Success Story Comes Home to the Motor City
Business Powerhouse & CEO, Mary Parker, Shares Her Secret to Becoming Multimillionaire with Detroit Audience of Women Entrepreneurs
Parker, who left Detroit, MI, for Atlanta, GA in the early 90's is a General Motors Alum, and she credits many of her important business lessons to her time with the nations auto giant. "If you read my autobiography, The Chick in Charge, you're going to hear about my time with GM, and what working in this male-dominated industry did for me professionally."
Though raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Parker, who has become a phenom as a hugely successful female CEO in the male-dominated security industry, learned lessons that only the Motor City could teach, "I love Detroit. I come here often. I have lifelong friends here, and this city helped create the successful entrepreneur that I WAS, as well as the successful CEO that I AM."
Partnering with National Business League in Detroit, Mary Parker has made a smart and a strong alliance with city leader, Dr. Ken Harris. "Dr. Harris is an inspiration to me. His contributions throughout the country and to the success of women business owners in Detroit are unprecedented. I respect Dr. Harris and couldn't ask for a better supporter."
The feeling is mutual, as Dr. Harris likes to point out, "Mary Parker's success is a product of her life in Detroit and her work with General Motors." He continues, "I want the women business owners in this city and throughout the country to see Mary, to meet and get to know her, and more importantly, to be inspired by her leadership. The lessons she shares with the FACS University Program have their roots in Detroit, and can be integrated into the success of our amazing population of women-owned businesses."
Parker, who conceived of this program after a stint mentoring young female entrepreneurs, recently launched her national promotional tour with its inaugural debut in Atlanta, GA. FACS University is an anacronym for Parker's tried and true formula for business success: FOCUS, ANALYZE, COMMIT & STRATEGIZE. "These 4 pillars work together to hold up the foundation for a successful business. Being an entrepreneur can be overwhelming – you're in charge of marketing, sales, business development – everything!" says Parker, "We give our ladies a 'compass' of sorts – we show them the way!"
The Women's Entrepreneurial Empowerment Summit will take place at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History at 315 East Warren Avenue, in Detroit, Michigan, on April 4th, 2019. Featured speakers include former GM Foundation President, Vivian Piccard; CEO & Founder of The Detroit Development Fund, Gail Perry-Mason;
F.A.C.S. (Focus, Analyze, Commit, Strategize) University is an entrepreneurial training program offered through the Mary Parker Foundation. This is a comprehensive business training program designed to position women entrepreneurs to become CEO's of their businesses. Tickets are available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/
Parker is committed to Raising Other Generations in the areas of:
The Summit provides a platform for attendees to exchange ideas, connect with other influential women and create lasting business relationships. The Summit will positively impact participants businesses while also allowing them to benefit from dynamic discussions and expert advice on how to move their businesses to the next level of profitability.
Mary Parker Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All contributions to the Summit are tax deductible.
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