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Dr. Joan T. Schmelz

How Savvy Women Thrive on Change, Increase Their Confidence & Power-Up Their Career

  Mary Foley
  John Bahcall Auditorium
  2pm October 20,2015

Are you satisfied with your career? Frustrated by not being fully recognized for your abilities? Anxious about organizational change? If you’re like most women, you sense you could be doing better. The good news is that embedded in change are opportunities for your career, if you’re willing to embrace the process and make the most of it. That’s what savvy women do. They take charge of their career and become a powerful asset to their organization.

Through Mary’s in-the-trenches stories and energizing style, in this session you will learn:

Mary Foley believes that energizing careers and events don't just happen – they are engineered.

That's why she has combined her engineering education, passion for inspiring professional women and two decades of live program experience to help women invigorate their careers and to help meeting planners power up the live events and communities that professional women crave.

Mary began sharing career advice after her 10-year career at AOL - when AOL was cool - where she started as an $8 an hour customer service rep and rose to become the company's first head of corporate training. Known for her uncommon insights, candidness and humor, Mary is an author, featured blogger on, video maven, lively presenter, engaging facilitator, and event engineer who refuses to wear a pocket protector. Mary has also appeared on the cover of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and has been spoofed on the E! Entertainment TV Show The Soup.