Megan Beyer is a journalist, activist, and life-long advocate of women’s rights and gender issues, and the arts. In 2015, Ms. Beyer was appointed by President Barack Obama as Executive Director of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. During her tenure with the PCAH, Ms. Beyer led the first official U.S. Cultural Delegation to Cuba, resulting In a government-to-government collaboration following President Obama’s historic visit to the country.
In 2010, Ms. Beyer founded the bilateral Swiss-U.S. project, Sister Republics, accelerating private market drivers to break the glass ceiling. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2013, Ms. Beyer became Director, External Relations for the Swiss-based EDGE Gender Certification, a company that certifies companies achieving a global standard of gender certification.
Ms. Beyer began her career as a reporter covering education and politics for local and national television news programs. She was a regular contributor to Tamedia newspapers in Switzerland from 2010-2013 and in the US, and her essays are found on Motherhood Movement Online, Role ReBoot the Alexandria Times, and the Huffington Post. For the last 15 years she has been a regular panelist on To the Contrary, a women's political talk show on public television stations nationwide.
She serves on the board of the PeaceTech Lab and the board of Meridian International. Over the last twenty five years she has served on over a dozen of national, state and local boards including WETA- DC's public television station, the national board of Reading is Fundamental, Virginia NARAL and was Finance Chairman of the Virginia Community College System.