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.

Mary is a frequent speaker on the dynamics of women and men in 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 workshops at Fortune 500 companies, the Harvard Business School Dynamic Women in Business Conference, the Wharton Women in Business Conference, professional associations, government and economic development organizations.

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 is on the Board of the Global Women’s Funding Network – the largest philanthropic network in the world devoted to women and girls and The NBA Wives Association where she provides coaching, mentoring and personal branding guidance to the organization as it galvanizes women of influence to nurture youth, build strong communities and achieve economic stability for families and women globally.

Mary 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; Wellist – a woman owned digital health startup providing integrated patient experience solutions; Frrager, Inc. an entertainment app 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 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.