A Leadership Style with Mary Wineberg

A Leadership Style with Mary Wineberg

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Celebrating female leaders who have advanced in their careers because they have integrated work and life through whole-self wellness.

Do you know what it’s like to be the best in the WORLD at your craft? Mary Wineberg does, and she’s not resting on her laurels.

Wineberg won an Olympic Gold Medal in 2008

In 2008 Mary Wineberg topped the podium as part of the US women’s 4x400m relay team at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008.  

Unwavering perseverance – two words that describe Mary’s career journey. “I have had to overcome many obstacles and adversity at a young age” said Wineberg. “I truly overcame and made the most of my opportunities. I am most proud of winning an Olympic Gold, become an educator and role model to many.”

Mary is building something so many of us dream of achieving: a legacy.  Her dedication to education, building resilience and belief in self led Wineberg to write her second book, a children’s book, I Didn’t Win. This story is one of a young boy named Jackson who learns how to set a goal, how to accomplish it and learn that, in the end, it isn’t always about winning. (Side note: this is one of our family bedtime-story favorites.)

Now that Mary has retired as a professional athlete, she recently announced that she will be running a new type of race- one for a seat as board member for Cincinnati Public Schools. Wineberg’s platform is rooted in transparency, clarity in communication and working cohesively. “It is important that every student who attends Cincinnati Public Schools has a gold medal education.”

Photography & Styling by Jerin McIntosh

Mary walks and runs daily to stay healthy and takes her health seriously. Nutritional snacking and maintaining a safe, clean environment are crucial habits for staying healthy.  When asked about her “why” for staying healthy, Wineberg said “what matters most is to be around for my children.”  

In part 2 of Mary’s journey we’ll learn more about her strengths and opportunity areas in wellness and her unwaivering perseverance to achieve excellence. 

To learn more about Mary Wineberg visit MaryWineberg.com.

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Glossary of terms: 

Womxn: noun, plural wom·xn [wim-in] /ˈwɪm ɪn/. a woman (used, especially in intersectional feminism, as an alternative spelling to avoid the suggestion of sexism perceived in the sequences m-a-n and m-e-n, and to be inclusive of trans and nonbinary women)