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By Carole Copeland Thomas
For many behind a desk, sitting at a cubicle or toiling at a demanding job, the goal of becoming an entrepreneur seems like a distant dream. However, some, like our November 1st Conference Roundtable Speaker, Mary Fernandes have figured out a smart transition from the corporate desk to their own small business enterprise.
Life After A Corporate Career Path: The Road To Entrepreneurship looks at that path through the eyes of one smart business owner whose success is hard to miss.
About Our Roundtable Speaker
Mary A. Fernandes is the owner of Vermarje International. Vermarje brings the exciting and intriguing world of tea to their customers. The essence and spirit of the teatime experience, beauty, comfort, conversation, and joy can be found in Vermarje Afternoon Tea and Tea Salons at Three. Vermarje is a member of the Artisans at Stetson Hall – Co-op/Shop, in Randolph, Massachusetts.
Mary served as Assistant General Manager for Supplier Diversity and Development Office at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) /Mass Department of Transportation (MassDOT). She developed and implemented a business plan to increase the vendor and contracting pool of small, minority and women-owned business for the MBTA.
Mary is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BA in Human Resource Management. She has received many awards: Northeastern’s Sojourner Truth Award, the Massachusetts Manuel Carballo Award for Excellence in Public Service, the American Public Transit Association Excellence in Civil Rights Leadership Award, the Women Transportation Seminar-Boston, Diversity Leadership Award, The Boston & Vicinity Club Business Community Service Award and the COMTO Leadership and Diversity Award. Mary was also honored for her career and business success at the Multicultural Symposium Series' 2018 Black History Breakfast.
Although Mary believes strongly in community engagement, she encourages each of us to slow down, pause, and sip tea and enjoy the moment.
Compelling Keynote Speakers. Distinguished Panel Presenters. Robust Roundtable Speakers. All waiting for you at the November 1st Multicultural Conference. Bring your staff, your team, and your emerging leaders. Your registration automatically makes you a MEMBER of the Multicultural Symposium Series (MSS).
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