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About Mary

Mary is the President & CEO of HERdacity, a women’s leadership nonprofit dedicated to supporting women’s economic empowerment by bringing women together to lead their best lives.  Mary speaks regularly on women’s leadership, women in the workplace issues and career and networking. Prior to joining HERdacity, Mary was the Director of Business Planning & Analytics in Dell/EMC’s multi-billion-dollar Retail segment where she led strategy and marketing initiatives.

While at Dell, Mary drove volunteer engagement for Dell’s Legacy of Good initiative for the 1000+ member Consumer and Small Business group. In 2016, Mary was selected to lead Dell’s PRIDE community global pillar to drive LGBT diversity and inclusion. Dell earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Best Place to Work” for LGBT 2016, 2017.

Mary is the mother of 4 teenagers and lives in Austin, TX.  She has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in English Literature from Williams College.


About the Workshop “Tools for your Toolbox: Using LinkedIn to Enhance Your Career"

More than ever, your ability to provide a distinctive, compelling and professional presence on LinkedIn is a key factor in  networking within your field and successfully navigating your career journey.   Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out in HERdacity’s hands-on training session.  In this workshop, we will  focus on:

  • Understanding the most important real estate on a LinkedIn profile
  • Learning how to write a distinctive headline that will make your profile stand out
  • Crafting your personal narrative and reflecting it in your summary
  • Understanding best practices to optimize key fields in the profile
  • Developing sound networking practices to grow your influence
  • Learning how headhunters use LinkedIn to find candidates

Come ready to learn, edit and make your profile shine. Bring your laptop. The workshop includes a detailed presentation, break-out groups, Q&A opportunities, career networking & development strategies  and networking time.  Individual profile feedback will also be provided as time permits.  Looking forward to helping you maximize your digital footprint!

Thursday, August 9th, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM CT

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