for Corporate Leadership, and the American Advertising Foundation Award for Diversity Leadership. She has been honored by Girls Inc., the Girl Scouts, Legal Momentum, and the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence for her contributions in helping women advance. She has been recognized by Advertising Age as a Woman to Watch, has been on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women list for 5 years, and was recognized by Business Week as an Outstanding Leader. She has also received the Wellesley College Distinguished Alumnae Achievement Award.