Speaker & CEO
A seasoned corporate relations executive, Mary Stutts has provided global leadership in biotechnology, healthcare, technology and media industries including Genentech, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Kaiser Permanente, UnitedHealth Group and Comcast NBCUniversal.
Her current book, The Missing Mentor: Women Advising Women on Power, Progress and Priorities,is regularly listed among the top sellers on women in leadership and achieving career success. Her first book, Ten Keys To Overcoming Disappointment is in its second printing.
Mary is a frequent speaker on the dynamics of women and men in leadership, mentoring, diversity and inclusion and how to add value in growing corporations and organizations. She has provided career and mentoring advice in multiple issues of Essence magazine as well as The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur magazine. She has spoken at venues including Fortune 500 companies, the Harvard Business School Dynamic Women in Business Conference, the Wharton Women in Business Conference, professional associations, civic and economic development organizations.
Mary is on the Board of the Global Women’s Funding Network – the largest philanthropic network in the world devoted to women and girls.
She is also on the Advisory Board of WorldWideWomen, a social enterprise startup company that is a global resource center dedicated to building a global movement for women’s and girls’ equality through technology, philanthropy and advocacy.
In recognition of her leadership skills, Mary was inducted into the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL). The WBL is an invitation-only organization that works to increase the number of senior executive women from the health care industry who serve as members of corporate boards of directors.
Growing up as a foster child from the age of 5 inspired Mary to serve several terms on the national board of directors of the Court Appointed Special Advocates for foster children.
Her passion for supporting, nurturing and developing youth and professionals aspiring to leadership positions led her to found The Excellent Life Center, a 501c3 STEAM organization focused on increasing proficiency in science, technology and math education and careers while nurturing and developing proficiency in Arts careers via Open Stage Workshops, fashion and video production.
A graduate in Communications Management at the University of Louisiana, she earned a Masters degree in Health Administration at the University of Southern California. Mary is also a graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program on Strategy and Organization.