Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Topic: Engineering a Passion
Organization: The Story Tellers Channel's "Stories that Matter!"
Location: Richmond, VA
Have you ever wondered wanted to just get a challenging circumstance over with so you can move on to something better? After a tough road to complete her engineering degree, Mary realized she really didn’t want to be an engineer. What she didn’t realize is that was the exact path that lead to her passion. She shares her journey and pivot points we can all relate to, including that it was her Mom’s idea!
About Mary Foley
Bodacious Mary Foley believes that successful careers 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 create the careers they really want.
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 the author of three books including Bodacious! Career: Outrageous Success for Working Women, featured blogger on WorkingMother.com, and former co-host of the Girlfriend We Gotta Talk radio show.
As a facilitator and speaker, she energizes women with practical advice to increase their confidence, expand their influence, and thrive on change. Regardless of her engineering background, no matter what Mary’s doing, she absolutely refuses to wear a pocket protector.
In a surprising turn of events, Mary appeared on the cover of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and was spoofed on the E! Entertaining TV show The Soup. She will tell you how that happened over a glass of wine.
Read more about Mary Foley, Engineering and Energizing Women’s Careers, Communities, and Events
About the Story Tellers Channel’s “Stories that Matter!”
Storytellers Channel produces workshops and performances showcasing people’s authentic stories. Under the guidance of experienced professionals, workshop participants collaborate to shape and share their personal stories.
We believe everyone has a story, a good story, maybe even a great story. Some people discover they have more than one. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to tell their stories so others will want to listen. Some of us cut to the chase too soon, leaving out entertaining and important elements. Others rattle on, never getting to the point. Still others of us are afraid of rejection and so keep our stories to ourselves.
During our workshops storytellers rehearse telling their stories to one another . With the help of feedback from fellow participants and their Director, the Storytellers edit and polish their stories, while gaining confidence in their ability to hold their audience’s attention.
Upon completing the workshop, storytellers share their story in a Showcase . They tell their story on stage in a local theater before an invited audience of their family and friends. This hospitable environment provides the perfect atmosphere for recounting the stories the participants just “have to tell”. Those authentic stories that mean so much to our storytellers and their audiences.
The performances are recorded, and then edited, packaged and distributed for viewing and sale at Storytellers Channel. The recordings are transcribed and the showcase’s stories are published as books. The books are submitted to the Library of Congress and sold on Amazon.