Mary Ann Marzano is not your traditional speaker! Lots of talks, lots of interests, and lots to say about women in business, learning from mistakes, and her orphanage in Haiti. (Take the Mic podcast interview transcript.)
This is a transcript of my Take the Mic podcast interview with Mary Ann Marzano. Click to listen to the interview on iTunes (Ep. 6)
Note to readers: I'm experimenting with posting the transcripts of interviews from my podcast, Teke the Mic. Please forgive the imperfect formatting.
Cathy Welcome to episode number six of Take the Mic podcast. Take the mic is the podcast that highlights women who use their voice to change the world. You can now listen to us on iTunes and Stitcher and you could learn more about us at WomenSpeak Up.org .
A few years ago I ran into Mary Ann Marzano at a women's business networking meeting and she was being honored as (WBOA)businesswoman of the year, which is just a tiny reflection of how active she is in the community. But the coolest thing was that Mary Ann and I had gone to high school together. Although our high school class had million kids in it, so we didn't know each other so well, but it’s been great to reconnect. Mary Ann is a business owner and mentor to women, but she's also an impassioned speaker, and we even had the chance to give our TEDx talks together last fall. She is a speaker who talks about a lot of different topics - creating and funding and running an orphanage in Haiti and her work in Haiti, helping to support women, to name a few. Mary Ann is also going to talk about what she does in challenging speaking situations when she has to work with a translator and she's going to teach us a new word. So Mary Ann, welcome and tell us about yourself.