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Upcoming Engagements

I don’t currently have any available public workshops or events. Join my email list to find out when something is scheduled, see below for a sampling of past events, or contact me to explore setting something up for your team or community.

Podcasts and Recordings

Ways We Learn podcast, “Learning to Lead Through Play with Mary Hendra,” May 30, 2023. 

Want to know what I’ve learned doing the Lead with a dash of Play podcast? I was interviewed by Sean Dagony-Clark and Joe Burgess, and we talk about play and learning, why cultivating a playful mindset matters, and creating learning environments.

She Leads Now podcast, episode 35

Recorded in the Spring of 2022 as I had just made a significant job transition, this was a beautiful conversation space to reflect on my professional journey, transitions and negotiations, and what it means to lead a team. She Leads Now is hosted by Sabine Gedeon.

Weekly Woman
November 23, 2020

Life After Corporate
ep. 67

Past Engagements

Get Playful! Build Connection, Creativity, and Joy into Your Workplace.

IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference, June 6, 2022 in San Diego and online (available as recording).

Creating Greater Clarity, so you can Take Action! July 6 , 2022 9:00am PT

Thrilled to bring one of my signature talks to the network of women in SheCAN!

Workshop: Expanding Your Toolbox For Greater Clarity 

Presented within Six-Figure Accelerator program for CEOs.

The Network of Women (NYC)

Creating an Explicitly Gender Inclusive Environment, October 2021

Executive Roundtable: Get Playful! Build connection, creativity, and joy into your workplace. (February 2022)

Entrepreneur Roundtable: Expanding Your Toolbox for Greater Clarity. (January 2022)

Managers Roundtable: Using Play to Build Teamwork and Grow Creative Problem Solving (October 2021)

Los Angeles Networking Meetup: Re-Center Before the Holiday Rush (November 2021)

Workshop: Create Your Clarity (July 2020)

Online Moderator for regular LA Program events, including:

  • Changing the Face of Technology with Lisa Conn
  • Telling YOUR Story: an Interactive Workshop
  • Pandemic Pivots: Rethinking our Professional Choices with New Perspective
  • From Passion to Action: Growing Your Leadership on Nonprofit Boards

Host for monthly POD club discussions

On-line moderator/host for series on Civic Imagination, Civic Action

  • Dolores Huerta, civil rights icon and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, whose activism for 7 decades inspires and compels others to act.
  • Eric Marcus, whose interviews of LGBTQ civil rights activists (now shared through the Making Gay History podcast) illuminates the courage of individuals to raise their voices even when others don’t want to hear them.
  • Henry Jenkins, whose research on the intersection of participatory culture and pop culture provide new insight into understanding civic participation in a digital age.

On-stage interviewer for Alice Hoffman in conversation about her book, The World That We Knew.

Steamboat Springs Women’s Leadership Summit: Thrive Together Sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce

2021 Summit (virtual)

  • Building Community in Virtual and In-Person Settings

2020 Summit (virtual)

  • Disrupt Negative Patterns that Keep You Stuck: Create Your Clarity
  • Reclaim and Reassert Your Power as a Woman
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