2011 California Woman of the Year
Motivational and Inspirational Speaker
Former Champion Toastmaster
Inducted into the Library of Congress
Mary Kennedy has been speaking professionally since 1989. She is a dynamic and thought provoking leadership coach, author, motivational and keynote speaker. As the former CEO/President of the Lathrop District Chamber of Commerce, she has shared the speakers’ platform with such notables as: Senator Lois Wolk, Senator Kathleen Galigiani, Congresswoman Karen Bass, International Leadership Trainer Donna Hartley, Martin Luther King III and many more.
As a trailblazer in the City of Lathrop, Mary Kennedy was nominated,” Woman of the Year” for the State of California by Senator Lois Wolk the 5th District.
She was also placed in the Library of Congress in 2012 and 2013 consecutively, as an Outstanding Professional. During her tenure as the CEO/President of the Lathrop District Chamber of Commerce she created the first youth chamber in the United States. Through her efforts, the chamber was recognized as Business of Excellence.
Mary is also the CEO of TYPP (Turn Your Passion into Profit), a Speaking Institution, that was founded on the concept and belief that expressing oneself through effective communication is an essential skill needed in this global society. As a former producer and talk show host of TYPP (Turn Your Passion into Profit), she was afforded the opportunity to discuss an array of hot button topics evolving around public speaking and public affairs.
Her professional affiliations include board memberships in such organizations as: Lathrop District Chamber of Commerce, Library of Congress, Workforce Investment Board, Boys and Girls Club, Lathrop Sunrise Rotary, and a former member of B.A.S.S. (Bay Area Speakers Services), League of Women Voter, NAACP and more. Mary Kennedy had been labeled as the “Energizer Bunny” by Senator Lois Wolk and” Unstoppable” By Motivational Speaker Les Brown.