Marcy Twete

Official Bios

Speaking Engagements Bio: Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit sector, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 and 2013 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.

Writing Bio: Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete a career and networking expert and the author of the book You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works. In 2012, Marcy founded Career Girl Network, an online resource that provides women with information and networking opportunities to empower them in their careers and to advance the work of women in business as a whole. Prior to launching Career Girl Network, Marcy worked as a fundraising consultant with Grenzebach Glier & Associates serving clients like the University of Cambridge, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and WomenThrive among others. Her experience in fundraising and marketing began in Washington, DC with Fabiani & Company and continued in Minnesota with organizations like WomenVenture and Pillsbury United Communities. Marcy is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and a native of rural North Dakota. She is the Vice Chair of the Chicago Board of Directors for Step Up Women’s Network in Chicago and a member of the Advisory Board for Girls on the Run Twin Cities, and is dedicated to advancing the work of organizations that move the needle for women and girls worldwide.

Extended Bio: Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete a career and networking expert and the author of the book You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works. In 2012, Marcy founded Career Girl Network, an online resource that provides women with information and networking opportunities to empower them in their careers and to advance the work of women in business as a whole.

Marcy spent her childhood and adolescence in rural North Dakota, the granddaughter of farmers, and daughter to parents who instilled a strong work ethic and dedication to excellence at a young age. She worked her way through high school and college, waiting tables, taking tickets, making coffee, and completing multiple internships during her time at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Always the “career girl”, Ms. Twete graduated college in 3.5 years, eager to jump into the working world, quickly landing in the political realm in both Washington, DC and later Minneapolis, Minnesota. Later, armed with a dedication to public service and the female electorate, she took the skills harnessed in politics and moved to the nonprofit sector, working as Events and Sponsorships Manager for the women’s economic development agency, WomenVenture in St. Paul, Minnesota. There, she executed one of the largest women’s conferences in the country and developed more strongly her deep passion for helping women to succeed in business and in life.

Following her work at WomenVenture, Marcy held a leadership position at Pillsbury United Communities in Minneapolis and consulted full-time at Grenzebach Glier and Associates in Chicago, further harnessing her direct marketing and fundraising skills in organizations large and small including the University of Cambridge, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and WomenThrive among others. At both PUC and GG+A, Marcy steered her work towards programs and clients whose focus was women and girls. She is the Vice Chair of the Chicago Board of Directors for Step Up Women’s Network in Chicago and a member of the Advisory Board for Girls on the Run Twin Cities, and is dedicated to advancing the work of organizations that move the needle for women and girls worldwide.

Today, Marcy remains involved with Career Girl Network as an adviser, writer, and host of the initiatives video and podcast interviews. She is an advocate for women in business and regularly speaks to women’s groups, corporations, and nonprofit organizations on topics ranging from resume writing to strengths based leadership, and more. She is a proud downtowner, living in the Chicago Loop with her husband Charlie and her cat Betsey.