Margaret Perlis

Forbes Contributor

Margaret M. Perlis is a freelance journalist chronicling the idea of excellence in people, products and practice. As a contributor to, she examines that question with her “Inside Excellence” column, blasting away stereotypes while encouraging us to find new, innovative ways of celebrating each other and the unique qualities we bring to the table.

She’s a published children’s book author and is launching, an on-line destination…”to become the woman of your dreams”.

Perlis worked in marketing/media for more than two decades. She started as an entrepreneur running a successful art gallery in San Francisco as well as founding/publishing a women’s lifestyle magazine…“for women who get it.” Perlis also held executive marketing positions at Ziff Davis, Outward Bound, Yahoo!, and AOL.

She is committed to sharing her driving belief that excellence is an ongoing attitude not an endgame.

She studied at Bennington College and graduated from Mills College with a degree in English Literature. (And, she has a fierce forehand.)