What Monterey Women in Business
Need to Know
with Guest Speaker
Monterey County Supervisor
Join us for an engaging and informative evening where Monterey County Supervisor Mary Adams will give us an update on the following:
- Insights into the current local political environment impacting professional women
- The latest statistics on Women in Business in the Monterey County
- Important updates from the Commission on the Status of Women
Supervisor Mary Adams has led a 30-year career of public service solving problems for local families. Elected in 2016 as the Fifth District Supervisor of Monterey County, Mary Adams has been called to serve and lead again.
During Mary’s 14 years as CEO of United Way Monterey County, she helped raise $50 million to provide crucial services for thousands of local people. She worked with the County on many of these issues, helping homeless children, providing meals for seniors, preventing gang violence, and increasing economic opportunity for working families.
She spearheaded the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program, offering free tax services to many working families who were unaware of the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax refunds, helping local families increase their long-term economic security.
She also led the implementation of a program which provides new, fully stocked backpacks to many of the thousands of homeless students in Monterey County, allowing them to start school ready to learn.
During the mortgage crisis in 2008, Mary convened federal and local elected officials and local businesses to help residents stay in their homes.
Mary Adams was recognized for this work with Woman of the Year Awards from the Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women and CSU Monterey Bay School of Business.
Prior to leading United Way Monterey County, Mary held senior leadership positions at the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Foundation, where she took on Big Tobacco, helped save hundreds of millions in funding for public health programs, and reduced tobacco- related illness and death in California. When revenue for these health programs was later threatened, Mary was brought back to save the funding, and received the American Heart Association’s Time, Feeling Focus Award for her work.
Mary Adams earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College.
June 6, 2018, Bay Park Hotel, Crazy Horse Restaurant, 1425 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA.
For more information, contact Program Chair Patti Fagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.