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Marilyn Moats Kennedy

Marilyn Moats Kennedy (BSJ65, MSJ66) was a member of the Medill Hall of Achievement.

Kennedy began her career as a teacher and administrator at DePaul University in Chicago. She started a business, Career Strategies, to help people plan and navigate their careers. She later founded Moats-Kennedy, Inc. through which she provided consulting, seminars and speeches to individuals, businesses, and associations. Kennedy was Job Strategies editor for Glamour magazine for 18 years. She wrote six books on career planning and office politics, wrote and published a monthly newsletter and wrote columns for many business and professional publications. She was a founding member of Council of 100, a group of highly successful alumnae who mentor female students at Northwestern.

She served as president of the Chicago Headline Club and the Chicago chapter of Women in Communications.

Kennedy died in January 2017.