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Mary Burke

About Mary Burke

Richie sits down with Mary Burke, CEO & Founder of Building Brave. Tune in to hear how Mary's unlikely campaign for governor motivated her to create a community to connect, inspire, and empower women.

Topics Covered
  • Mary's new non-profit, Building Brave
  • Her campaign for governor
  • Her advice to women

Mary is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and social entrepreneur. She is CEO and Founder of Building Brave, an organization whose mission is for women to discover their most confident selves. She is on the Board of the Burke Foundation, Madison Board of Education and co-founded the AVID/TOPS college preparation program which supports over 1,000 students as they aspire to earn a college degree.

In 2014, she was the first woman in Wisconsin history to win the nomination for Governor for a major party. She has held leadership positions in private, public and non-profit sectors as Vice President of Finance for Intrepid Corporation, Director of European Operations for Trek Bicycle, and Wisconsin’s Secretary of Commerce. Mary earned her BS in Business Administration at Georgetown University and her MBA from Harvard University.