Mary Carouba
Co-Founder, The Women at Ground Zero Project, Keynote Speaker, Author, Performance Artist

A popular speaker and performer whose material shines a light on professional, personal and social issues, Mary is celebrated as a gifted storyteller whose presentations inspire and entertain. Using real-life examples and poignant stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, Mary vividly demonstrates to audience members the possibilities for their own lives.

Infusing even the most serious subject matter with humor comes naturally to this former professional stand-up comic, and laughter often punctuates her talks. Mary's background as an investigative social worker and program director also add richness and depth to her presentations and performances.

Event coordinators have remarked that they have never had a speaker as popular with their groups, and audience members respond with great enthusiasm to Mary's powerful message that almost anything is possible when individuals act with passion and urgency on their goals and dreams.

Mary is the co-author of the critically acclaimed
Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion, a book that honors the women heroes of 9/11. The challenging process of finding the women heroes and giving voice to their powerful and moving stories was Mary's own "ground zero," and the lessons she learned about taking risks, moving forward in the face of fear, and overcoming seemingly impossible odds became the cornerstone for a powerful series of inspirational presentations.
Mary Carouba

Mary delivers her popular presentations to corporate groups, first-responders, universities and colleges, non-profit organizations and community groups. She also performs on international cruises. Mary is currently working on a book and a one-woman play, "Life, Death, and Other Comedies."

Mary is available for keynote presentations and special events. Hear what audience members have to say about Mary's presentations.

Mary Carouba
carouba@womenatgroundzero.com
Phone: 707-322-7433
P.O. Box 443
Graton, CA 95444