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Expanding Your Horizons Girl's Conference

March 22, 2014 UVU
Sorensen Student Center
$25 Admissions

Keynote Speakers

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Mary Michelle Scott

Mary Scott, President of Fishbowl, has helped several of Utah's most prominent organizations transform from fledgling start-ups to national and global leadership status. In January 2011, she joined Fishbowl, the leading provider of inventory management and asset tracking solutions. She played a key role in Fishbowl's successful company buyback during 2011, a year in which Fishbowl also experienced an overall growth rate of 70%. Fishbowl demonstrated that it has staying power as a company by making it onto the Inc. 500|5000 and Deloitte's Fast 500 for the sixth year in a row in 2013.


In 2012 Mary was recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners as one of their "Business Women of the Year" Honorees. Mary has been honored as one of Utah's
30 Women to Watch and was also named to the "Women in Tech Winner's Circle" by the Women's Technology Council. She has also been included on the vSpring list of the 100 top entrepreneurs. Only 10 women in Utah have been selected. The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce recognized Mary as an Athena Finalist for her work to inspire women to create meaningful careers. Also, her work on the Navajo Nation received the attention of Suze Orman and was honored by Avon Foundation.


She is a contributing columnist with her business partner for Harvard Business Review, Forbes and several other national and international publications. She has served on the Utah Valley University Foundation Board of Executive Directors since 2006 and has assisted the university in receiving several grants that have provided professional training and certification in Utah, Hawaii and the Navajo Nation.


Mary has served as a keynote speaker at every University in Utah and also for Society for Human Resources (SHRM) events. She speaks on inspired leadership, team building, business development and information/marketing technologies. Mary has served as an adjunct instructor at UVU since 2001.


In addition to serving as Fishbowl's President, Mary is co-founder of the Courage Above Mountains (CAM) Foundation, Fishbowl's corporate responsibility arm. The CAM Center provides business incubation space and digital learning programs for small businesses in the Utah community, as well as offering learning, health and enrichment services to underserved individuals in the U.S. and abroad. Mary serves as a project lead on the National Science Foundation team, overseeing the UVU NSF Authorized Testing and Online Training Center for QuickBooks, Microsoft, and Adobe for the U.S. and Australia.


She brings a strong community focus to the company thanks to her experience as the vice president of corporate development at Certiport. From 2001-2010, she helped grow Certiport from a startup to a global training and certification provider for Microsoft, Adobe, Intuit and other companies.


Prior to joining Fishbowl, Mary served as Certiport's VP of Corporate Development, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility programs, helping to build the organization from a grassroots startup to a world-class provider of more than 10 million certifications for Microsoft, MeasureUp, CompTIA, Adobe and IC3 (basic digital literacy). Mary also holds the highest Human Resources Certification from SHRM, the Senior Professional Human Resource (SPHR) certification and a Microsoft Certified Professional Instructor.


Mary has extensive experience in grant funding and program development. She served as a project officer for a Community-Based Job Training and a National Science Foundation grant with NASA, the LINUX Professional Institute and other strategic partners from 2008 to 2013.


Mary helped obtain critical grant funding to build education and employment programs with Certiport, the state of Utah, Navajo Nation, Microsoft, Adobe, UVU, Kelly Employment Services, Cisco/Tandberg, World Class Health Enterprises and Certification Partners. She has a passion for building highly motivated teams and mentoring individuals to achieve their highest potential. She is the co-founder of UVU's Skilled2Succeed program.


Among her other career highlights, Mary helped to launch the first information bank in the state of Utah as the director of business development at Center7, and served as the MIS director at Axent/Symantec for seven years and as a project manager for the U.S. Air Force at Sembach Air Base in Germany.


Mary attended Snow College and Southern Utah University where she served as editor of both campus newspapers. Mary also attended Indiana at Purdue University where she completed the Master Information Technology Associate Program and certified as a Digital Equipment VMS Corporation Systems Engineer while interning at Blue Cross Blue Shield.