Bobbie Carlton, founder of Innovation Women, Innovation Nights and Carlton PR & Marketing, is an award-winning marketing, PR and social media professional. She speaks regularly on public speaking, especially for women, social media, building innovation communities, startups and product launches, and consults with small businesses and individuals on social networking, marketing and PR.
Previously, in addition to working with a number of Boston-area PR and marketing firms, she headed global PR at enterprise software companies PTC and Cognos (now part of IBM). In 2006 she switched gears, joining a startup focused on providing positive values for preteen girls through a social network and book series.
Innovation Women is an online speakers' bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women designed to help event managers gender-balance their speaker slates. Mass Innovation Nights is a social media powered new product showcase and networking event. MIN has launched almost 1500 new products which have collectively received more than $3 billion in funding.
In 2010 she was named one of the “Ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community”, and in 2011 she was a recipient of a Mass High Tech All-star award. In 2015 she was named a Boston Business Journal Woman to Watch. PR News called her a PR Gamechanger in 2017. And, she was one of BostInno's 50 on Fire in 2018.