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Kathy O'Brien

The Womens Conference

How She Empowers Others

Kathy O’Brien is Unilever’s Vice President of Marketing for Personal Care in the United States. She is responsible for AXE®,  Dove®, Caress®, Lever 2000®, Suave®, Vaseline®, Pond’s® and Q-tips®.

During her time at Unilever, Kathy has worked in Customer Development, Marketing and Shopper Marketing.

Prior to assuming her most current role, Kathy was the Marketing Director for Dove. She was responsible for building brand equity and executing brand activation plans for Dove in the United States.  During her tenure on Dove, Kathy led programs that helped Dove achieve its goal of reaching 5 millions girls with self esteem programming. Dove is the leading personal wash brand in the United States

Previously she was the North American Brand Development Director for all® detergent. During the three years in this critical role, she helped lead the brand to #2 in the detergent category. 

Kathy holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and an MBA from Columbia University in New York City. She resides in Rowayton, CT.