Mary E. Stutts

Mary Stutts is an accomplished leader who thrives on living life to the fullest, never backing away from a challenge and not hesitating to embrace the new and unexplored. Mary’s energy and zest for maintaining a transformative mindset and helping others achieve life goals is contagious - making her a sought-after advisor, speaker, advocate and board member.

She has provided global leadership in biotechnology, healthcare, technology and media industries at Fortune 200 companies including Genentech, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Kaiser Permanente, UnitedHealth Group and Comcast NBCUniversal. She has extensive experience leading strategic transformations in the face of rapid technology and market changes and executing multi-faceted campaigns in dynamic, high stakes competitive environments.

Mary is a frequent speaker on the dynamics of women and men in leadership, inclusive leadership, developing your personal brand, mastering entrepreneurship and the imperative for women leaders to add value in growing corporations. 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.

Mary leads both inclusive leadership and emerging workforce career development workshops for corporations seeking top level and frontline grassroots solutions for cultivating inclusive cultures.

A foster child from the age of five, Mary quickly came to the realization that if she was going to live the life of her dreams she had to focus on education, personal development and opening doors. She went on to earn a B.A. degree in Communications Management from the University of Louisiana, a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California and completed the Executive Program on Organization and Strategy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Mary sits on the Board of Zogenix Therapeutics and the advisory boards of Wellist, Slone Partners, and The NBA Wives Association. She is the Board Chair for Zelot, Inc, a digital entertainment startup of diverse entrepreneurs.

Mary’s passion for supporting, nurturing and developing youth and professionals aspiring to leadership positions led her to found The Excellent Life Center, a 501c3 organization focused on developing underrepresented youth and women aspiring to leadership positions.

TCEL partners with corporations and influencers to design virtual internships for underrepresented youth. The TCEL Virtual Internship Program accepts high school juniors, seniors and college freshmen and sophomores from around the country giving them access to companies, leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs they likely would never encounter outside of the program.

TCEL’s program and its interns have been featured in Essence, ABC7, USA Today, Sirius Satellite Radio and local media outlets around the country.